Category Archives: Rent seeking

Article Collection 10/01/13

Macroeconomics Jobless Recoveries Likely in U.S. Future, Much Like in Europe – A recent paper by Brookings, one of the top think tanks in the world, attempts to explain unemployment persistence, e.g. why is the unemployment rate in the U.S. not … Continue reading

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Article Collection 9/9/13

A collection of [what wonks like myself find is] interesting stuff. Macroeconomics  List of Upcoming September Events Roubini: Autumn’s Known Unknowns (Uncertainty about upcoming global events) Robert “Bob” Shiller (of Case-Shiller Index fame) says in a video interview on the housing … Continue reading

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Detroit’s Doomsday

Updates: Pictures of an apocalyptic Detroit; the bankruptcy declaration complete with slideshow presentation to creditors.  Well Detroit couldn’t have really timed it better, declaring Chapter 9 Bankruptcy – the largest ever municipal bankruptcy filing in the US – the day after we talked about municipal … Continue reading

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Article Collection 07/16/2013

Just like the last one, a collection of [what nerds like myself find is] interesting stuff. Macroeconomics Greece, Italy, and otherwise Southern Europe are falling apart; nothing surprising here if you know your economics. Calculated Risk does a 5 part … Continue reading

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Banking, rehypothecation and collateral shortages

First I’ll caution the reader that this is rather advanced stuff (I read through it half a dozen times before it clicked), but this is an absolutely excellent piece exploring the ongoing global macroeconomic and macro-financial banking problems, the issues of … Continue reading

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