- Blogging will return
- Blowing Bubbles
- When did the US stop thinking big? Look at EDUCATION!
- War — what is it good for?
- Why we mess up
- Is Terror back?
- Tragedy in Boston
- In Surprise, Recovery in China Loses Steam
- Confused about North Korea? — Think Syria
- Told you so
- From Russia, with thought
- Relentless optimism?
- A Haircut in Cyprus
- Wealth and Social Justice
- Fantasies, Budgets, and Democracy
Author Archives: jackgoldstone
As the world “slow” pops up more and more (today, slower than expected US factory growth, and lower than expect PMI in China), it might be a good time to post a presentation I gave earlier this year in Moscow: … Continue reading
As Europe waits to see what follows the Cypress haircut and Italian political deadlock; Japan waits to see if its efforts at halting deflation produce progress, ignite excess inflation, or fail; China waits to see if it can sustain growth … Continue reading
It’s baaaack! Many thought the EU crisis had been safely put behind us, thanks to Magic Mario and the ECB’s promise to do whatever it takes to save the Euro. Even the near deadlocked election in Italy, the continued squeeze … Continue reading
The news this week was good — U.S. national wealth had returned to pre-recession levels. Or was it? Pry into the details and it turns out that wealth in housing — which affects most middle class people (the poor have … Continue reading
If the Republicans proposed a federal budget for 2013-14 that relied on a rain of gold doubloons, all of which would happen to fall in the Federal government’s coffers, as the basis for U.S. fiscal planning we would laugh. Or cry, … Continue reading
The Dow is setting a record high — and that is rational for two reasons. First, the global middle class is growing fast and will add $3 trillion in new consumption over the next forty years. Second, corporate profits continue … Continue reading
There hasn’t been much new to blog about except the same old, same old bad news. The Republicans and Democrats fail to produce a budget deal — is that news? About as much as dogs chewing bones or cats chasing … Continue reading
Today, I post in its entirely a blog by Julian Lindley-French. I have sometimes had guest bloggers, but I don’t usually reprint entire blogs. But in this case, Julian says things better than I could! 25 February. Italy has gone … Continue reading
I was in London this week. Like most capital cities, the business center still looks prosperous: foreign capital is still fueling wining and dining and consumption and construction. Yet in the country at large, austerity policies are fueling a recessionary … Continue reading