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by jaw
May 23rd, 2019, 10:27 am
Forum: Economics Forum
Topic: where to get economic data online
Replies: 5
Views: 558

Re: where to get economic data online

how about this one:
https://db.nomics.world/
by jaw
August 10th, 2018, 8:00 am
Forum: Politics Forum
Topic: Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Marxism But Were Afraid To Ask Jeremy Corbyn
Replies: 77
Views: 7132

Re: Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Marxism But Were Afraid To Ask Jeremy Corbyn

@AlexEro
What's your point? Do you think the USA will run out of USD, the UK will run out GBP, Europe will run out of EUR?
by jaw
April 3rd, 2018, 8:26 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: libor. ois. usd vs australia
Replies: 6
Views: 619

Re: libor. ois. usd vs australia

Don't banks fund short-term using predominantly CP also? Lots of work nowadays on IBOR reform/replacement. Main reason: not enough transactions, hence IBOR does not reflect actual market conditions very well.
by jaw
November 13th, 2017, 8:43 am
Forum: Economics Forum
Topic: UK health spending vs management quality
Replies: 29
Views: 2565

Re: UK health spending vs management quality

https://fullfact.org/health/health-tourism-whats-cost/

"So-called 'health tourism' costs just 0.3% of NHS spending"
by jaw
November 10th, 2017, 9:49 am
Forum: Economics Forum
Topic: UK health spending vs management quality
Replies: 29
Views: 2565

Re: UK health spending vs management quality

The plural of anecdote is not data of course, so my personal experience does not prove anything. Maybe the NHS is adequately funded but mismanaged, maybe it isn't. I have no idea. All I meant to say with my little example is that I don't think you can just look at macro data and conclude that the NH...
by jaw
November 10th, 2017, 7:37 am
Forum: Economics Forum
Topic: UK health spending vs management quality
Replies: 29
Views: 2565

Re: UK health spending vs management quality

I can't comment on the management quality. But I do think you have to look not only at spending, but also at the service coverage you're getting. For example, 20-odd years ago, when I lived in the UK, me and my wife needed to get jabs before going abroad. From the NHS, these were completely free at ...
by jaw
November 6th, 2017, 9:29 am
Forum: Politics Forum
Topic: Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Marxism But Were Afraid To Ask Jeremy Corbyn
Replies: 77
Views: 7132

Re: Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Marxism But Were Afraid To Ask Jeremy Corbyn

@Paul
Do you really feel threatened by this? You are in some sense a public figure and you seem to be quite happy to advertise your Tory credentials (and quite rightly so, no reason whatsoever why you should not let the whole know where you stand on these issues, if you so desire).
by jaw
October 20th, 2017, 9:09 am
Forum: Economics Forum
Topic: The question of low inflation
Replies: 14
Views: 2104

Re: The question of low inflation

"As the Fed raises rates, they'll get whatever (floor) level of inflation they want and the issue will fade. Easy!"
Aha, a Neo-Fisherite!
http://bruegel.org/2015/07/blogs-review ... rebellion/
by jaw
October 19th, 2017, 11:52 am
Forum: Politics Forum
Topic: UK and the EU: In or out?
Replies: 1931
Views: 68124

Re: UK and the EU: In or out?

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/oct/19/no-deal-strategy-theresa-may-game-theory " Brexit negotiations are complex but, at their core, they are exactly the same as any other negotiation in life. It is in the interests of both players – in this case the UK and the EU – to strike a deal...
by jaw
October 17th, 2017, 9:09 am
Forum: Economics Forum
Topic: The question of low inflation
Replies: 14
Views: 2104

Re: The question of low inflation

You might want to have a look at Warren Mosler's site. on Jobless claims: "These remain impossibly low historically, particularly on a population adjusted basis. To me this further confirms my suspicions that the reason for the lower claims is that they’ve been made a lot harder to get than in prior...
by jaw
June 30th, 2017, 7:23 pm
Forum: Politics Forum
Topic: Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Marxism But Were Afraid To Ask Jeremy Corbyn
Replies: 77
Views: 7132

Re: Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Marxism But Were Afraid To Ask Jeremy Corbyn

@ppauper "Are you a Marxist?" is anything but a straightforward question and I fully understand why one would want to be extremely cautious when answering it. Marxist is a highly ambiguous and controversial label. According to Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marxism): "Marxism has since dev...
by jaw
June 28th, 2017, 1:13 pm
Forum: Politics Forum
Topic: Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Marxism But Were Afraid To Ask Jeremy Corbyn
Replies: 77
Views: 7132

Re: Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Marxism But Were Afraid To Ask Jeremy Corbyn

Edit: @ppauper I sincerely apologize, the Weimar Germany example did not come from you, but someone else. My bad. Sorry once again. @ppauper: 1. So I am supposed to give you precise numbers, yet you yourself refuse to given even a vague description of the economic mechanisms at work in the examples...
by jaw
June 28th, 2017, 9:41 am
Forum: Politics Forum
Topic: Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Marxism But Were Afraid To Ask Jeremy Corbyn
Replies: 77
Views: 7132

Re: Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Marxism But Were Afraid To Ask Jeremy Corbyn

I was thinking the UK in the 1970s, or even the US under LBJ/Nixon when we had "guns and butter." Nixon got Arthur Burns, the fed chair, to gun the money supply. What's going on in venezuela is a good example as well. The problem with printing money is it causes inflation. The standard response is ...
by jaw
June 28th, 2017, 9:16 am
Forum: Politics Forum
Topic: Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Marxism But Were Afraid To Ask Jeremy Corbyn
Replies: 77
Views: 7132

Re: Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Marxism But Were Afraid To Ask Jeremy Corbyn

And what do you think printing money will do to inflation and interest rates?  Of course, maybe violently popping London's real estate bubble would be a good thing for convincing rich speculators to dump their holdings -- who cares how it affects everyone else. I am more than happy to give you an e...
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