Chemicals and the Economy

Boomer SuperCycle unique in human history – Deutsche Bank
30th September 2018 by

“The 1950-2000 period is like no other in human or financial history in terms of population growth...

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Why everyone ignored my warnings ahead of the financial crisis
16th September 2018 by

It’s 10 years since my forecast of a global financial crisis came true, as Lehman Brothers col...

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Financial crises and the five stages of loss
9th September 2018 by

The Financial Times has kindly printed my letter as their lead letter, arguing that the rise of the...

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The blog’s 11th birthday – and a look forward to 2021
2nd July 2018 by

The blog has now been running for 11 years since the first post was written from Thailand at the end...

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The tide of global debt has peaked: 8 charts suggest what may happen next, as the tide retreats
22nd April 2018 by

The results of the central bankers’ great experiment with money printing are now in, and they ...

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West’s household spending heads for decline as population ages and trade war looms
11th March 2018 by

As promised last week, today’s post looks at the impact of the ageing of the BabyBoomers on t...

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West faces “demographic deficit” as populations age
3rd March 2018 by

Rising life expectancy, and falling fertility rates, mean that a third of the Western population is ...

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Older workers are looking for something more
22nd February 2018 by

The Financial Times has kindly printed my letter arguing that we need new policies to help people a...

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Central banks’ reliance on defunct economic theory makes people worry their children will be worse off than themselves
27th November 2017 by

“Average UK wages in 2022 could still be lower than in 2008”  UK Office for Budget Resp...

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US tax cuts will fail as Trump’s demographic deficit replaces Reagan’s demographic dividend
6th November 2017 by

No country in the world now has a top quality pension system.  That’s the conclusion from the...

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