Chemicals and the Economy

The global economy and the US$ – an alternative view
29th January 2018 by

Every New Year starts with optimism about the global economy.  But as Stanley Fischer, then vice ch...

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Interest rates and London house prices begin return to reality
2nd October 2017 by

Global interest rates have fallen dramatically over the past 25 years, as the chart shows for govern...

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Baby boomers’ spending decline has hit demand and inflation
21st September 2017 by

The Financial Times has kindly printed my letter below, wondering why the US Federal Reserve still ...

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US GDP growth stalls with participation rates near all-time low
10th April 2017 by

US GDP growth is slowing, again, as the chart of the Atlanta Federal Reserve’s “GDP Now&...

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Monetary policy reaches sell-by date for managing the economy
27th February 2017 by

Monetary policy used to be the main focus for running the economy.  If demand and inflation rose to...

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Fed’s economic models applied to a past era
29th October 2016 by

The Financial Times has kindly printed my letter below, welcoming the Fed’s decision to addres...

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San Francisco Fed agrees ageing Boomers impact economy
14th October 2016 by

Finally, one of the major Western central banks has agreed that the ageing of the BabyBoomers does i...

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Central banks defy slowing global economy by destroying markets’ power of price discovery
3rd October 2016 by

Markets have one main function in life – price discovery.  If I want to buy, and you want to ...

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Central bankers create debt, not growth, by ignoring demographic reality
26th September 2016 by

The world’s 4 main central bankers love being in the media spotlight.  After decades climbing...

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US 10-Year interest rates suggest Great Reckoning may be near
19th September 2016 by

 “History doesn’t repeat itself, but it often rhymes“, Mark Twain Bob Farrell of ...

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