Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Midweek Market Monetarist Links and Summaries - 1/22/14

When it comes to blogging, Scott Sumner can't seem to stay away very long - he's been the busiest by far this week.
Last summer it wasn't easy to gauge signs of growth: The dust is beginning to settle
Sometimes, these two get confused - China: the problem is easy credit, not easy money
The unemployment rate should not have been put into the Evans rule - The Fed struggles to find the right guidepost
Some clarification re monetary offset: Reply to Matt Yglesias
And, Central Banks do monetary offset even while denying doing so
Individual members of the Eurozone no longer have room to devalue: Is the ECB making "rookie mistakes?"
How to think about recent gains? I consider myself a moderate supply-sider however...
IndoAsia is probably a nonissue for US inequality going forward - Goodbye BRICs hello IndoAsia
Re-employ the 3 to 5 million excess unemployed, then start working on supply-side problems that reduce U.S. employment:  I welcome "abrupt policy adjustments"
Some clarification re Krugman vs Barro
In 2008, it was as though New Keynesians became old Keynesians, while monetarists became Austrians: Further thoughts on Robert Barro

Econlog posts from Scott Sumner:

The "feel good" post of the week, with graphs (Marcus Nunes)
When FDR delinked from gold, things improved in a hurry...
Marcus offers highlights of a paper from John Williams of the San Francisco Fed

Bubble...or no bubble? Some links (Lars Christensen)
Lars takes an international monetary perspective:
Perhaps this letter to the Financial Times will help...

The UK inflation rate drops in December (Britmouse)

Negative for the last five years? Not an easy question to answer (David Beckworth)
David explains how the efforts of Miles Kimball and Scott Sumner have made a difference:

How might the theory of the demand for gold, play into matters? (Nick Rowe)

Some clarification on a recent Econlog post from Scott (David Glasner)

Discussion re David Glasner's "Free Banking and Monetary Reform" (Jonathan Finegold)

Gold, per se, was not the problem (James Caton)

Goldman Sachs is still bullish (James Pethokoukis)
Is the US recovery about to die of old age? 3 reasons why it isn't

Also of interest:

Since The Browser goes behind a firewall on Feb 3, I want to highlight a few more articles they've picked up, prior to that date Both of these are helpful for thinking about healthcare and related issues:
David Pilling (FT) How Japan stood up to old age

Car ownership is changing:

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