COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION: MARCH 20 2009 UPDATE

March 21, 2009 at 11:45 pm | Posted in Economics, Financial, Research, USA | Leave a comment

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SAMUEL BRITTAN ARTICLES: “THE FINANCIAL TIMES” LONDON

March 21, 2009 at 8:58 pm | Posted in Economics, Globalization, Research, United Kingdom | Leave a comment

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Three Samuel Brittan articles‏

The Financial Times 13/02/09

andrew.heavens@gmail.com

http://www.samuelbrittan.co.uk

Sat 3/21/09

It seems not all recessions are created equal

The Financial Times 13/02/09

As can be imagined, international economic organisations, whatever else they do or do not do, spawn vast numbers of research papers. Most of them are worthy but of limited interest, a hypothetical example being “Forward Markets and Cash Crops in Ruritania”. But occasionally something of real interest arrives. A recent example is an International Monetary Fund working paper entitled

“What Happens During Recessions, Crunches and Busts?”* Although there is no such thing as “letting the figures speak for themselves”, this paper is relatively theory-light.

http://www.samuelbrittan.co.uk/text332_p.html

Demand matters, not animal spirits

The Financial Times 13/02/09

Citizen A cuts down on his purchases of widgets. Company B that makes the widgets cuts down staff, who in turn reduce their spending. Sales collapse in the local supermarket, putting yet more people on to the dole. Thus we drive ourselves into a slump…This stylised picture is instinctively grasped much better by the proverbial taxi drivers and barmen who inform many journalists of the popular mood than it is by many academics, senior officials and top politicians. The economist who first got the process right in a big way was, of course, Lord Keynes. Yet there is now a campaign by some who regard themselves as his followers to play down the British economist’s analysis of effective demand in favour of something they call “animal spirits”.

http://www.samuelbrittan.co.uk/text331_p.html

Avoiding the vertical pronoun

Speech Oxford 10/01/09

Much is to be learned from the way such words as socialism,liberalism, feudalism, liberty have been used historically and the way they have been used as intellectual and political banners. But this does not explain the popularity of essentialist terminology among those trying to promulgate their views about the here and now. I immodestly think that I have stumbled on at least part of the answer, and one which is not very highbrow. It all comes back to what a friend of mind calls “the vertical pronoun” (that is “I”) which he dislikes
very much among political columnists.

http://www.samuelbrittan.co.uk/spee55_p.html

Three Samuel Brittan articles‏

The Financial Times 13/02/09

andrew.heavens@gmail.com

http://www.samuelbrittan.co.uk

Sat 3/21/09

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