Category Archives: Economic fundamentals

The Bank of England Votes for More QE – But This Is a Road That Will Run Out

Yves here. Richard Murphy’s observations about QE hitting its limits are clearly relevant to the US. Sadly, things will have to get worse before ideas like a job guarantee or Green New Deal-type work schemes even get a hearing. By Richard Murphy, a chartered accountant and a political economist. He has been described by the Guardian […]


The Cost of Staying Open: Voluntary Social Distancing and Lockdowns in the US

Yves here. As various analyses have shown, in many places, governments implemented lockdowns after citizens had started restricting their activities to avoid contracting Covid-19. It’s useful to see economists address the question of what the cost of doing nothing or very little would have been. By Adam Brzezinski, DPhil (PhD) candidate in Economics, University of […]