Monthly Archives: September 2014

On Gold Buggery

My piece on gold bugs, their culture and their silliness is now online at The New Internationalist website for all you lousy folks that didn’t bother picking up a copy. It was one of the most fun pieces I ever … Continue reading

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Academic Sophistry: Dart-Throwing Monkeys and the EMH

The other day I did a post on the Efficient Markets Hypothesis (EMH) that generated some discussion. I want to deal with a few of the issues raised in a some upcoming blogposts. One issue of interest was that many … Continue reading

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Media Etc.

Too backed up to do a new post today. But a piece of mine went up on Al Jazeera yesterday that deals with the OECD’s very ambitious report from a few weeks ago. Readers might find that of interest. The … Continue reading

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On Keynes’ Short-Period Analysis and Harrod’s Dynamics: A Reconciliation

When I first encountered the Harrod-Domar growth model I never interpreted it as a long-period representation. It seemed to me such a strange characterisation and, I’ll admit, when I first approached the growth literature that arose out of it I … Continue reading

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The Efficient Markets Hypothesis Has Been Proved Wrong But Economists Do Not Want to Listen

The Efficient Markets Hypothesis (EMH) is wrong. It has been proved wrong. Do you think you’ve heard this before? You likely have, but the proof that you’ve heard that the EMH is wrong probably has not done the damage that … Continue reading

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How Do Capitalist Firms Grow?

I’m currently reading Marc Lavoie’s new book Post-Keynesian Economics: New Foundations. This really is the defining text of Post-Keynesian economics today. Anyone who is really interested in Post-Keynesian economics should try to get their hands on it. It is a … Continue reading

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Interest Rates, Liquidity Preference and Inflation

On my post about Austrian and Marxian capital theory a commenter left a fairly predictable ‘Austrian comment’ which denied that they assume perfect foresight in their theory of interest rates and investment, gave a confused story about accounting identities (apparently … Continue reading

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