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The WhyLow Unemployment became "the" Public Policy Goal to counter Europe's post depression/recession,
and Russia's latest 5 year plan.
Post WW2 Pent-up Demand increased AD, increasing both US wages and Profits.
But the resulting High Inflation pushed interest rates up.
The FED broke the inflation spiral and lowered interest rates.
This helped maintain profit margins
as Western business refinanced with continuously falling interest rates.
Leveraged was also increased to maintain high profit.
2. The Change
Western Business Adjusted
to a mounting profit squeeze
caused by increased flat world's AS.
But wealthy European and Asia
countries ran trade surpluses
3. The Prediction
Resulting Political Turmoil
Fiscal Policy AD Increases
with of infrastructure spending
Political Economy Summary
Cold War to 1980
A Full Employment Goal Created Inflationó a Debtors Paradise
2. The Bad
A Neo Liberal
Business Responded to Inflation by going global,
lowered wage growth and in the US,
3. The Ugly
Reactions to Neoliberalism 2008-
Lack of Bank Regulation
Short-Term Commercial Bank Reserves Were in Euros When Dollar Reserves Were Required.
Neoliberal Economist Under Estimated Economic Effects of Financial Market on Economic Activity.
Government t Helped the Top and the Bottom Creating Middle Income Envy.
Populist Nationalist Parties
attracted voters with renationalization
and anti-austerity policies.
Center Left Parties
lost control as lower wages and fighting more over less,
and cartel politics blamed capitalism and globalism.
Center right parties in control blamed immigrants and globalism.
Debtors Can't or Won't
Deflation Kills Wage Growth
Real Debt Value Increases
Creditors lost as
Real Value of Debt Up But Some Don't Pay
World's Very Poor and Very, Very Rich Won
Middle Earners of Rich Western Nations income Stagnated.
A Return on Capital Growth R > Growth rate of the Economy G.
90% of Income Gains
Went to Top 1% and since 2012,
of Credit aided by low interest rates,
The_4G's of Politics, not economic inequality,
A Worldwide Threat Assessment From GZERO media
As we noted in the Wednesday edition, the US intelligence community
has released its latest Worldwide Threat Assessment.
Much of the media focus this week has fallen on
President Trumpís criticism of the US intel chiefs,
but letís begin with the report itself. Here are its key findings:
The Trump administrationís trade policies have damaged US interests
by pushing allies to build new relationships with other governments.
ďAt present, China and Russia pose the greatest espionage and cyber attack threats.Ē
ISIS isnít finished.
ďis unlikely to completely give up its nuclear weapons and production capability.Ē
North Korea has continued nuclear development in some areas
and taken actions that are reversible in others.
Iran continues to support terrorist groups in the Middle East and Europe,
but itís still complying with the terms of the nuclear
Mark Blyth explains