Age of ZIRP: Fed’s fateful decision to turn the liquidity to spigots

Christopher Leonard, the New York Times business journalist, infiltrates  the Federal Reserve to show how its policies steered by Chairman Jerome Powell over the past ten years have accelerated income equality and put America’s economic stability at risk. The press credited the Fed when the economy grew and also when the economy imploded in 2008,…

Vision for New Economics

Diane Coyle, distinguished academic economist with Harvard PhD, Cambridge Chair, and professional, ex-UK Treasury, CBE, explores enormous problems but also opportunities and explains how economics needs to change to keep pace with the twenty-first century and the digital economy – Digital technology, big data, big tech, machine learning, and AI are revolutionising both the tools…

UK Government record borrwing in November

The UK government continued to support the economy during the pandemic by borrowing soared in November hitting £31.6bn the highest level on record according to the office for National Statistics and the third-highest figure in any month since records began in 1993. The Independent Office for Budget Responsibility has estimated that the amount of borrowing…

The UK is officially into recession

The UK economy suffered its worst and biggest slump on record between April and June due to coronavirus lockdown measures, shrinking as much as 20.4 per cent compared with the first three months of the year. The UK is officially into recession. Household spending plunged as shops were ordered to close, while factory and construction…

Government debt stands at £1.98 trillion

  The UK government borrowed £127.9bn between April and June for tackling the coronavirus pandemic, taking the total government debt to £1.98 trillion. The difference between spending and tax income was more than double the £55.4bn borrowed in the whole of the previous year.  The borrowing in June was lower in May at £35.5bn, as…

Promoting the elite at the expense of the workers

Trade conflicts caused by governments promoting the interest of the elite at the expense of workers. Across the world, the rich have prospered while workers can no longer afford to buy what they produce have lost their jobs, or have been forced into higher levels of debt. The class wars of rising inequality are a…

Corruption at the Deutsche Bank

There is a scandal in the Wealth Management division of Deutsche Bank which paid £1.1m to secure the wealth management business of a senior Saudi Royal financial adviser, whose wife was paid according to an internal probe that led to two former employees being reported to criminal prosecutors. The money transfers were arranged in 2011…