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    1. March 20, 2015

      ‘Universal Man: The Seven Lives of John Maynard Keynes’, by Richard Davenport-Hines

      As long as the economy is performing reasonably well, we all take it for granted — why not? After all, it seems so natural...

    2. FT Alphaville

      March 2, 2015

      Of negative rates and golden retrievers

      Yes, yes, we should just look away, Bill Gross wants your clicks. But… It would be pretentious to say that I resembled Honey...

    1. FT Alphaville

      February 18, 2015

      Negative rates as global cash burn

      As Paul Krugman always likes to recount, strange things happen at the zero bound. Macroeconomics gets weird. Liquidity traps...

    2. FT Alphaville

      February 2, 2015

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Monday, - For Greece, the “ECB in politicised mission creep while helping trigger a bank run” story is closer...

    3. FT Alphaville

      November 24, 2014

      Oil-price decline: the bank-exit liquidity theory

      We’re all about unexpected consequences of “liquidity illusion-syndrome” these days, so it was exciting to discover a...

    4. November 4, 2014

      Virgin Galactic crash and the need for risk-takers

      The tragedy of Sir Richard Branson’s exploding spaceship is an example of entrepreneur overconfidence. The price of failure...

    5. September 5, 2014

      How to see into the future

      Irving Fisher was once the most famous economist in the world. Some would say he was the greatest economist who ever lived....

    6. August 1, 2014

      The Long View: Unsettling creep of policy into price-setting

      This week’s market wobble has been significant mostly for how much attention has been paid to such a small drop in prices....

    7. MBA blog

      July 14, 2014

      My early beliefs

      It is a great privilege to write in this forum through the second year of my MBA programme at London Business School. I hope...

    8. FT Alphaville

      March 7, 2014

      Standing on the shoulders of cryptocurrency giants

      Dorian Satoshi Nakamoto, the LA-based man that Newsweek alleged on Thursday was the probable creator of the Bitcoin...

    9. February 14, 2014

      Emerging-world fashions that change with the seasons

      As I prepare to step down from Pimco in mid-March, emerging markets are once again in the news for all the wrong reasons. In...

    10. FT Alphaville

      January 9, 2014

      Greenspan, the Keynesian

      Justin Fox at the Harvard Business Review has collated some interesting extracts from a conversation he had with Alan...

    11. Gavyn Davies

      January 5, 2014

      Where Ben Bernanke made a difference

      Janet Yellen is likely to be confirmed by the Senate as the next Fed Chair on Monday, and Ben Bernanke delivered an initial...

    12. December 26, 2013

      Ideas adjust to new ‘facts’ of finance

      Eight decades ago, economist John Maynard Keynes reputedly remarked: “When the facts change, I change my mind; what do you...

    13. November 28, 2013

      Conservatives and the cult of home-ownership

      Is the world governed by material interest or the force of ideas? Karl Marx believed it was material interest in the form of...

    14. November 15, 2013

      Why work so hard?

      What do the Bushmen of the Kalahari have in common with John Maynard Keynes? In a visionary essay entitled “Economic...

    15. FT Alphaville

      September 25, 2013

      Towards a widow's cruse economy?

      As we noted in our previous post, the real significance of the Fed’s FRFARRP trial (or FARPs for short) may be that it takes...

    16. August 23, 2013

      A lesson from the other ‘sage’ of investing

      In his famous letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders in 1988, Warren Buffett declared: “When we own portions of...

    17. August 23, 2013

      The Diary: Robert Newman

      On Saturday morning my family and I took a train to the “No Dash For Gas” camp in Balcombe. Not until she read the...

    18. August 2, 2013

      Energy efficiency gives us money to burn

      William Stanley Jevons was born in Liverpool in 1835. When his father’s business ran into trouble, he left his studies at...

    19. July 9, 2013

      Asset management hits record level

      The animal spirits are stirring again in the markets as the asset management industry grows to a record level and shrugs off...

    20. May 30, 2013

      Modern economics for the diligent seeker of truth

      It seems an age since I sat with Sir Mervyn King, retiring Bank of England governor, bemoaning the dearth of economic books,...

    21. May 23, 2013

      Why George Osborne should not be so complacent

      The UK Treasury considers John Maynard Keynes to be an idiot. He famously said that “the boom, not the slump, is the right...

    22. FT Alphaville

      May 20, 2013

      Pump up, debase

      Despite all the talk of rampant physical precious metals buying, in dollar terms it’s only getting worse for the “gold HAS...

    23. May 6, 2013

      The value of arts in a time of austerity

      When people who fundamentally agree purport to disagree, you have a non-debate. This was the upshot two weeks ago when Maria...

    24. May 1, 2013

      Austerity is not the only answer to a debt problem

      The recent debate about the global economy has taken a distressingly simplistic turn. Some now argue that just because one...

    25. The A-List

      April 5, 2013

      The David Stockman phenomenon

      This week, a new book, “The Great Deformation: The Corruption of Capitalism in America” by David A. Stockman was published...

    26. beyondbrics

      March 26, 2013

      Turkey: the economic consequences of a peace with the Kurds

      Daniel Dombey in Istanbul and Funja Guler in Ankara At least John Maynard Keynes waited a year after the conclusion of World...

    27. March 6, 2013

      Soccer fans warm to Ruhr romantics

      John Maynard Keynes captured the internationalism of life before the first world war by writing about the freedom of a...

    28. Brussels Blog

      March 5, 2013

      When economists attack: Paul Krugman vs Olli Rehn

      Nobel prize-winning economist Paul Krugman, during a visit to Brussels in 2009. Nobel prize-winning economist Paul Krugman...

    29. February 18, 2013

      Supply matters – but so does demand

      At long last, the defenders of George Osborne’s deficit-reduction strategy have come up with a reasoned case. The thoughtful...

    30. February 8, 2013

      Indispensable nation

      The Battle of Bretton Woods: John Maynard Keynes, Harry Dexter White and the Making of a New World Order, by Benn Steil,...

    31. February 8, 2013

      Wave of money eludes the real economy

      It is tough to get money out of a bank these days. Five years after the financial crisis, most are still trying to rebuild...

    32. August 31, 2012

      The Diary: Gideon Rachman

      Rather than put its correspondents at the Republican convention up in a hotel, the FT chose to rent a house in the suburbs...

    33. August 22, 2012

      Keynes, the hedge fund pioneer

      The macroeconomics of John Maynard Keynes continue to dominate the global economic policy debate to this very day. But many...

    34. August 17, 2012

      The complex world of the policy maker

      John Maynard Keynes once wrote – in an obituary of Alfred Marshall, although I suspect with a hint of self-congratulation –...

    35. July 15, 2012

      Secrets of Keynes’ winning ways revealed

      The latest academic research into the performance of John Maynard Keynes as an investor adds some important detail to a...

    36. July 6, 2012

      The Long View: Keynes stands tall among investors

      Was Keynes a Keynesian? I had to answer this essay question at university and managed to answer No. The issue was whether...

    37. Money Supply

      July 6, 2012

      The week ahead in central banking

      Our week ahead email helps you to track the most important events in central banking. To see all of our emails and alerts...

    38. FT Alphaville

      June 20, 2012

      On abundance, post-scarcity and leisure

      Robert and Edward Skidelsky, emeritus professor of political economy at the University of Warwick and lecturer on moral and...

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