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  1. FT Alphaville

    July 23, 2014

    The Closer

    FURTHER FURTHER READING - Another false alarm on US inflation? - A dearth in innovation for key drugs. - Should the US...

  2. June 27, 2014

    Lending Club IPO seeks $5bn valuation

    Lending Club is preparing to raise more than $500m from a US initial public offering in what would be a landmark moment in...

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  1. June 22, 2014

    ‘The Consolations of Economics’, by Gerard Lyons

    The Consolations of Economics: How we will all benefit from the new world order, by Gerard Lyons, Faber & Faber, RRP£16.99...

  2. Business Blog

    June 15, 2014

    Managers wanted: must understand robots and humans

    Outsiders have been marvelling at the uncanny skills of robots for decades. In 1978, commentators on the FT’s “Technical...

  3. FT Alphaville

    June 13, 2014

    Further reading

    Elsewhere on Friday, - Tesla’s Gettysburg Address for entrepreneurship and innovation? Also, decent PR. - Paul McCulley on...

  4. June 6, 2014

    Lawrence Summers on ‘House of Debt’

    House of Debt: How They (and You) Caused the Great Recession, and How We Can Prevent It from Happening Again, by Atif Mian...

  5. May 30, 2014

    Corporate citizens of the world owe fealty to us all

    The head of a British multinational declared this week that he opposed the idea of companies that exist “somewhere in the...

  6. Money Supply

    May 27, 2014

    Larry Summers: "Robots are already taking your jobs"

    (c) Getty Images A sobering message from Larry Summers this afternoon in a speech at the “Conference on Inclusive...

  7. May 12, 2014

    ‘Stress Test’, by Timothy Geithner

    Stress Test: Reflections on Financial Crises , by Timothy Geithner, Random House Business/Crown, RRP£25/$35 If you had taken...

  8. FT Alphaville

    May 2, 2014

    Further reading

    Elsewhere on Friday, - The rise and rise of the salt water school. - Should governments run budget surpluses? - Death of...

  9. FT Alphaville

    April 29, 2014

    Robots, jobs and TFL strikes

    On a morning which saw London grind to a halt because of a two-day strike by Transport for London workers protesting the...

  10. April 24, 2014

    Bill Daley to join hedge fund

    Bill Daley, the former White House chief of staff, is to join the hedge fund Argentière Capital, which was founded last year...

  11. April 20, 2014

    How Obama lost friends and influence in the Brics

    When Barack Obama took office, he pledged a new overture to the world’s emerging powers. Today each of the Brics – Brazil,...

  12. FT Alphaville

    April 17, 2014

    Larry Summers on forwarding the Doozer economy

    Larry Summers was interviewed by Chrystia Freeland at the INET conference in Toronto last week, in a conversation that very...

  13. January 26, 2014

    Automation and the threat to jobs

    The mood was optimistic at this year’s World Economic Forum. Despite the economic wobbles in Argentina and emerging markets,...

  14. January 24, 2014

    Osborne and Summers clash on UK austerity

    Simmering transatlantic tensions broke out into the open at the World Economic Forum in Davos on Friday, in the form of a...

  15. January 24, 2014

    Divisions emerge over effect of digital disruption

    Sitting alongside his counterparts from Yahoo, AT&T, BT Group and Cisco Systems, Marc Benioff, chief executive of...

  16. The World

    January 24, 2014

    Davos debate: Osborne and Summers spat

    UK Chancellor George Osborne and former US Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers have just locked horns at Davos on the UK’s...

  17. The World

    January 24, 2014

    Davos thoughts: Secular stagnation

    Lawrence Summers (c) WEF On Thursday, I moderated a fascinating lunch-time discussion on “secular stagnation” with Lawrence...

  18. FT Alphaville

    January 22, 2014

    The time for official e-money is NOW!

    Now, more than ever, is the time for central banks to launch their own official e-money. We’ve campaigned for this before....

  19. FT Alphaville

    January 21, 2014

    Bubbles as a deflationary escape chute

    If Larry Summers is correct about secular stagnation, the natural interest rate is negative and interest rates at current...

  20. FT Alphaville

    January 15, 2014

    Further reading

    Elsewhere on Wednesday, - A gently persuasive TED on why IB’s limited weekend policies are so damn stupid. - Why history of...

  21. January 6, 2014

    Capital flows: Powered down

    After Lehman Brothers investment bank collapsed in late 2008, the lights almost went out in the global financial system....

  22. January 5, 2014

    Washington must not settle for secular stagnation

    We may, as I argued last month in the Financial Times, be in a period of “secular stagnation” in which sluggish growth and...

  23. December 23, 2013

    Secular stagnation risk for EU and Japan

    Larry Summers has argued that the short-term real interest rate consistent with full employment fell to minus 2 or 3 per...

  24. December 13, 2013

    It is time for a fun bubble in commodities

    I have been inspired by recent thoughtful comments from Lawrence Summers and Paul Krugman, the economists, on the permanent...

  25. FT Alphaville

    December 6, 2013

    The Hubble bubble theory of the continuous expansion of the financial universe

    Or something like it. We’re not, after all, physicists. Though, feel free to read about the Hubble Bubble theory here. What...

  26. December 4, 2013

    Serious innovation requires serious state support

    Economics ministers around the developed world say that they want to “rebalance” away from speculative finance and build up...

  27. FT Alphaville

    December 4, 2013

    Deflation and secular stagnation: the real threats to EM

    This guest post is from Larry Brainard, Chief Economist and Co-Founder of Trusted Sources, an independent advisory firm...

  28. FT Alphaville

    November 21, 2013

    The Closer

    FURTHER FURTHER READING - Why you shouldn’t pay attention to consumer confidence indicators. - The evolution of Larry...

  29. beyondbrics

    November 20, 2013

    EM growth won't last (2): Aslund theory

    Emerging markets are so over. So says Lawrence Summers – you can read beyondbrics’ take on his theory here – and so says...

  30. beyondbrics

    November 20, 2013

    EM growth won't last (1): Summers theory

    Do you bet on two baseball players who are on a lucky streak? The law of averages says no: in the long run, both players...

  31. November 19, 2013

    Why the future looks sluggish

    Lawrence Summers has poured gallons of icy water on any remaining optimists. Speaking on a panel at the International...

  32. FT Alphaville

    November 18, 2013

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Larry Summers talks secular stagnation and bubbles: Izzy picks up on a recent speech by...

  33. FT Alphaville

    November 18, 2013

    Summers on bubbles and secular stagnation forever

    One of the most talked about things in economic circles this weekend? Larry Summers’ speech to the IMF Research Conference...

  34. Gavyn Davies

    November 17, 2013

    The implications of secular stagnation

    One week ago at the IMF Research Conference, Larry Summers delivered a remarkable speech about secular stagnation, which he...

  35. October 22, 2013

    The reality of America’s fiscal future

    From the frenzied political battle and clashes of opinion of recent weeks, an observer might conclude the US faces fiscal...

  36. October 13, 2013

    The battle over the US budget is the wrong fight

    This month Washington is consumed by the impasse over reopening the government and raising the debt limit. It seems likely...

  37. October 9, 2013

    Yellen is the right choice for the Fed

    Janet Yellen has been the frontrunner to head the US Federal Reserve ever since a mutiny in the Democratic party on Capitol...

  38. October 9, 2013

    Letter campaign was signature moment for Yellen

    Janet Yellen, President Barack Obama’s choice to be the next chairman of the Federal Reserve, can cite a stellar record in...

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