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Inflation makes everything more expensive, right?
Inflation makes everything more expensive, right?

If 2022 had a word, it would probably be inflation. So far, as of August 2022, inflation for the 12 months prior sat at 8.3% in the United States. That is significantly higher than the typical 1–2%…

The Revolution Will Be Relaxing: Towards A Wellbeing-based Economy
The Revolution Will Be Relaxing: Towards A Wellbeing-based Economy

Imagine a world with 4-day work weeks. Or maybe even as little as 20-hr work weeks. Now liberated from the oppressive grind, general mental health and social wellbeing has improved. You and your…

Gravity
Gravity

The same Federal Reserve (Fed) that used to say, “we only fear deflation, we know how to fight inflation,” now says “we only fear inflation, we know how to fight recession (and deflation).” I closed…

Easy Ways to Overcome a Personal Financial Crisis
Easy Ways to Overcome a Personal Financial Crisis

‍A financial crisis can happen to anyone, at any time. Whether it’s a job loss, a medical emergency, or something else entirely, a financial crisis can cause significant stress and anxiety…

Will there be a recession in the UK in 2022? 8/15 that it happens according to bookmakers!
Will there be a recession in the UK in 2022? 8/15 that it happens according to bookmakers!

The chances of a recession in the UK before the end of this year looks more and more likely according to odds by bookmakers this week. It’s now odds on at 8/15 that the UK goes into recession in…

Bear Market Guide: Five Best Investment Strategies to Fight Inflation
Bear Market Guide: Five Best Investment Strategies to Fight Inflation

Central banks around the world have hiked interest rates along with intervening in currencies to beat inflation amid the soaring gas and food prices. So what should we do to protect our hard-earn assets?

WTO chief Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala warns world edging into ‘global recession’
WTO chief Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala warns world edging into ‘global recession’

GENEVA — The World Trade Organisation’s (WTO) chief said on Tuesday that she believes the world is heading towards a global recession due to multiple colliding crises, and called for radical policies…

The Rhetoric of Responsibility
The Rhetoric of Responsibility

Inflation has been hard to miss in recent months. The Consumer Price Index is up 5.1%, the Reserve Bank just raised the cash rate for the second time in a decade, and the federal election…

Good Growth? A return to 1980s economic policy: a reflection on the mini budget
Good Growth? A return to 1980s economic policy: a reflection on the mini budget

Earlier this summer I chaired an IED webinar, “Good growth — how do we look beyond GDP to support the charge to net zero?” With the passing of the mini budget on Friday and a flurry of short reviews…

Know Your Worth — What Your Peers Charge for Commercial Productions
Know Your Worth — What Your Peers Charge for Commercial Productions

I have seen a lot of producers trying to hire film crew in Los Angeles for sub-standard rates so I got the idea to compile together a list of rates based on discussions that I’ve seen in various…

It Was Not A Mistake for Her To Choose This Field
It Was Not A Mistake for Her To Choose This Field

To know Lisa D. Cook is to know her story. A professor of economics at Michigan State University (MSU), she ascended to the heights of economic policy by becoming the first Black woman to be…

Climate Change: Another Driver of Inflation
Climate Change: Another Driver of Inflation

Post pandemic, global inflation has soared as consumer demand rebounded while supply tightened amidst labour shortages, global supply chain issues and rising commodity and energy prices triggered by…

China Is Single-Handedly Crushing America
China Is Single-Handedly Crushing America

My great-grandpa grew up in China and we had Chinese boarders growing up — both, weirdly, were named Lin Ding. The second one taught us his family recipes, helped my mom build a Chinese garden, and…

Monte Carlo Pricing in Python
Monte Carlo Pricing in Python

The majority of the time in undergraduate quantitative finance coursework is spent on pricing different securities. Initially, there is a heavy emphasis on the time value of money, and analyzing…

CHINA BUBBLE PROPERTY
CHINA BUBBLE PROPERTY

CHINA has made world capital markets nervous. Evergrande, China’s largest real estate developer and one of the world’s largest, is in grave danger of going bankrupt (it has already defaulted on…

Central banks are buying them and so should you — precious metals
Central banks are buying them and so should you — precious metals

Basic facts about precious metals to preserve your wealth over a long period. Commodities like gold, silver, palladium, platinum are a good start.