Posts Tagged ‘exports’

The Fed is Pushing on a String

Posted by Jeff Rubin on September 18th, 2012 under SmallerWorldTags: , , ,  • 5 Comments

No matter how hard the Fed pushes, the US economy isn’t going to respond to yet another round of quantitative easing. What ails the US economy is not the cost of credit. From car loans to mortgages, borrowing money has never been cheaper. The Fed’s aim to stir the economy by printing more money is [...]

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Will Export Restrictions on Energy Echo Those on Food?

Posted by Jeff Rubin on May 18th, 2011 under SmallerWorldTags: , ,  • 12 Comments

Will Export Restrictions on Energy Echo Those on Food? Higher prices are supposed to encourage more world supply. It’s standard textbook economics. But what happens when instead of export-oriented global firms, it’s governments that control supply. They may not respond to price signals the same way as profit maximizing companies. n fact, they may respond in [...]

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