World economy

Liquidity demand and the inflation horror

The Federal Reserve is hoarding Treasuries, interest rates in the US have plummeted and the inflation menace overhangs like a large knife above the American economy. Not at all, points out economist Luis Arroyo.

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Economic hazards of a moral French Budget

Why would president Hollande place such tax burden on the rich and corporate? He said France’s 2013 Budget was meant to demonstrate the euro zone that austerity and fairness can walk together the way out of the crisis. It looks as he’d rather protect a bloated state, though.