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deboraski

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  1. I will give you the opposite . Japan have a strong exporting industry and they are doind very well.
  2. A Hedge Fund is a tuna in a ocean full of sharks (central bankers) and whales (politicians).
  3. Make STD testing mandatory Legal and financial disincentives stop people getting checked. Compulsory testing would halt the spread of chlamydia and HIV http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2010/feb/08/std-testing-mandatory Rosa Freedman Rosa Freedman currently a researcher on human rights at Queen Mary, University of London. You pay for this woman to "research".
  4. When the gov. decided to bailout the banks and put the taxpayer behind the balance sheet they de facto made the biz-model of high bonus and high leverage okay, simply because the gov. would rather risk the solvency of the country than let the market to make it's correction. The biz-model is the same so takeover like cadbury and the bonuses is the unintended consequences of the bank bailout of 2007/2008.
  5. A Very good interview about the pension problems. http://www.ft.com/cms/86a30e34-dfd5-11dc-8073-0000779fd2ac.html?_i_referralObject=7158112&fromSearch=n http://www.ft.com/cms/86a30e34-dfd5-11dc-8073-0000779fd2ac.html?_i_referralObject=7158125&fromSearch=n 3.5% is the same expected growth of GDP according to Darling after 2011...
  6. Yes. The $147-$30 oil per barrel in 2008 is a good example of this. It's alot more about the monetary policies of Bernanke and Co. than it's about the commodity itself.
  7. Here in the South of the Ecuador is Summer soooooo it must be very cold in Wales right now.
  8. People were talking about High Inflation/Stagnation like the 70s during the first half of 2008 and then they raised rates for a moment. Later they realized their mistake in the end of 2008 with the fallout of Fannie/Freddie/Lehman/Merrill, etc and cut rates. The issue was about falling credit to consumers/business and not the price of food/energy. I see we are heading into the same direction here. Prices rises because of the monetary policies thanks speculation (the Fed started to cut the rates in Aug 08 and the price of oil was at record level in May 09) and like every bubble, it bust leaving only prices contraction.
  9. Let me guess, you never been to a third world country, have you?
  10. After more than three decades (45-79) where capital and investment were mislocated, It is not a surprise that the economy did not show the effects of the reforms so quickly. It takes time to do so. I am not British, and I am speaking as a Brazilian who had those same problems during the 90s. It took a decade to slowly start see the benefits the some of the reforms that were made in 90s. If you look the same reforms made in Chile and how Chile is today compared with Venezuela (both countries depends alot on a single source of raw material for exports) you will understand the positive outcomes of the Chicago School reforms. Chile just became the first South American country in the OECD. After all, during the 70s UK was know as the sick man of Europe, in the 90s that no longer was the case. Now, what I find funny is that in UK-based forums some people talk about France and Germany manufacturing, etc, but when I read the French boards to see the reaction to the "Google tax", people there were complaining that France was still stuck in the past and should have made the reforms that countries like Britain made in the 80s. Despite nearly £200 bi of budget deficit your debt to gdp ratio is still lower than France and only now you ratio is higher than Germany's.
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