Looking for Dr. Goodpain? Check the Reflection in the Mirror Dr. Krugman

Far be it from me to cast a pox on what has been one of the only few bright lights in the last few years but premises matter.  In Krugman’s recent Looking for Mr. Goodpain  he presents a reasonable derision of those pushing austerity in the face of zero evidence it actually works to restore ...

Putting lipstick on the PIIGS: the health of modern macroeconomics

Ok, so some of the best economists, trained at elite institutions, working for the pinnacle of the of the financial world got it wrong, very wrong.  How wrong?  Just go ask a Greek citizen.  But, of course, we all knew that just by reading the headlines coming out of Greece over the last couple of ...

The real Zombie that won’t die: The Myth of Crowding Out

Don’t get me wrong I am really encouraged that  Mr. Moffatt took it upon himself to echo what we should all know by now: debt is not the story behind the Euro crisis.  And as Mike rightly points out the real story is the rural idiocy of austerity and the absence of control over monetary ...

Should Ontario Become an Independent Country?

Ok just forget how crazy the questions sounds.  The recent wrangling between Ontario and Alberta over the value of the Canadian dollar, oil output and the decline of manufacturing in Ontario (and other provinces east of Ontario) raises some reasonable … Continue reading →