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Chief economist update: A penny saved, a penny not earned by the economy
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 6 DEC 2019
... and gents, is the moral of the above passage from 'The Fable of the Bees' -- the passage that JMK (John Maynard Keynes), himself, cited when he gave us the 'Paradox of Thrift'. This was what the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) was alluding ...
Chief economist update: Brexit la la la
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 8 NOV 2019
... inflation sustainably at the target." Even better, and what could be the start of the adoption of JMK's (John Maynard Keynes) counter-cyclical prescription around the world - fiscal policy spending - the Conservative Party pledges government spending ...
Chief economist update: A capitalist in communist clothes
BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 6 MAR 2019
... communist/socialist/authoritarian government. China's counter-policy responses smack of adherence to the diktat of capitalist John Maynard Keynes. China's right in the thick of employing Keynesian Economics - a capitalist/market economy stabilisation ...
Chief economist update: Laissez faire
BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 25 JUL 2018
Forget John Maynard Keynes. Forget David Ricardo. A new economic sheriff is in town and his name is Donald J. Trump. POTUS has gone against Keynes' counter-cyclical prescription by increasing fiscal spending - tax cuts and increased expenditure ...
Chief economist update: RBA certain to raise interest rates
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 12 APR 2018
... Board does not see a strong case for a near-term adjustment in monetary policy." At least we learned from John Maynard Keynes what long-term is: "in the long-run we're all dead" but how long or short is "near-term"? My guess is that the "near-term" would ...
Chief economist update: Build, build, and build some more
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 30 JAN 2018
... year and has gained another 5.8% this year. In spite of Duterte's animosity towards the west, he's embraced John Maynard Keynes' prescription, using government spending to "build, build, and build." The Nikkei Asian Review reports that, "At the core ...
Chief economist update: Red light on greenback
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 25 JAN 2018
... is a reflection of the strength of the US economy..." Hopefully, Mnuchin's "long-term" is not as long as John Maynard Keynes' because to quote, "for in the long run, we are all dead". Ben Ong is the Director of Economics and Investments at Rainmaker ...
The Fed's inflation and asset price conundrum
BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 28 JUN 2017
... - and the Fed - won't know it's a bubble until it's burst). Irrational exuberance redux? Perhaps. But as John Maynard Keynes stated many, many years ago, "The market can stay irrational longer than you can stay solvent."
Lead us not into a recession
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 3 SEP 2015
... it's now pushing on a string -- and therefore ... go Keynesian! Yes, that great guy, the British economist John Maynard Keynes (JMK), who advocated that during times of trouble - companies don't want to invest and consumers don't want to consume - the ...
Good Budget, bad Budget
BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 13 MAY 2015
... 2015/16 (financialstandard.com.au). It's good. It's less austere and pro-growth than Budget 2014/15. JMK (John Maynard Keynes) would be pleased. It's bad. It's less austere and wouldn't make significant in-roads into cutting Australia's debt and deficit. ...
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