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MONEY, BANKING AND FINANCE
PROGRESS AND PERFORMANCE
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World GDP growth
Most people (including political leaders) consider GDP growth to be a good outcome. This is only partially true. Because it is a measure of activity it accounts for good activity and bad activity in the same way! ... More ...
US GDP growth
US GDP growth has been impressive over time ... but perhaps not matched so well with quality of life ... in fact, not at all!. ... More ...
Stock market ... S&P 500
Stock markets have gone up. When stock market indices like the Dow, S&P500 and many others go up, it is deemed to be good ... More ...
Stock market ... Russell 3000
More and more, financialization makes the stock markets less and less representative of the real economy. ... More ...
GDP v GPI
The GDP has gone up ... but the Genuine Progess Indicator (GPI) which incorporates social performance has flatlined. This is a more realistic measurement of quality of life. ... More ...
Intangible value
For the past 40+ years the intangible asset value of corporate balance sheets has increased rapidly. This is mainly because the value of a company is determined in large part by the 'present value of (perceived) future profits'. ... More ...
UK Money supply
The growth in money supply in order to 'save' the global banking system in the aftermath of the 2007 financial meltdown has been massive ... but is it 'real'? Is it sustainable? ... More ...
Fed Rate
Interest rates are a primary tool of monetary policy as well as being a reflection of the supply and demand for money. ... More ...


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