Tag Archives: money

COVID compared with wartime economic impacts – my latest podcast episode

The latest episode of my Economics Explored podcast features a conversation on whether COVID can be compared to wartime. The episode considers the different scales and scopes of the shocks, and what it all means for prospects for economic recovery. In … Continue reading

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Money and cryptocurrency – my latest podcast episode

When I recorded the latest episode of my Economics Explored podcast last Friday afternoon, the price of one Bitcoin was a bit above US$18,000 after having failed to get beyond US$20,000 in the previous weeks. In my chat with my … Continue reading

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Huge swings in Bitcoin value make it hard to believe it will ever replace traditional currencies

The Bitcoin price was getting close to US$20,000 at the end of last month, but has since come down to a bit over US$18,000. In March, it was around US$5,000 (see chart above). There has been a lot of speculative … Continue reading

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On the record high Gold price in Aug 2020 – podcast discussion with Darren Brady Nelson

In my latest podcast episode on Gold, I discuss the record high gold price of over 2,000 USD/oz. seen in August 2020 with Darren Brady Nelson, Chief Economist of LibertyWorks and a policy advisor at the Heartland Institute.  Note that … Continue reading

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The Deficit Myth and Modern Monetary Theory – latest podcast episode

I’ve recorded some thoughts on Stephanie Kelton’s best-selling book The Deficit Myth which is popularising so-called Modern Monetary Theory: The Deficit Myth and Modern Monetary Theory – initial views In my recorded conversation with my Adept Economics colleague Ben Scott, … Continue reading

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A Fiscal Vaccine for COVID-19 with Tony Makin – new podcast episode

In my latest podcast episode, I speak with Professor Tony Makin of Griffith University about his new CIS Policy Paper A Fiscal Vaccine for COVID-19. In Tony’s words: “the paper considers the resurgence of crude Keynesianism before highlighting risks of … Continue reading

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Cash is king – Seth Godin’s latest podcast episode “Money flows”

Seth Godin’s latest Akimbo podcast episode Money flows is a lucid introduction to the importance of cash flow for business health. Even businesses that appear to be thriving can get into trouble due to the gap between the commencement of … Continue reading

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BOQ’s Peter Deans to give ESA Qld seminar on risk management in financial services

Banks play an important role in modern economies: looking after people’s money, facilitating transactions, and providing credit that gives economies momentum but which can also impart volatility—e.g. when too rapid credit growth inflates housing or commercial property bubbles. Banks are … Continue reading

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Qld currency was model for Australian currency

Last month, former UQ Economics lecturer Dr Jon Stanford published a very interesting paper in the Queensland History Journal titled Queensland’s Own Money, 1893-1910: Model for the Australian Note Issue (paywalled unfortunately). Jon discusses the financial crisis of the early … Continue reading

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