This week will be more about geopolitics than economic data says NAB’s Ray Attrill, with USA election debates and Brexit talks (again).
Would a job guarantee resolve the battle between inflation and unemployment? Conventional economists argue that when the labour market is tight – and there are few jobs to go around – people ask for more money and that creates inflation. When there are very few jobs – like now – inflation is much lower. The counter argument, from Modern Monetary Theorists, is that a job guarantee would reduce this flux, whilst improving the lifestyles and wellbeing of the population. This week Phil Dobbie asks Steve Keen whether the MMT have got the logic right and, even if they have, can it be practically applied?
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Equities bounced back in the US today, as attention switches beyond temporary inflation to the US getting back to work. All the signs we are seeing are that the US is reopening, say David de Garis. https://t.co/PGhGeZ6DH2
US CPI numbers came in much higher than expected, with a swift market reaction. NAB’s David de Garis says the bond market reaction has been mature, but you could argue that the equity market has overreacted. Listen to why: https://t.co/UbdAjb9zja