All eyes will be on US CPI numbers today. The Fed has made it clear any rise is expected to be transitory, but NAB’s Ray Attrill says a higher surprise could see markets challenge that theory.
Janet Yellen wants the world to agree a universal rate of corporate tax. Has she got a cat in hell’s chance of making any headway? No way says @profSteveKeen on this week’s Debunking Economics podcast. But would it solve anything anyway?
GDP in Q1 1.5% down on Q4. Hardly surprising given the lockdown. The economy is still 8.7% smaller than just before the pandemic, whereas US GDP is close to where it was, thanks to massive government spending.