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The Fed’s $16 Trillion Bailouts Under-reported

Read The media’s inscrutable brush-off of the Government Accounting Office’s recently released audit of the Federal Reserve has raised many questions about the Fed’s goings-on since the financial crisis began in 2008. The audit of the Fed’s emergency lending programs … Continue reading

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Technological revolutions and financial capital: the dynamics of bubbles and golden ages

Read Technological Revolutions and Financial Capital presents a novel interpretation of the good and bad times in the economy, taking a long-term perspective and linking technology and finance in an original and convincing way. Carlota Perez draws upon Schumpeter’s theories … Continue reading

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Financial Speculation on Food – Insecurity and Hunger

Research now shows the uprisings in North Africa and the Middle East this year were triggered by spikes in global food prices fueled by speculators betting on the price of agricultural commodities. This financial speculation was made possible thanks to … Continue reading

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Herd Behavior in Financial Markets

Read This paper provides an overview of the recent theoretical and empirical research on herd behavior in financial markets. It looks at what precisely is meant by herding, the causes of herd behavior, the success of existing studies in identifying … Continue reading

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