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18/01/2019 | US Debt: Bomb or Overblown?
Geopoliticalmonitor.com | Geopoliticalmonitor.com

The latest report from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) is enough to curdle the blood of any fiscal conservative.



According to the report, US federal debt held by the public relative to GDP currently stands at 78 percent (debt issued in Treasury securities). If current trends hold, that number will reach 100 percent of GDP by the end of the decade, and 152 percent of GDP by 2048. Broadly speaking, the expansion is being fueled by outlays for Social Security and Medicare and increasingly burdensome interest payments on preexisting debt.



The country’s darkening fiscal outlook is sure to resonate in future elections in the United States, but there’s a crucial international dimension here as well.

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16/01/2019 | Concesiones y derechos de propiedad
Iván Alonso | El Comercio (Pe)
Iván Alonso reseña las importantes contribuciones al pensamiento económico por parte del recientemente fallecido Harold Demsetz, quien desarrolló la teoría sobre la creación de derechos de propiedad. ...
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16/01/2019 | Lo que los neosocialistas en el Congreso no entienden sobre la pobreza
Xavier Underwood | Fundación Atlas 1853
El éxito debe medirse no por la cantidad de dinero que arrojamos a las soluciones de la pobreza, sino por la cantidad de personas que están saliendo de la pobreza. ...
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15/01/2019 | Una verdad incómoda
Juan Carlos Hidalgo | La Nación (CR)
Juan Carlos Hidalgo cree que la descarbonización de la economía es una venta de humo que involucra fortalecer monopolios estatales ineficientes y un regalo para el lobby cañero. ...
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15/01/2019 | La economía mundial ante 2019
Federico Steinberg y José Pablo Martínez | Real Instituto Elcano
La economía mundial debería continuar creciendo en 2019, aunque menos que en años anteriores. Sin embargo, los riesgos geopolíticos se acumulan y podrían dar sorpresas. ...
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15/01/2019 | Is It Time To Give Up On The World Bank? – Analysis
Mihir Swarup Sharma | Bloomberg
The financial gap that emerging markets have to bridge is huge; between $1 trillion and 1.5 trillion annually is needed for investment in infrastructure. ...
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13/01/2019 | Another Drop In Energy Prices Leads To Negative US Inflation In December – Analysis
Dean Baker | Eurasia Review
The overall Consumer Price Index (CPI) fell 0.1 percent in December due to a 3.5 percent drop in energy prices. This was the second consecutive sharp drop in energy prices. This drop held the overall inflation rate to just 1.9 percent over the last year, leading it to come in under the core’s 2.2 percent year-over-year rate. In December, the core CPI increased by 0.2 percent for the third consecutive month. ...
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09/01/2019 | 2019: nubes en el horizonte para las energías renovables en A. Latina
Bruno Brunetti | América Economía
El sol sigue siendo la fuente más importante para el incremento de la capacidad global de electricidad. Sin embargo, la tasa de crecimiento de la energía solar se desaceleró el año pasado y es probable que se mantenga plana en 2019, pero con notables incertidumbres por delante, incluyendo a América Latina. ...
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06/01/2019 | US-China Trade War: Making Up Is Hard to Do
Caleb Mills | Geopoliticalmonitor.com
In the midst of rising tariffs and economic uncertainty, a chord of relief was struck when on December 2nd, President Donald Trump and Chinese leader Xi Jinping announced a much-needed truce in their emerging trade war. Needless to say, businesses on both sides of the Pacific breathed a sigh of relief in mere hours. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index climbed 2.5% and the Shanghai Composite index jumped 2.6%. Japan’s Nikkei 225 index rose 1%. In the West, the UK’s FTSE 100 index, the CAC40 in France, and Germany’s DAX were all up by about 2% at the end of the day. ...
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05/01/2019 | China’s Interesting Future, in 2019
Tom Clifford | The Globalist
If China has a problem, so does the global economy. ...
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