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Matthew C. Klein @M_C_Klein Chicagoan in exile

"Why are you discussing this idiocy? Don't you have better things to do?" -- Martin Wolf | Economics Commentator @barronsonline

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@retepelyod Agree the most damning argument against the euro is that it precipitated the banking glut and therefore… https://t.co/dWWjrxN3aq
6/25
2018
Q: Which PBOC monetary policy instrument is most popular with pirates? A: RRR
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6/23
2018
@Rycon I don't know if I would go *that* far...#shotsfired by @JohnCarreyrou, who says Elon Musk is "another example" of "the cult of personality" in Silicon Vall… https://t.co/SguM8hdyHQ
Retweeted by Matthew C. Klein @BenDWalsh my old district! @AlanTonelson @jbartash It's not an advantage: people selling cars in Europe mark up the price according to the VAT… https://t.co/OToLPbd2ey @AlanTonelson @jbartash which makes it fundamentally different than a tariff, which is an extra sales tax levied only on foreign products @AlanTonelson @jbartash from the perspective of consumers in either US or Europe, the relative prices of US-made an… https://t.co/NBc77R7qcR @RuthlessGravity Interesting... when I lived in DC (by which I mean nova) that area was basically emptyKind of surprised there aren't more people living in Arlington/Crystal City though @AlanTonelson @jbartash why count VATs that also apply to European-made cars?This is a fun read: https://t.co/eT7r5drCgKI wrote about CEOs, child separation, and the actual existing examples businessmen who have influenced politics.… https://t.co/wQbOKNYm7k
Retweeted by Matthew C. KleinAlso, I agree with @rodrikdani that Ashoka Mody's new book on the euro crisis is worth your timeMindbogglingly bad take https://t.co/Xdp47aMv9i @CardiffGarcia thank you sir!excellent @M_C_Klein column: "The trade conflict between the U.S. and China is therefore a consequence of China’s i… https://t.co/mTaQVCiA6P
Retweeted by Matthew C. Klein @RajaKorman 2-for-1 special since US would also prefer they lend to peripheryif you can get around the paywall, read this @M_C_Klein piece on tariffs and how China's 1% has built a system arou… https://t.co/pV2bgt1AhY
Retweeted by Matthew C. Klein"more than 40% of households headed by people aged 55 through 70 lack sufficient resources to maintain their living… https://t.co/CAuZHM0SlyA defense of national economic policymaking from @rodrikdani https://t.co/sWZbMrnbWFIrish opposition to euro area integration is striking given the country's own experience: https://t.co/91t5HShOcWGeorge Papaconstantinou, a former Greek finance minister, is skeptical that the proposed batch of euro area reforms… https://t.co/znE8nu6dbL @grodaeu Airbus itself is a product of dirigisme, sauce for the goose etc @sam_a_bell I think he would agree that even if there is nothing we can directly do to promote rebalancing within C… https://t.co/yQ1x8oZJ7rTariffs Are the Wrong Response to China https://t.co/a46K8aFkF5 <-- since the real problem is regressive wealth t… https://t.co/Elk3aADbbY
6/22
2018
Some context. Greeks will have to run a primary budget surplus of at least 2.2% of GDP for the next 42 years to maintain debt sustainability
Retweeted by Matthew C. Klein"It is the biggest solidarity the world has ever seen" - Klaus Regling extols eurozone benevolence to the Greeks.… https://t.co/ScfE4u8ilI
Retweeted by Matthew C. KleinImportant line by line assessment on Franco-German EU reform agreement - and what they dropped Thread @cohensettonhttps://t.co/t077h3XZmV
Retweeted by Matthew C. KleinVery interesting proposal for an important debate. The crisis eroded old notions that price stability is enough for… https://t.co/9xfrFKOkPX
Retweeted by Matthew C. Klein @HBmacro the trick will be to repeat the deferrals/extensions/cash injections every few years foreverThe Greek #Eurogroup deal: 10 year maturity extensions, 10 year debt payment deferral and a cash injection of €15bn… https://t.co/gMS4Rh96e9
Retweeted by Matthew C. Klein @eisingerj oof(The headline about picking fruit also works)Is this the "Brexit dividend" I read about? https://t.co/D2qW0N8QiF @ddayen @matthewstoller Ownership not necessary to do the sorts of things net neutrality proponents were afraid of though @ddayen @matthewstoller right or wrong, net neutrality rules never applied to wireless carriers and T-Mobile has d… https://t.co/9EYaulwEHuThe Treasury is increasing the amount of capital in the @bankofengland’s balance sheet. Details here: https://t.co/D6TTC1sFPj
Retweeted by Matthew C. KleinClever research on impact of EITC payments on spending by lower-income workers from @Claudia_Sahm et al https://t.co/da2dt1vdqqJust a reminder - the flows in q1 were off the chart so to speak. Really big v history. But likely the new normal… https://t.co/FWF4pGxgcp
Retweeted by Matthew C. Klein @Birdyword @RajaKorman @pseudoerasmus @PreachyPreach fittingly around the same time as the first enslaved people ar… https://t.co/5DW3oJ9rHo @Birdyword @RajaKorman @pseudoerasmus @PreachyPreach first representative assembly in what would become the US meets in JamestownAmazing lecture from @adam_tooze on the world history of the financial crisis https://t.co/gYbp6EJCOA <-- looking… https://t.co/85zLJmGIBM @RajaKorman @Birdyword @pseudoerasmus @PreachyPreach there was also the US-UK-Venezuela crisis @Birdyword @RajaKorman @pseudoerasmus @PreachyPreach 1203, goLow-unemployment metros typically attract people. But in some tight markets, the workforce is shrinking.… https://t.co/Ck3XObb2fb
Retweeted by Matthew C. Klein @DavidBeckworth @ernietedeschi there he stands, he can do no other"Fond of quoting Yoda, the Star Wars Jedi master, Mr Son says he is guided by gut feeling as he tries to 'feel the… https://t.co/r2dN8vkr1Q @RajaKorman @pseudoerasmus @PreachyPreach @Birdyword Only just saw this but tempted to say most world-historical ev… https://t.co/ebCY4l9Kb4
6/21
2018
Intriguing interpretation of Labour's plans to reform the Bank of England's mandate https://t.co/079ndx7PFY @IvanTheK dishonorable dischargeLloyd Blankfein on immigration and child separation: it's "heart-rending and I wouldn’t be on that side... it’s nev… https://t.co/FwAxr2nJ3d
Retweeted by Matthew C. KleinHere is my comprehensive important story about the president accusing Canadians of hurting America by buying shoes… https://t.co/YgoJD2WOKu
Retweeted by Matthew C. Klein @pearkes @ernietedeschi the article really buried the lede @pearkes I was surprisedhttps://t.co/OfnNDi8DRZ https://t.co/1qAHJr3L0p @jnsrv do you actually wonder? fiscal/banking/political union on one side vs none on the other... @DavidS66DK married couples should have joint bank accountsMartin Wolf on Italy and the euro: "Good fences make good neighbours. A currency of one’s own is a good fence. It… https://t.co/ooq0AQDGmw @greg_ip or is this just a misclassification of tourism vs goods trade? @naufalsanaullah @RobinWigg oh also this https://t.co/NnxRZDL34v @naufalsanaullah @RobinWigg https://t.co/3xcMKS2JBJ https://t.co/DMky5GlXX1 https://t.co/bOG1YqugVR https://t.co/3wz9gf04RSIt’s easy to get lost in the recent back and forth between the U.S and China—here’s what you need to know about a p… https://t.co/4EwLacCL24
Retweeted by Matthew C. Klein @RobinWigg only 18 months behind Alphaville @kevin__177 @pearkes @gabriel_zucman That sounds right but I say that with relatively low confidence... historicall… https://t.co/S11RHqZ4t1“It might seem that a paycheck without having to work would be a plum job, yet not all Saudis are satisfied with th… https://t.co/EMBs5VD62zGreat profile of the Delaware legal system, and one of its retiring shareholder lawyers, by @sindap https://t.co/XwmOjmoZYj @leftoutside @gabriel_zucman thank you! @pearkes @gabriel_zucman the whole paper/appendices are worth digging into if you have the time -- they did great work @pearkes @gabriel_zucman yesHow Much Do Tax Havens Cost the Rest of Us? https://t.co/TrFKYmGomH <-- my column on important new research from… https://t.co/2upS3JoIjqKrugman: "simple trade models, while they do say that trade wars are bad, don’t say that they’re catastrophic" https://t.co/miVEYVNNK1 @conorsen countrysideNashville, the San Francisco of the South? https://t.co/2MMJOKQmdc"Mexico has developed a taste for US-style cheese, which is different to that from grass-fed Kiwi cows" https://t.co/1L873e7JdDThis sounds like one heck of a scam https://t.co/rA1rjLh3JS
6/19
2018
"Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell opened his press conference on Wednesday by declaring that 'the economy is… https://t.co/TxGcjIEj93
6/18
2018
@DuncanWeldon to make it even trickier: would Draghi have been able to get QE without oil price collapse feeding through to inflation?"am I saying that the case for cutting corporate tax rates is unadulterated nonsense? No, it’s adulterated nonsense" https://t.co/92iD1E0Tzr
6/15
2018

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