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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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@JodyShenn @Shnaps @joelight @MarkCalabria What Jody said @joelight @Shnaps @JodyShenn @MarkCalabria I was using Fed data: https://t.co/NliFFv5zGY @Shnaps @MarkCalabria ?"The one-year forward earnings estimate for [big U.S. banks] has jumped 19-36% in 2018. As such, the fall in stock… https://t.co/z3nPozMxUv @lhamtil @CliffordAsness Corzine? @adam_tooze @RobinBrooksIIF @SoberLook twas ever thus @TheStalwart who could have known? @MarkCalabria About 63% of all American mortgages are currently owned or guaranteed by the U.S. government while 24… https://t.co/YjQbeNH40fNo mention of ending the Fed-Treasury Accord https://t.co/keWE9YI4JI @barronsonline 2) For the first time since '09, companies' coupon payments have fallen below yields (the interest t… https://t.co/0LRkg5xgnE
Retweeted by Matthew C. Klein @MehreenKhn Rutte? @CliffordAsness fallacy of compositionMy latest piece looks at some of the nomination of @MarkCalabria to run the agency in charge of Fannie Mae and Fred… https://t.co/8MxEdOWbyqThere are cracks appearing in the uneasy post-crisis alliance between shareholders and creditors. Most companies d… https://t.co/FwN1nfNWkQ
Retweeted by Matthew C. Klein @jackjackharman @BenDWalsh Except it's not a FDIC-insured bankThe Rosés-Wolf database on European regional incomes since 1900 is now available on the EHES website: a great resou… https://t.co/JuaGu9hTNb
Retweeted by Matthew C. Klein @RajaKorman well like half of those transitions came from losing wars @mims sounds like the background to battlestar galacticaNot quite a year later, I can't stop wondering what became of this fella @CaseyNewton ran into in SF back in January https://t.co/lXwtaKRrBr
Retweeted by Matthew C. Klein @georgemagnus1 @CardiffGarcia @ryanavent IMF estimates from October suggest Pettis wins by a landslide https://t.co/X8ecIibMlv"'Even if the market crashes, I don’t think there’s any way I could lose money in the long run,' he said. 'I think… https://t.co/IDiVXdNtEh @MayankSeksaria Productivity growth slowdown would have been unsurprising -- outright productivity declines taking… https://t.co/KtEtDmbT6vuhhh??? "In an email to Barron’s the head of the SIPC cast doubt on the idea that it would insure checking or savi… https://t.co/XqAXaiTYWM
Retweeted by Matthew C. Klein @DuncanWeldon @ryanavent ooh! @MayankSeksaria I was surprised! @ryanavent Here is the paper cited in the article: https://t.co/MUC8aGSkfH And here is the short version: https://t.co/IcBnT64vA0"[Chinese] productivity is actually declining, and at an increasing pace...in 2016 total factor productivity...drop… https://t.co/A6p45i7I6u @felixsalmon @CardiffGarcia On the swaps: https://t.co/MKe6qGMPnH My simpler point was that the Chinese government… https://t.co/rHKjNOeIpc @CardiffGarcia (The funny thing is that there is a dollar-denominated Chinese sovereign debt market and there the C… https://t.co/1pbTiAP4Yt @CardiffGarcia I hope there is a follow-up about how much more creditworthy Italy is than the U.S. based on nominal yield spreadsThere are at least three glaring errors in this column comparing U.S. and Chinese nominal bond yields:… https://t.co/nWKFFlC3Mq
12/13
2018
@interfluidity @RajaKorman @teasri @sudeepj21 @HowToSpeakMoney I think the market segment difference was more impor… https://t.co/qFu9NgdJrf @RajaKorman @teasri @sudeepj21 @interfluidity @HowToSpeakMoney German cars competed in a different market segment. Also, racism."Walt cites the first half of the twentieth century as proof that offshore balancing...has a 'reassuring history.'… https://t.co/ME6QIBxyFOCaption this! (Photo by @DenaliNPS) https://t.co/7WFwH6SVuL
Retweeted by Matthew C. Klein @interfluidity @RajaKorman @teasri @HowToSpeakMoney relative vs absolute doing a lot of work there @JHWeissmann @mdc ooh that book looks good @RajaKorman @interfluidity @teasri Hard disagree. Prosperity is not zero-sum and anyway mostly not due to trade. Ex… https://t.co/uxaVKkkxVkPaul Volcker says the U.S. made deliberately disadvantageous trade deals during the Cold War to support allies:… https://t.co/Y3AMq3Uycb @RajaKorman @interfluidity @teasri @DeanBaker13 wow so you are serious about my joke idea to offshore all US economic activityIn which Paul Volcker tells me that, not to put too fine a point on it, but yeah, we divorced from the gold standar… https://t.co/uuMLjR9mmw
Retweeted by Matthew C. Klein @RajaKorman @teasri @interfluidity just imagine what would happen to real incomes if all economic activity were offshored! @ddayen Cubans next? @interfluidity you're right nm @interfluidity well to be fair that could just be a consequence of the commitment to positive inflation @mims my man @jsphctrl has had a long-running thread that explains everythingA short guide to percentages from Jacob Rees Mogg: 63% “a terrible result for the prime minister she must resign”… https://t.co/m1w5qg5Hje
Retweeted by Matthew C. Klein @LucioMM1 @teasri @interfluidity @BlueShieldCA @CoveredCA agreed: https://t.co/9ZJZ1XZcr7 @LucioMM1 @teasri @interfluidity @BlueShieldCA @CoveredCA Need an index for lots of things -- TIPS, government bene… https://t.co/ahNdmOVKTNThis thread is consistently fantastic https://t.co/jHHk4iZYjZ @LucioMM1 @teasri @interfluidity @BlueShieldCA @CoveredCA it does seem like an odd thing to make the focus of policy, given all that @LucioMM1 @teasri @interfluidity @BlueShieldCA @CoveredCA or put another way, they fairly represent what they measu… https://t.co/ECTt7EJcB3 @LucioMM1 @teasri @interfluidity @BlueShieldCA @CoveredCA the meaning they are supposed to have is to represent the… https://t.co/suvCZavvq1 @teasri @interfluidity @BlueShieldCA @CoveredCA the more people understand the guts of the price indices the less they trust themSaboteur! https://t.co/nleJ0YNFcO @Brad_Setser fair, just thinking about how that caveat didn't really fit with the optimism quoted higher up -- also… https://t.co/ebO159jzI4Incredibly depressing (and important) story about rising loneliness among elderly Americans https://t.co/3jU2Oqg2sn"For foreign fund managers, the most obvious competitive niche is helping to connect Chinese onshore money with glo… https://t.co/d8ErUz8iCz @hmeisler @pearkes yeah, had missed that @LJKawa @pearkes also flat yield curve @LJKawa @pearkes lower oil prices? @pearkes 1998 (given the bit on defense spending) @JWMason1 Definitely not defending the rules, but the logic is that reforms improve long-term debt outlook. This is… https://t.co/lOAvG1cwqYVote early, vote often https://t.co/uPPzWcvcKt @JWMason1 to be fair, that fits with the Commission's technical guidance about the fiscal compact, which is suppose… https://t.co/La30H1zhFuThe Economic Policy Institute (generally considered a leftwing thinktank backed by unions) just published a detaile… https://t.co/U9vO2QLGmnThis will never get old https://t.co/blxwPHkuue @M_PaulMcNamara "government of national unity" @M_PaulMcNamara or go full Brexit and put in FarageThank you, Britons, for making American politics look goodWhy have moderate China watchers turned against China? The party executed a Nobel peace prize winner by denying him… https://t.co/tm6F1tt5uZ
Retweeted by Matthew C. Klein @neilbouhan other way around -- the wind would blow pollution into Tibet but the Himalayas trap the bad air in India
12/12
2018
The Chinese government has detained a former Canadian diplomat living in Beijing without charging him… https://t.co/TeoTh8vdaS @econhedge it's not about the moneyWOOOT!!! Alphachat is baaaack! https://t.co/TE0vRPPJ58
Retweeted by Matthew C. KleinThis is a shocking graph on how the IRS has let rich tax cheats off the hook. And the whole article is spectacular… https://t.co/3JK9u5fUyS
Retweeted by Matthew C. Klein @pearkes [insert Albion's seed reference] @SpiegelPeter @USAmbUK @North2East he's just trying to be politeFrance's deficit to widen to 3.4% in 2019, in breach of EU rules - says budget minister https://t.co/oGN0UJDd1q
Retweeted by Matthew C. Klein @pearkes worst PM since Lord North @mark_dow completely agree -- it's strange to me he did not adapt his monetary views after failing to prevent private money creation @mark_dow Friedman's theories about money supply would have made more sense if he had gotten his way on bank regulation when he was younger @conorsen @DKThomp the underlying takeaway from the article is not about schools per se but about the costs and ben… https://t.co/QCE0KgbZmO"At least 140m people in India are breathing air 10 times or more over the WHO safe limit...The 10 most polluted ci… https://t.co/R18RekpI3q @teasri unless of course you have a big current account adjustmentGetting an interesting mix of retweets today @JWMason1 @JHWeissmann Your experience may be unrepresentative of those who do not graduate within 6 years @Ed_Crooks "What am I? A farmer?" @MattZeitlin man wait until they try real milk @SethHanlon @JimPethokoukis indeed @BaldingsWorld @teasri I would not define the recession as lasting through the end of 1993 @BaldingsWorld @teasri I disagree with you on early 1990s https://t.co/JwXBl5pbe6 @teasri [thinking face] @peterdwilliams @teasri not 3m-10yr yield curve @teasri is that saying we had a higher risk of recession in 2015 than when we actually had a recession in 1990? @sam_a_bell that's some galaxy brain thinking right thereTrump FHFA nominee argued in 2013 that higher interest rates would lead to more lending / housing… https://t.co/EgG0GP7KgC
Retweeted by Matthew C. Klein @JHWeissmann ah, so the 40% who don't graduate within 6 years that I cited was inflated by people who transfer, sho… https://t.co/IHTw08hYPz @JHWeissmann Sure. Could be a lot higher or lower depending on economic conditions and how you define the question.… https://t.co/2XDXU02CmO
12/11
2018
@teasri I want to point out I think buybacks so far have been surprisingly low
12/10
2018

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