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Are the political conditions for reform out of reach?

  Three major failures contributed to the global financial car crash • There was a failure of banking and bankers – imprudence and irresponsibility, tinged with instances of criminal behaviour, insider trading, mis-selling, deceit and fraud; • There was a failure of central bankers – they were seduced into assuming the self-stabilising properties of markets,…
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How the international monetary system holds back recovery

  Ever since the end of Bretton Woods, exchange rate volatility driven by diverse monetary policies and diverse expectations about future exchange rates have been frequent sources of shocks to the world economy and national economies. The very existence of independent central banks with independent monetary policies is the common origin of shocks. The more…
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