How Fair Are Windfall Taxes: Balancing Energy Poverty With Structural Energy Incentives
The UK and recently also Germany have decided to introduce windfall taxes to offset part of the pain caused by the elevated energy prices with economical support financed with an extra tax on the tremendous profits energy producers currently are generating. However, from an anti-fragility perspective this decision is more controversial than it looks.
Stagflation, Falling Markets And Low Disposable Income: The Next Recession Will Be A Though One
As GDP growth turned negative in Q1 2022 to a lower than expected -1.40% quarter-over-quarter, the FED should be increasingly worried for a period of prolonged stagflation with all its consequences.
Greenflation: Lowest Income Groups Hit The Hardest By European Energy Crisis
The EU’s push for the transition to a green circular economy is coming at a cost for the weakest in society. Too optimistic prospects of renewable energy sources combined with higher energy demand have led to exponentially rising energy prices that will hit low income groups the hardest.
Should the United States “Shrink the Gap” with Europe by Increasing Childcare Subsidies?
Dan Mitchell analyzes whether Joe Biden’s increased childcare spending makes sense from an economic perspective.
Renewing the Social Contract
In this article Bryce McBride analyzes the corona crisis and takes conclusions on the current state of the citizen-government relationships around the world. The current pandemic is more about trust than anything else.
Solidarity To Italy Is Dependent On Northern European Understanding
In their most recent report the Eurofound, the EU Agency for the improvement of living and working conditions, show that young people are disproportionately hit due to aggressive lockdowns around Europe. In this article The Golden Investor discusses the different living conditions for youngsters in Italy compared to those living in frugal Northern European nations.
Even the OECD Finds that Class-Warfare Taxes Lead to Lower Incomes
Dan Mitchell dives into an OECD study on different type of taxes.
The Future of Aviation? It’s Starting Now!
Vincent de Haes argues where sustainability in the aviation sector should come from and potential solutions to drive sustainable innovation in this industry.
Sustainability Goals Should Be Targeted With An Interdisciplinary Approach
One of the biggest challenges of the 21st century will be curbing the unsustainable cycles of over-consumption. Changing this human habit, which is entangled in our everyday lives, has to be done using an interdisciplinary approach. The REDD+ programme of the United Nations can be viewed as such an approach, but more knowledge spillovers should…
Understanding the Affordability Crisis
Affordability was the political and economic issue of 2019. The riots and uprisings in Hong Kong, Chile, France and other countries have been at least partly driven by the fear among many that a middle-class lifestyle is moving out of reach. In Canada, the recent federal election saw all major parties focusing on the issue,…
The Current Monetary System Is Outdated And Over-Dependent On Commercial Banks
In this article The Golden Investor tries to explain the problems with the current monetary system and what could be possible solutions for this broken system. The rise of precious metals and cryptocurrencies is symptom of this failing financial system.
Money Is Not Wealth
The vast increase in government spending in response to the COVID-19 pandemic has caused many people to question their understanding of money. With any luck, such questioning will lead to a better understanding of money’s proper function and its potential for abuse.
The K-Shaped Recovery Is A Symptom Of Rising Inequality
The trend of using letters in the analysis of the corona economy continues, this time The Golden Investor discusses the K-shaped recovery and how it affects all us.
Italy’s Grim Outlook
In this article Dan Mitchell discusses the problems Italy is facing, using the most interesting articles on the Italian economy. With this republished article The Golden Investor dives further into Italy’s troubles.
Holiday Special: Italian Trouble Up Ahead
Italian stories through the eyes of The Golden Investor. Italy’s misery will be even greater if European solidarity lacks. The division between the North and South of Italy is resembling the European disparities and is a major issue.
The Importance of Institutionalism And Economic Behaviour
This week’s guest writer Jeroen van Alst writes about the importance of institutionalism and how it affects our economic behaviour, mainly through geography and culture.
The ESG Hypocrisy In The Western Investment Management Industry
In this guest article Omar AbouZeid discusses the blind search for high yield by firms claiming to invest ethically. In reality many of those firms invest in perverse high yielding investments in countries which lack environmental, social and healthy governmental structures and policies.
Why The Euro Is Not Likely To Last
In this article The Golden Investor explains why the euro isn’t likely to remain the currency of Europe. Having one currency has benefits, but is unsustainable when European integration lacks.
To Understand The Market And Governmental Policy, One Must Understand Neoliberalism
In this article Koen Smeets Outreach Coordinator of Rethinking Economics NL provides his personal view on neoliberalism and its legitimacy. In a theoretical, yet easy to understand piece, he discusses all important characteristics of neoliberalism and their implications.
The Tipping Point For Gold Miners
In this guest article Alfonso Hernández de Castro provides his view on investment in gold miners. With an easy and strategic analysis he will show that gold miners still have room to grow.
Panic Buying, An Economic Perspective
At the start of lockdown measures many people started buying bulk at supermarkets. Where many governments condemned these kind of practices it actually can be very rational for people to make this choice.
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