Links 8 April 2021

Global Macro / Markets / Investing: Collect Taxes More Effectively to Avoid ‘Debt Trap’ Chaos, Warns IMF – More Effective Please, no more questions about how we are going to pay off the COVID debt – The Conversation IMF upgrades forecast for 2021 global growth to a record 6% – AP News Sanctions are destroying


Links 7 April 2021

Global Macro / Markets / Investing: Janet Yellen to call for global minimum tax rate in first major address as Treasury secretary – Axios Oil and Gas Jobs Are Disappearing—With or Without Renewables – New Republic U.S. trade chief readies tariffs against six countries over digital taxes – Reuters LG to close mobile phone business


Links 6 April.2021

Global Macro / Markets / Investing: Lumber Prices Are Soaring. Why Are Tree Growers Miserable? – WSJ The untold story of Jackie Robinson of Wall Street, Reginald Lewis – Forbes Majority of economists say benefits of reaching net zero by 2050 outweigh costs, survey finds – Independent Janet Yellen: Climate change poses ‘existential threat’ to


Easter long weekend links: 2-5 April 2021

‘The bush fire’s passage’ Lorna Muir Nimmo, 1952, Art Gallery of NSW  Global Macro / Markets / Investing: The Pandemic Was Historically Bad for Working-Class Women – Bloomberg How The “Functions of Money” Blind Us To The Structure of Money – Brett Scott Data suspicions threaten to tear China and west apart – Nikkei Asia


Links 1 April 2021

Global Macro / Markets / Investing: JPMorgan, Salesforce Join Growing List of Firms Dumping Office Space – WSJ Saudi wants OPEC+ to extend oil cuts into June, source says – Reuters US government has returned all the oil it stored for companies when prices crashed last year – CNBC As Amazon continues on its path


Links 31 March 2021

Global Macro / Markets / Investing: Banks warn of ‘significant losses’ as they exit positions with large U.S. hedge fund – CNBC House Prices Are Inflating Around the World – WSJ UN chief warns of coming debt crisis for developing world – FT From housebuilders to toymakers, businesses are sounding the inflation alarm – Financial


Links 30 March 2021

Global Macro / Markets / Investing: Economic Strategist Harry Dent predicts ‘Biggest Crash Ever’ by the end of June. – Think Advsor Carbon markets have a Goldilocks problem – Reuters How a Desert Wind Blew $10 Billion of Global Trade Off Course – Bloomberg Funds Bet on a Consumer Boom to Rival ‘Roaring Twenties’ –


Links 29 March 2021

Global Macro / Markets / Investing: Suez Shows Civilization Is More Vulnerable Than We Think: Choke points imperil global supply chains, and the remedies aren’t simple or cheap. – Bloomberg Here’s How A Long Shutdown Of The Suez Canal Might Roil The Global Economy – NPR The giant ship stuck in the Suez Canal is


Links 26 March 2021

Global Macro / Markets / Investing: Elon Musk says people can now buy a Tesla with bitcoin – CNBC The Gen Z Unemployment Rate, Compared to Older Generations – Visual Capitalist The Gap Between U.S. and Eurozone Growth Prospects Has Increased – Christophe Barraud COVID-19 has accelerated the rise of the dreaded “workcation” – Axios


Links 25 March 2021

Global Macro / Markets / Investing: US Treasury Labels 2 Countries as Currency Manipulators – Investopedia Microsoft in Talks to Buy Discord for More Than $10 Billion – Bloomberg Microsoft to start reopening headquarters on March 29th, with hybrid workplace focus – The Verge Dow closes 300 points lower as Caterpillar leads afternoon slide –


Links 24 March 2021

Global Macro / Markets / Investing: Serial Lawbreaker: Amazon Faces 3rd Wage Theft Fine In 3 Months – The Techee Our financial markets have become vapid, non-physical, unsecured, diluted, unsustainable, unproductive, risky, volatile, mispriced, misrated, manipulated, corrupted, ponzified, criminal regulator, executive and board compensation schemes. – NPR The Pandemic Stalls Growth in the Global Middle


Links 23 March 2021

Global Macro / Markets / Investing: Visa Taps Deeper Into Bitcoin Through New Global Partnership With – Forbes G7 agrees to back IMF reserve boost to help poorer nations – Aljazeera How Amazon Crushes Unions – NY Times Why Bond Yields will Climb Further after last week’s Fed Inflation Forecast – Matthew Fear Grieve


Links 22 March 2021

Global Macro / Markets / Investing: The pandemic has changed the shape of global happiness: The old have become happier and the young more miserable – Economist Wall Street tests Jay Powell’s mettle as long-term bonds tumble – FT How Covid-19 Supercharged the Advertising ‘Triopoly’ of Google, Facebook and Amazon – WSJ Oil firms knew


Weekend Reading 20-21 March 2021

Global Macro / Markets / Investing: Goldman Sachs Juniors complain of crushing work load in Wall Street Deals. – CNBC Penny Stocks Are Booming, Which Is Good News for Swindlers – NY Times Year of the derivatives: Crypto futures see explosive growth – Crypto News Tech stocks crumble as renewed inflation fears send 10-year yield


Links 19 March 2021

Global Macro / Markets / Investing: Eyeing US crude, India plans to buy less oil from Middle East – Aljazeera US Treasuries Haven’t Deserved a AAA Credit Rating for Years – Fiscal Times How Google’s New Career Certificates Could Disrupt the College Degree – Inc S&P 500 and Dow end at record highs after Fed


Links 18 March 2021

Global Macro / Markets / Investing: Researchers find new way to locate untapped rare earths deposits worldwide – Mining Elon musk is Selling his Tweet as an NFT – Highest bid is Over $1.1 Million – Tech Elevation Inflation Is Already Creeping Into Some Corners of the World – Bloomberg Oil drops as inventories and


Links 17 March 2021

Global Macro / Markets / Investing: Nearly 10% of the $380 billion in stimulus checks may be used to buy bitcoin and stocks: survey – Yahoo The Housing Boom That Never Ends Already Wiped Out All the Short-Sellers – Bloomberg How much economic growth is necessary to reduce global poverty substantially? – Our Word in


Links 16 March 2021

Global Macro / Markets / Investing: Meet the “New Koch Brothers” – the Hedge Fund Activists Wrecking America’s Green New Deal – Ineteconomics What used cars tell us about the risk of too much inflation hitting the economy – Washington Post Fed to Hike Rates in 2023 but Dots Won’t Show It, Economists Say –


Links 15 March 2021

Global Macro / Markets / Investing: Netflix is Testing a Crackdown on Password Sharing with Friends – Tech Elevation Is a Tax on ‘Ultra-Millionaires’ the Answer to Massive Inequality? – The Nation Beyond stimulus: Gen Z’s dream of high-speed rail and Green New Deal infrastructure – VOX Dysfunctional Financial Markets Are Making Inequality Worse All


Weekend Reading: 13-14 March 2021

Global Macro / Markets / Investing: Warren Buffett becomes 6th member of $100 bn club; joins Musk, Gates, Bezos – Hosanna Economic benefits of protecting nature now outweigh those of exploiting it. – Cam Dollar’s Purchasing Power Dwindles to Another Record Low. Fed is Getting its Wishes – Wolf Street World stock markets hit two-week


Links 12 March 2021

Global Macro / Markets / Investing: Amazon warehouse workers deserve a union. Period. – MSNBC Amazon’s third-party drivers owed millions in wage theft probe – Mercury News Dow rises 250 points after tame inflation data, Nasdaq jumps another 1% – CNBC Cash Is Turning Out to Be the Most Effective Welfare – Bloomberg The Richest


Links 11 March 2021

Global Macro / Markets / Investing: Trader Buys $36 Million of Copper and Gets Painted Rocks Instead – Bloomberg Land could be worth more left to nature than when farmed, study finds – The Guardian The True Costs of Working From Home – Bloomberg Dollar falls back from three-and-a-half month highs as yields stabilise –


Links 10 March 2021

Global Macro / Markets / Investing: It’s official: Nasdaq in a correction, with 10% fall from Feb record close – Reuters 10-year Treasury yield rises to 1.6% after Senate passes stimulus package – CNBC Dollar at 3-1/2-month high on firmer yields, U.S. growth – Reuters It’s Too Late for Big Oil’s Pivot to a Carbon


Links 9 March 2021

Global Macro / Markets / Investing: ‘I’ve Never Seen Anything Like This’: Chaos Strikes Global Shipping – NY Times Elon Musk lost $27 billion last week – CNN How to make a social safety-net for the post-covid world – Economist Mortgage Rate Trends: Will mortgage rates go up in 2021? – Time Up The Characteristics


Links 8 March 2021

Global Macro / Markets / Investing: Distinguishing post-communist privatizations from the Big Bang – Glineq Why Study Economics? – Digest Information Debunking the ‘Productivity-Pay Gap’ – Capital as Power Why Stakeholder Capitalism Will Fail – Forbes Fed Chairman Powell says economic reopening could cause inflation to pick up temporarily – CNBC Economists see first signs


Weekend Reading 6-7 March 2021

Global Macro / Markets / Investing: The ‘Elon Musk Effect’ Takes Aim at Crypto Markets – Investing Global oil companies have committed to ‘net zero’ emissions. It’s a sham. – The Guardian Dollar Is Increasingly Overvalued as Deficit Widens, IIF Says – Bloomberg Fed lures banks to buy unwanted US Treasuries – Asia Times Market


Links 5 March 2021

Global Macro / Markets / Investing: Treasuries on the move, U.S. 10-year yield back at 1.47% – CNBC A $21 Trillion Treasuries Mystery Is Bedeviling Global Markets – Bloomberg Bitcoin rises 5% to $50,942.58 – Reuters The pandemic has worsened Africa’s debt crisis. China and other countries are stepping in. – Washington Post Even With


Links 4 March 2021

Global Macro / Markets / Investing: Jeff Bezos would pay over $ 5 Billion a year under Warren Wealth Tax Plan. – CNBC Startups Lose Innovative Edge Under Corporate Funding. When an established tech company invests in a startup, innovation suffers – Medium American Homeowners Are Adding Fuel to Bond Market Sell-Off – Bloomberg Experts


Links 3 March 2021

Global Macro / Markets / Investing: Charging patients just $10 more for medications leads to more deaths – VOX What To Do on the Stock Market in 2021? Warren Buffett Advises You To Bet on America. His confidence in America is unshakeable. – Medium Is Inflation a Risk? Not Now, but Some See Danger Ahead