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The Bank of Japan – Ringing in the Endgame? by Pater Tenebrarum

‘It is the Keynesian mantra: the fact that the policies recommended by Keynesians and monetarists, i.e., deficit spending and money printing, routinely fail to bring about the desired results is not seen as proof that they simply don’t work. It … Continue reading

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Haruhiko Kuroda – The Pressure to “Do More” Rises by Pater Tenebrarum

‘The Bank of Japan has employed QE programs since March of 2001 (in February of 2001, it still claimed that “QE will be ineffective” – it was right then, for the last time). These have had no effect apart from … Continue reading

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Domestic Politics and Foreign War: The Case of the Imjin War

I recently read The Imjin War: Japan’s Sixteenth-Century Invasion of Korea and Attempt to Conquer China by Samuel Hawley. The Japanese invasion of Korea and failed attempt to use Korea as a springboard for the conquest of Ming China was … Continue reading

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Brief Book Review: The Imjin War: Japan’s Sixteenth-Century Invasion of Korea and Attempt to Conquer China by Samuel Hawley

Pros: All aspects of the entire war were covered. Background information about the protagonists, Korea, Japan, China, put the war in historical context. Complicated political maneuvering of all three combatants were described well. Cons: The author is a journalist. At … Continue reading

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13th century Mongolian ship Kublai Khan sent to invade Japan found

‘Archaeologists have discovered the wreck of a Mongolian ship that was part of a fleet dispatched by Kublai Khan to invade Japan in the 13th century. The ship is the second to be located off southern Japan from two massive … Continue reading

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The Experiment that Will Blow Up the World by Pater Tenebrarum

In “The Experiment that Will Blow Up the World“, Tenebrarum notes the latest lunacy from the Bank of Japan. While many pundits point to troubles in the EU or US as the catalyst for the next leg down of what … Continue reading

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Keynes was a failure in Japan – No need to embrace him in Europe by Detlev Schlichter

Schlichter is at his best when he is clearly exasperated by the economic madness preached by policy makers and their lapdogs in the lamestream media. ‘Remember, that a lack of demand is, in the Keynesian religion, the original sin and … Continue reading

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