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(World Review)   Deflation in Europe is a symptom of the wider sickness of over-regulation and excessive taxation. Although it does make for great shopping   (worldreview.info) divider line 11
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vpb [TotalFark]
2013-12-05 08:55:35 AM
Except that the countries with the better economies tend to be the countries with the higest tax rates, like Finland, Germany, Norway and Denmark?
 
2013-12-05 09:24:27 AM

vpb: Except that the countries with the better economies tend to be the countries with the higest tax rates, like Finland, Germany, Norway and Denmark?


And let's review all of the very lightly regulated places that are booming and thriving:
 
2013-12-05 09:27:08 AM
I get that these people are feeding their families by regurgitating this nonsense but seriously, ____________ and __________ are the result of lack of severe austerity and market fundamentalism mad libs are getting sort of tiresome.
 
2013-12-05 09:31:27 AM
They mention taxation and regulation three times, but they don't actually cite any examples of what taxation or regulations they mean.

Meanwhile, they don't mention debt-deflation at all (while unexpected inflation makes it easier for debtors to repay, unexpected deflation makes it harder, making default more likely).

vpb: Except that the countries with the better economies tend to be the countries with the higest tax rates, like Finland, Germany, Norway and Denmark?


Yes, that occurred to me too.

(It's gotten to the point that seeing that an economics blog is based in Germany is a sign of trouble.)
 
2013-12-05 09:52:03 AM
Would deflation be a result of over supply and/or lack of demand?

Regulation tends to restrict supply so it can be a tool to fight deflation.

Over taxation can cause deflation.  Tax cuts to individuals will give them more money to spend and that should increase demand.  Tax increases on businesses can reduce supply which would combat deflation.  So increase taxes on business to finance tax cuts to individuals (we need to be fiscally responsible, don't we?) and deflation should be reduced.

Thank you.  Vote for me.
 
2013-12-05 10:25:39 AM

toomuchwhargarbl: ____________ and __________ are the result of lack of severe austerity and market fundamentalism mad libs cons are getting sort of tiresome.


FTFY
 
2013-12-05 12:16:32 PM
yea, wall street can regulate themselves.   that worked out well.  ref: 2008/2009 wall street banking failures.


even alan greenspan admitted to the failure of removing bank regulations.


cutting taxes for big business and the rich creates jobs:   yea, that trickle down lie worked out well after 30 years of tax cuts.  ronnie raygun had us going for quite a while.


cutting taxes for the wealthy only gives them more money/wealth.
 
2013-12-05 01:40:51 PM
Although it does make for great shopping

...if you have any money, which seems to be kind of a problem for more and more people over there.
 
2013-12-05 01:56:56 PM
Whar?

Man, the inflation hawks can't seem to get over applying the same two (terribly wrong) solutions to all problems.

Wife has cancer?  Cut taxes and regulation!

Deflation is a problem caused by a lack of demand, austerity, and too tight money supply.
 
2013-12-06 06:55:06 AM
Wait a minute. I thought those things caused inflation.
Oh, wait I forgot - taxes and regulations cause all bad things.
Inflation. Deflation. Booms. Busts. Earthquakes. Soured milk. Birth of two headed calves.
Everything.
 
2013-12-06 03:04:15 PM
Funny how that works.

It's not the fault of rampant speculation in house prices (the US, Iceland, Spain).
It's not the fault of insane speculation in gift-wrapped dogshiat.
It's not the fact of failed banks built on God only knows what (Iceland, RBS).
It's not the fault of the irresponsible speculation in stocks ("irrational exuberance" as the main enabler called it) or the giants that made gazillions before it all went Plop!
It's not the fault of the Koch Brothers and others who have been grinding the middle classes into hamburger with massive political donations and their own private political party of ultra-right wing dupes and cons.
It's not the fault of hedge funds and dark pools and the turnover of several times the world economy in speculative trading EVERY SINGLE DAY OF TRADING.
It's not the fault of machine trading, even though there have been incidents where things when burst for no apparent reason except faulty software.
It's not the fault of bankers, stockbrokers, hedge funds, billionaire speculations, the Russian Mafia, the Italian Mafia.
It's not the fault of millions of Baby Boomers (aka the Suckers) getting into speculations in markets that they did not understand and which have a very long history of pumping and dumping and other frauds.
It's not the fault of Ponzi schemes like those run by Whozit There, Maddov, aka Made Off Your Money.

Nope, it's the usual suspects:  too much regulation to protect the consumer, workers and the general public and too much taxation on people who are paying less in taxes than ever before and a lot less than the average secretary or worker as pointed out by none other than Warren Buffett, value investor and the Wizard of Wall Street for the last fifty or sixty years.

Funny how that works. I don't mean funny ha-ha. I mean funny as in "funny smell" generated by the stink of rotting squid and chicken shiat on a hot day.
 
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