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A Great Weekend Read: How America Lost Its Way

Posted by Larry Doyle on June 8th, 2013 11:59 AM |

I am a big fan of Niall Ferguson.

I so respect and appreciate the way this history professor at Harvard thinks and writes. More often that not after reading his work I find myself thinking, “he’s right.” I find his work to be fully consistent with the thoughts and opinions I try to promote here at Sense on Cents.

To that end, I will soon be picking up a copy of Ferguson’s soon to be released book, The Great Degeneration: How Institutions Decay and Economies Die. As one reviewer wrote,

Professor Ferguson maintains that key maladies with western institutions encompass meager regulatory enforcement in the financial sector, rotten rule of law, government encroachment in the civil society, and breakdown of social contract between the generations (Edmund Burke’s concept of contract in which the current fiscal policies cannot inexorably create huge debts at the expense of the young and the unborn). Professor Ferguson disagrees with Keynesian economists who are advocates of low interest rate and issuance of public debt to stimulate economic growth.

The Wall Street Journal addresses Ferguson’s work in what I think is a great weekend read, How America Lost Its Way.

Enjoy the weekend.

Larry Doyle

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Niall Ferguson’s Keys To Economic Growth Recommended

Posted by Larry Doyle on April 29th, 2012 12:41 PM |

I truly love gaining global insights and perspectives from highly intelligent people. I had just such a treat this morning in reading a Barron’s interview with the economic and financial historian Niall Ferguson.

What did this Harvard professor have to say on a topic which should be a MAJOR point of debate for our 2012 Presidential election? A lot. Let’s navigate.

Barron’s: There are once again concerns about U.S. growth. What factors are keeping the economy from reaching what you call “escape velocity”?  (more…)

Ben Davies: Ex Scientia Pecuniae Libertas/Out of Knowledge of Money Comes Freedom

Posted by Larry Doyle on October 25th, 2010 8:47 AM |

I thoroughly appreciate those involved in the markets who also have an equal appreciation for history, languages, literature, and the arts and sciences. Rare is the individual who is able to intertwine their passions and fluent enough to share them with others.

I thank a loyal reader of Sense on Cents who brings us just such an individual, that being Ben Davies, CEO of London-based Hinde Capital. Davies spoke the other day to the Committee for Monetary Research and Education in New York. Although his remarks are extensive, I found them to be quite compelling and truly insightful. I commend Ben for his passion and well rounded perspectives. If you consider yourself a student of the markets, interested in our global economy, or merely a lover of topics well written, you will want to read and savor Ben’s thoughts. I am happy to share them here today.

Remarks by Ben Davies,
CEO, Hinde Capital, London
Fall Dinner Meeting
Committee for Monetary Research and Education
Union League Club, New York
Thursday, October 21, 2010 (more…)

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