E143 – Should We Use Japan as a Template for Monetary Policy?

One of the most popular guests we’ve had on this show is Richard Duncan, who was featured in episode 69 and episode 121. His understanding of the global economic markets is up there with the best of the best. Richard is an advocate of significant government spending to bring on economic growth, and in E121 voiced that he is an advocate of what Ray Dalio refers to as MP3. While Richard Duncan is a black belt in terms of his knowledge, there are some questions that Richard has brought up that require the help of another expert.

Our guest for today is Gene Epstein, who recently stepped down from a 26-year stint as Economics and Books Editor of Barron’s with plans to write long-form articles and books. Gene’s last published book was “Econospinning: How to Read Between the Lines When the Media Manipulate the Numbers.” He has taught economics at the City University of New York and St. John’s University and worked as a senior economist for the New York Stock Exchange.

Today we are going to discuss…

  • What the causes were of the Great Recession and what it can teach us about the future
  • Whether or not we should look at Japan as a template for economic monetary policy
  • If China’s governmental investment in technology is a model that the US should start to implement more
  • What our guest thinks about Ray Dalio’s MP3

Learn more about our guest:

Soho Forum: thesohoforum.org

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