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The tapering that was not and the concept of stock and flow

The Fed surprised the world this week by calling off its widely anticipated ‘tapering’ plan which would have called for a gradual reduction of the amount of bond purchases from its current $85 billion per month level. The decision highlights the box the Fed is in and the increasing dominance of flow over the stock of the bond purchase program, a concept missed by the vast majority of economists and so called subject matter experts.

September 22, 2013
In-depth topic: Monetary reset
Finance & Economy

Pickled Mustard Index provides glimpse of Chinese population migration trend

An index called the Pickled Mustard Tuber Index has recently surfaced in China. This newly coined index provides an insight into a subtle but significant change in the movement patterns of migrant workers in China in recent years.

September 2, 2013
China

Peak auto? Driving might have passed generational peak in the U.S.

Total miles driven in the U.S. has gone down to a level last seen in 1995 after reaching a peak in 2005. Could this be the generational peak in driving we are witnessing?

August 29, 2013
In-depth topic: Urban planning
Transportation, Urban development