U.K. Retail Sales Advance at Fastest Pace in 10 Months, BRC Says

The deficit is still plenty large enough for a decent expansion, so the year end weather setbacks could be reversed and then some before sufficient austerity sets in and works to reverse it all.

Hard to figure the timing for the cross currents.

Also, opening the borders to wealthy foreigners, as they recently announced they were doing, is a clever move to firm the currency and support the economy and asset prices.

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3 Responses to U.K. Retail Sales Advance at Fastest Pace in 10 Months, BRC Says

  1. Pete,

    Austerity = reduced money growth. Reduced money growth = reduced consumption. See: Debt growth/GDP growth

    Rodger Malcolm Mitchell

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    WARREN MOSLER Reply:

    and the process is called austerisis

    (also, by ‘money’ i assume you mean net financial assets)

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  2. Pete Hero says:

    Austerity breeds confidence. Confidence breeds consumption.

    Is EI important in economics?

    Reply

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