financial instability

Economic decline, financial stability, and political turmoil

Jue, 01/14/2021 - 16:51 -- cdeleon

The divorce between the real economy and the financial economy began when the exchange markets were liberalised in 1973, and became more pronounced from 1994 onwards. This phenomenon was intensified in 2020 by the US decline with the stock market rising. What is new about the first week of January 2021 is that the relationship between politics and rational expectations in the stock markets has also been broken. Everything points to the fact that, in the third decade of the 21st century, political instability is not synonymous with economic or financial instability, contrary to the major crises.

What does seem to be correlated is the size of the economic impact with the protests. There is no margin between economic contractions and radical protests.  This speaks of social saturation and social pressure that was built up before the pandemic in a long list of countries beyond Latin America.

The COVID crisis19 exposes the problem in employment, production and health. Usually, crises are overcome by economic theories that are different from those that induced them. This time, the only successful economic performance is that of China and its Asian neighbours. 

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