EU’s Economics of Ideas

The underperforming of the European Union economies is a fact not contested by the left or the right spectrum. The meager economic growth following the US spread globally recession has crashed banks and governments alike. Close to call elections miraculously avoided the far right or left parties from taking over – good example was Austria; however, in Hungary the luck ran off, the Brexit, the Italian referendum, or the ravaged Euro barely holding above the Dollar, and many more were the consequences of the EU economic policies, the Euro and  the 3% Debt Rule that did not give any flexibility to national governments, the German rigidity pushing trickle-down liberalism and imposing strict austerity. The EU economics up to the Quantitative Easing by its Central Bank had been by the book, but even by the distribution of the QE such has been continuing consistently: simply enough, the EU economists and policymakers believe in the trickle-down economics of the Capitalism up to un obsession, and when it did not work out the politicians manipulated governments, elections, referendums to prove that the not working is either what is suppose to be, or just a temporary occurrence that most definitely will improve if the policies are even further rigid. The politicians have been so much blinded by their ideology and fellow economists that they tended to blame anyone: nations of being stupid of voting out of the Union, or opposing austerity, the ones on strikes against cruel measures undercutting their benefits and wellbeing, even the economic indicators which month after month and year after year have been showing total underperformance; indeed, their stubbornness have over passed any reason. But most important it has brought general misery to the EU populace that instead of vivid market development and prosperity such approach has brought general stagnation. Some economists have blamed it on the Euro or other technicalities being afraid to call it an inadequate economics that could not apprehend the forces of globalization and high productivity to spur business activities and responsive consumption/demand. The pro supply driven EU economics is founded on proven by the history philosophy that built economic powers from the US to Germany and Japan; but why the system has not been working out for the recession and post recession times, or it could not have been done any better?

In the world exists a big diversion that on macro-level large businesses: manufacturers, financiers, high tech and service companies, etc would have the markets / economies self-adjust, the recessions should be short synonyms for such corrections. The tight leach of debt prevents from redundancies and inflations; whereas, economies are run on budgetary principles. Then the 2007-9 recession came out roaring over the US and other countries invoking more actions by the Central Banks and Governments: Quantitative Easing, Subsidies, bailing Large Banks, Corporations, extending Unemployment Benefits, Foreclosures, and other countercyclical measures that finally helped stabilizing economies. Though the results differ from region to region, from country to country: some like China withstood these winds just by slowing growth, others like the US, UK, and Japan managed to come out on clear with even short of full recoveries modestly higher growth and lower unemployment, and third as the EU that the growth is small to nothing and the unemployment in places like  Greece, Spain runs in the 25% and on youth over the 50% and over all the EU is on the double digits unemployment rate. Between 1993 and 2005, 98% of households in 25 advanced economies experienced rising real incomes. But in recent years this trend has ground to a halt, and even gone into reverse. The pressure of the globalization and technologies has been accelerating progressively therefore the ability of the self adjusting austerity economics to keep employment and debt in the normal levels have become less effective: the artificial interference by the governments and central banks of the most advance economies is a good example of such process. The off-hand economics must evolve into invisible-hand ‘as it comes; as it goes’ economics; however, there comes the question are the governments capable to generate and hold on concerning their inflexibility and incompetence when it comes to markets and business? – a legit question! The governments and central banks could only jump start business activities either by market leaps or/and targeted investment, but only business competition on a micro-level posses the functionalities to succeed market development with lasting effect. However, some countries like China, Norway have more developed government structures than others like the US, UK, so, as mentioned before countries, markets with governments too involved in business must withdraw on a micro-level, let the business competition compete and adjust. In the opposite example the complete hands off by the governments and central banks when it comes to social and infrastructure is ineffective thus these governments and central banks must get more involved by ensuring social improvement. The balance of involvement is in the point of market success and equilibrium.

Practically, how to manage Market Equilibrium? – from one side it is full employment and fair market competition and from another it is limited Inflation/Deflation – the Market Tools are used to either spur or slow market development to prevent high Inflation/Deflation volatility. Debt and inequality are secondary effects on a functional or dysfunctional market development: logistically when functional market development debt and inequality will be low to moderate and the way around. Market development builds equity thus creating opportunities for return on investment, high inequality is a product of not fluent market development: either underemployment is very high or market competition is unfair, therefore, if Market Agents are adapted the micro-level market forces will naturally for the market distribute wealth more fair and debt will be more limited. The ideas that tight leach on access to financing to prevent inflation/deflation is the only approach had worked in a pro supply economy and no concerns about Earth pollution, thus the system must evolve into a worldwide markets development to offset Inflation/Deflation – the Global exogenous to most  markets forces must sustain the demand driven Inflation; the ongoing market competition should offset Deflation. However, on a Macro-level market tools must be used as parameters to prevent, diminish Inflation/Deflation built ups.

If the EU is an example of how inadequate orthodox economics has been, and China of using flexible economics has performed, the theory of economics should practically comprehend the real economic reasons for such developments. Why in the near past the Soviet Block ran by the governments economies experienced constant goods and services’ shortages lacking innovation while the Capitalism succeeded in establishing high living standards and high productivity; then why the turn around the nowadays China using mixed free market competition and state governed ones have better improvement? Is it because the Capitalism is not performing anymore or the Social distribution in combination with the free markets betters? – well, I believe, it is some of the above but not in the ways of Socialism to Capitalism comparison: it is the Marketism I.e. Market Economics that at the moment is adapted by China or even more, it is the Marketism not being adapted by the EU that by the way has much more advanced structures to boost market development on the first place; it is the stubborn EU economists and politicians that are to blame for it, not the way around. The Marketism is closer to the Capitalism than to any other philosophical system. The personal freedoms are great advantage when developing markets, if properly given the opportunities, and disadvantage if not.

Joshua Ioji Konov 2016

The Relativity and Uncertainty of Market Economics

Economics is a philosophical system of taking statistical data on individual technical indicators consequential to subjective conclusions: example of such: Gross Domestic Product  variations call %…

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The Relativity and Uncertainty of Market Economics

Economics is a philosophical system of taking statistical data on individual technical indicators consequential to subjective conclusions: example of such: Gross Domestic Product  variations call % positive or negative growth while two consecutive quarters of the second calls a recession. Although the GDP does not indicate the distribution of gained or lost wealth or many economic activities such as at home labor and any transactions that do not exchange cash. Other example is the Unemployment Rate The official unemployment rate (technically called U3) simply divides the number of people who are not working, want to work, and have been actively applying for jobs (defined as having applied to at least two different employers within the last month) by the sum of the people working and those defined as unemployed. Thus, lots of people who are unemployed by many reasonable definitions do not count as such in the official government statistic. Using the government’s own definition, workers who are discouraged or marginally attached to the labor market do not count in the official unemployment rate. There are different, broader, unemployment measures available, but they do not get the headlines.

However insufficient, the GDP, Unemployment Rate, and other statistical indicators are used to draw ‘at the moment’ situational picture on an economy that provides the Central Banks parameters to trigger Monetary, Fiscal or other Policies. When recession persist going even deeper into red the actions take even very unorthodox actions such as Quantitative Easing, saving individual Banks, Corporations, extending Unemployment Benefits, etc.

What ‘modern’ economics lacks? – first the inability to call economic indicators: trigger flags into a system of relativity and uncertainty where ‘market tools’ must be used not based on believes or ideologies but on ‘counter’ or ‘pro’ cyclical pragmatic measures – parameters into an unstable market environment; and second, the prioritize on at the moment actual market tools to accelerate or prevent relative market developments. Let say that a market e.d. economy is running into stagnation with diminishing demand: seemingly it must trigger pro-demand measures; or a market is running under strong inflationary forces: such should take measures to boost the supply driving market forces. The relativity of demand to supply or the way around is balanced by market equilibriums in which situation the market resistance is at it’s the least force. So to speak, when market tools are used as parameters on an ‘as it comes; as it goes’ approach triggered by ‘at the time’ market developments; such pragmatic approach may prevent the real economy from violent market variations.

The relativity of real economy’s market developments is not unconditional because of the high uncertainty of economic realities; however, by isolating ‘at the moment’ developments then acting to smooth or accelerate these developments: let say, a market is running stagnation (deflationary forces) while the consumption/demand is indicated then the pro-expanding demand market tools should be used to steer higher employment, income, and consumption. The action strength will depend from the strength of the indicated variations.

Market Agents such as the Environmental Protection that are unconditional – thus any other market actions must comply with. Less demanding but not the least important are Poverty Alleviation; or Consumer & Costumer Protection, the Rule of Law in Business, and Insurance & Bonding that will help saving Earth, raise market security to allow SME and Investors lower rates lend-ability, raise the level of quality of business activities.

Market Tools as triggered Market Leaps through Direct Investment, Subsidies, Low rate Financing, or Social and Infrastructural Expenses, Sectoral Monetary Policies, Fiscal and Lending Policies, Prevailing Wages or just maintaining market equilibrium by using these Market Tools as Parameters under Uncertainty. Inflation/Deflation are fundamental Market/Economic Indicators that can trigger actions on the Demand or Supply Sides. Minimum Unemployment is down to Full Employment relying mostly on Small to Medium Businesses and Investors to steer enough business activity; however, governmental and other means for employment are feasible: balancing private employment. Some markets where the governments are more involved in employment could evolve into more private employment, other may follow the way around: ‘the means justify the deeds’; however, free entrepreneurship performs as best in in market development and manage at best market equilibrium; the inflexible bureaucracies cannot compete private entrepreneurial organization such. There are market sectors that common hold property is must to ensure fair common services, and the percentage of non private employment will probably rise – the fiscal reserves that support such employment must also be flexible, sometime not debt related but market demand driven. Overall, to succeed full employment in a highly technologically developed and developing world the idea of National Debt should evolve into the ideas of protecting Earth Environment and alleviation of Poverty to support it, the entire market economics should be founded on two bases: first is the Micro –level that is directly market forces compliant and adjusted by the by competing market participants and second is the Macro-level that is not only market adjusted: the appointed factors of Earth Protection and Poverty Alleviation will overwrite it, but also even the existing market forces could not let it self-adjust as it is seen by the 2007-9 Recession that required enactment of many counter-cyclical  governments actions such as the Stimulus  packages, the QE, the bailing of ‘too big to fail’ Banks. The Market Tools usage could be adjusted on Macro-level to eventually slow-down an overheating market by targeting individual market sectors (example of such interference is the way China cooled down their Real Estate in post recession time by limiting lending access to 50% LTV on first property and prohibiting lending on a second property, also not allowing for the Developers to change prices from the previously listed ones. The targeted actions by the Central Banks should not be limited to Discount Rates or even Quantitative Easing but should go to individual sectors and fix the redundancies or shortages.

The ongoing Globalization and rising Productivity have put strong market exogenous forces over national economies in the 21st Century as seen it has prompted excessive national debt and rising inequality. The Transnational Corporation in manufacturing, financing, services have flourished under these new conditions by outsourcing and moving business elsewhere; in addition the China’s Industrialization and the Internet have aggregated these market processes of changing the pro-supply forces well handled by the economics of Capitalism into a pro-demand and pro-supply new forces ravaging many markets because the inability a new system of market economics be implemented.

To include these exogenous market forces along with the endogenous such of technologies and highly sufficient management, and the Earth Protection very expensive and uncompetitive means, and the needed Poverty alleviation on a currently used Budgetary Economics is going to be impossible: if the whole economics is ruled by debt and budgetary approaches the many issues arousing from these 21st Century developments cannot be properly dealt, and therefore an evolution to a Market Economics adjusted to Inflation/Deflation must be apprehended. To overcome the head winds coming from the new developments to stay on Austerity adjusted Debt economics is impossible by nature, neither all economies can industrialize to fulfil their Fiscal shortages nor by cutting on expenses can take these to some balance to the necessary investments to build the required infrastructure, full employment, stop polluting by focal fuels, old vehicles,  stop woodcutting, garbage disposal, invest substantial money into green energies and technologies. To succeed Market Development the Debt stigma can not apply, the lending, financing, shareholding, are private issues based on ‘risk’ or ‘reward’ principles that must become national and international investment principles too:

How governments will handle these highly demanding new expanses? – Foreign Direct Investment, available other capital: Public or Private, the Quantitative Easing, the SDR issues by large Central Banks and International Finance Institutions are the one to provide and control proper investment and execution, even though, this is not going to change the current economic order in complete it will create some very unknown market conditions.

How the government will make sure not prompting at the moment Inflation? – the Market Leaps are targeted environmentally friendly project developments that target infrastructure build up, construction employment, maintenance employment, other employment: double targets as could be seen; what such project must sustain is not prompting excessive Inflation and consequential diminishing employment: the complexity of making projections should include the scenario of having large manufacturers, banks, wholesalers and retailers be included in the project as auxiliary  filling the blanks to prevent Inflation, also a project should include green farming, tourism, apprenticeships, courses in management, finances, agriculture, to prompt employment and teach the locals to manage themselves – the Prevailing Wages, Residential Requirements, SME lending parameters are necessary too. Such project will employ  in the beginning many foreign managers, instructors, teachers, and specialists that will provide the needed expertise but all mid-management, labor, support must be done by the trained locals in prospective all the positions must be occupied by trained local staff. The discussed project imply some underdeveloped markets with lack of proper education and skills, however, when a Market Leap is done in an developed market the need for outside specialists could be limited.

Most developed markets may not need Market Leaps but just acceleration of the existing green energies projects; however, employment is an issue in these markets too, so to prompt business and employment many new approaches must be used that will boost SME activities, will create opportunities for all – meaning full employment that consequently will give more Fiscal power and revive the optimism and the desire to succeed. The motion, when created, will employ the positive energy of many skilled currently underemployed or unemployed people.

In details, the developed markets have many channels to shake up business, social and infrastructural expenses are not excluded as a market tool’ the Market Agent apply to these markets as well to developing ones in their entire powers; they are the foundations for higher market security that will allow low interest lend-ability to small and medium businesses and investors, and establish high requirements for consumer and labor protection changing the ‘quantity’ development into ‘quality’ development. Under higher quality requirements more education, professionalism, is going to be required to compete, but better rewards will follow up. The globalizing marketplace will provide plentiful of opportunities for highly educated specialists.

To ensure modest Inflation the developed markets artificially boosted Market Development should be done in a complex manner by engaging more diverse measures: from manufacturing, service sector, farming, tourism to all go green – protecting the Earth environment. The substantial capital needed

such actions must come mostly through QE, but investors will get involved after the project starts. The commercial financing must be done through commercial banks on setup terms and subsidies (in the beginning) why letter the high security at the markets will make such low interest rating market compatible. The Market development literally means developing markets: developed or developing by using Market Tools for targeted Market Leaps or accelerated economic activities under implemented Market Agents business environment. These projects differ from country to country and from market in a country to another market could be in the same country (example: South of Chicago and North of Chicago could be considered different markets: differing in education level, access to employment, safety, property values, opportunities for business development – even though neighboring, having the same currencies, language, etc even under GDP, Unemployment, and other current indicators the difference is substantial; thus to approach these two markets requires dissimilar planning, financing, and executing: the planning for North of Chicago will improve already developing green infrastructure, by vehicles replacement with electrical, solar and wind power generation, renovation of buildings aiming  isolations, finance existing small and medium businesses to expand, using fiscal breaks to leave more money for consumption, higher social pension, Medicare, helping for high education, schools, etc that much of the project could be financed by direct and indirect investors. The strong middle class markets require upgrading to more business opportunities, green infrastructure, electric means of transportation, zero pollution.

Whereas, the South of Chicago is needed ground up planning for a Market Leap closer to one in the developing than in the developed worlds formerly explained.

Marketism calls economies markets so the less advanced parts of an economy could be qualified into markets with their specifics that require individual planning and actions.

The governments involvement and interfering with economic activities or the control on business vary substantially from country to country as mentioned before. Markets like China have strong State Companies competing straight with private companies whereas markets like the US does not run State Companies and the competition is among private companies, markets like the Scandinavian have very strong social protection system with public Medicare  far different than the more individual US such. These examples are to show how diverse the world markets are and therefor, the Marketism should use compatible Market Tools to their specific business activities, employment, environmental protection.

Market Agents are required by the need for markets unification, for marginalizing competition disadvantages to Small and Medium Businesses and Investors, and for higher market security. In the world of so much diversity the basic rules of Market Agents are more than enough to stabilize international business and financing to allow the proportionate usage of Market Tools to steer enough business activities, local investment, employment, alleviation of poverty, and finally protection of the Earth environment by market means.

Up to now the tight budgetary leach on economies prevented or were suppose to do so from exacerbations in business and governments, modest recessions were suppose to cut dead branches of redundancies by painful but necessary self-adjusting. Then the 2007-9 ‘Great’ Recession hit the economy so hard that the multiple interference by the Central Banks and the Government was necessary to prevent from total melt down. The ‘certainty’ of the science of economics evolved into ‘uncertainty’ – so, instead the measures (pro-cyclical) follow the trickle-down philosophy of the Capitalism, the ‘as it comes; as it goes’ counter-cyclical approach of using market tools as parameters was used. The Keynesian interference could be considered closer to the methodology used by the Central Banks means but the Quantitative Easing, for example, was far beyond it; the complexity of the interference into the economy went far unorthodox, but it saved the world economic order from destruction. The showed the level of ‘uncertainty’ prompted under the new global conditions that exceed the conceptions. After substantial amounts cash was infused by the Central Banks Inflation was predicted by the orthodox economics, however, such did not come: the exogenous forces more powerful than even huge quantities of money prevailed. How strong are these forces though? And if Inflation has evolved into chronical Deflation where is the turning point?

Thus from one side the Globalization and rising Productivity have been taking away the fundamental industrial jobs from another it has pushed prices and Inflationary pressures down. The ideas of certainty by letting these developments self-adjust cannot be considered practical. Example of sticking to the orthodox ideas was the European Union insisted by Germany: the weak results of a barely improving EU markets are a good example how such philosophy underperforms. Example for using more flexibly economics is China that even though it had highly dependent on export economy it gradually been changing by exploring QE, targeted stimulus, subsidies, on the supply as well on the demand sides; thus raising living standards and boosting consumption.

The question how to prompt the right market development by not triggering excessive Inflation in the most fundamental for an ‘as it comes; as it goes’ economics; the diversity of markets structures further complicate any setup system. Actually, there isn’t any possibilities for a ‘setup’ system – it is about using Market Tools as Parameters to boost business activities and employment while preventing excessive Inflation. In principle, as mentioned before, if Market Leaps are used these must be more complex having in account all sides of a market while balancing demand to supply. The excessive capabilities of the Transnational Corporations to expand global production, financing, outsourcing, and moving are preventive valves to short term inflation; in a longer term, the steering of market competition on micro-level could self-adjust, on a Macro-level prompt actions to cool overheating market sectors must be preventively used. The game economics can not comprehend the complexity of data from endogenous and exogenous prospective to setup a system working for the appointed diversity in market varieties, only based on parameters that slow or accelerate certain market sectors the system may localize and address effects and consequences for a market, particularly in a short term; in a long term for a market that has overgone market leaps or targeted business activities boost the micro-level market competition should let such market self-adjust business activities; the interference on macro-level should boost environmentally friendly business activities in any possible varieties and if needed to use Social expenses along with Subsidies to maintain full employment, that is considered paramount by Market Economics.

The full employment of Market Economics is not in the 2-3% level but in the single 1% . To have such high employment is the target: in less developed markets such employment consists of less advance jobs but yet giving the individuals the ability to maintain normal life to the local standard of living. It is obvious that the most developed markets will have more access to high education and high-tech jobs, at least of the beginning of such global market development. Industrialization is not considered by Market Economic as the way to Global Markets Development – the Market Agents consist strict Environmental, Consumer, and Labor Laws thus not giving to the Transnationals the initiative of deregulated markets. The non-industrial market development is the most fundamental difference between Market Economics (Marketism) and the Capitalism. The artificial Market Leaps and targeted Projects which are not self-adjusting on a Macro-level are the second big difference – in this case the Environmental Protection targeted by Market Economics overwrites the Debt controlled self-adjusting Capitalism.

Market Economics I.e. Marketism is based on free entrepreneurship as a vivid force for global development; the Market Tools use many artificial approaches such as Subsidies but on Micro-level the market competition is ruling, thus the finance institutions and governments are the ‘invisible hand’ to prompting business activities not the overhand of making business or money. Freedom of capital flows, labor, recourses, private ownership, freedom of speech and ideas are paramount for Market Economics to succeed in a long term.

Joshua Ioji Konov 2016

The EU 3% Deficit Limit

2015 Conference – Association for Heterodox Economics : AHE .

Joshua Konov
Market Economy under Rapid Globalization and Rising Productivity

The European Union’s Deficit/Debt Rule considered fundamental for members economies harmonic development through raising Productivity and cutting the dead branches of bureaucracy and governments spending:

The Stability and Growth Pact (SGP) is an agreement, among the 28 Member states of the European Union, to facilitate and maintain the stability of the Economic and Monetary Union (EMU). Based primarily on Articles 121 and 126[1] of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, it consists of fiscal monitoring of members by the European Commission and the Council of Ministers, and the issuing of a yearly recommendation for policy actions to ensure a full compliance with the SGP also in the medium-term. If a Member State breaches the SGP’s outlined maximum limit for government deficit and debt, the surveillance and request for corrective action will intensify through the declaration of an Excessive Deficit Procedure (EDP); and if these corrective actions continue to remain absent after multiple warnings, the Member State can ultimately be issued economic sanctions.[2] The pact was outlined by a resolution and two council regulations in July 1997.[3]The first regulation “on the strengthening of the surveillance of budgetary positions and the surveillance and coordination of economic policies”, known as the “preventive arm”, entered into force 1 July 1998.[4]

“In the ‘corrective arm’ of the SGP, the Excessive Deficit Procedure (EDP) ensures the correction of excessive budget deficits or excessive public debt levels. It is a step-by-step approach for reining in excessive deficits and reducing excessive debts.

The EU Treaty defines an excessive budget deficit as one greater than 3 % of GDP. Public debt is considered excessive under the Treaty if it exceeds 60 % of GDP without diminishing at an adequate rate (defined as a decrease of the excess debt by 5 % per year on average over three years).”

The two directions this Rule should ‘help’ individual members and the union overall is thus by obeying the Rule the countries are constrained from balking up unsustainable debt (in case over 60% of its GDP) and to the Union to overall setting common ground for such unification.

The Rule has become the economies measurement for righteousness in terms of balanced economic growth and therefore many if not all other EU economic policies have been designed and implemented in compliance with the Rule. And, for example, when Banks were receiving funds for re-balancing on very low interest rate most of the governments were not given access to such. The principle is to steer business not government spending, to raise productivity not social programs, particularly by less developed economies of the Union that have lower productivity and weak organization. Thus, business must be boosted in places of underdevelopment – not through governments spending but through market activities. The Transnationals are considered front-runners to spread economic activities and prompt productivity. The Trickle-down Libertarian Economics is the philosophy of the EU economics: the preferential status Transnationals and Large Investors in the EU is supported by High VAT pushed by the EU particularly to the Periphery along with Low Profit Taxation. thus the idea also goes that these Transnationals mostly coming from the most developed EU economies will spread out economic progress. The most advanced economies apply constant pressure on the EU government to keep on such direction. (TO BE CONTINUED)

Part II

2007-9 Recession and Post Recession Observations on the EU Deficit/Debt Rule’s Effect

On Macro level the Central Banks use Monetary and Fiscal Policies to adjust redundancies and shortages: over and under capitalization, and thus to prevent building up of balloons that can burst to recessions, or at least it goes in theory. The most recent usage of Quantitative Easing to pumping money into the system, even used since 2001 by Bank of Japan was a relatively new market tool until 2008-9 when the US Federal Reserve started using it on a large scale coming up to 89 Million USD per Month.

Over all, either by issuing long term bonds or by quantitative easing the Central Banks of the US, Japan, EU or UK;s or the China have pumped money through Tier One prime Banks, Financial Institutions, or even Large Corporations into government spending, finance and business activities to sustain the decline caused by the 2007-9 Recession and consequently boost economic growth.

The Central Banks analysis when changing economic policies have used Monetary and Fiscal Policies predominantly influenced by an Economics of Neoliberalism relying on the Large Transnational Financial Institutions and Corporations to help boosting productivity and business that consequently should have brought reduction of the unemployment, underemployment, and thus prompt consumption not by empowering further the governments involvement into business but mostly on the private sector in case on the large finance and corporate organizations.

The theory that have built the most prosperous economies of the US, UK, Germany, and Japan was considered solid enough to raise any doubts in its ability to prompt enough such business and than consumption: it (the theory) is a supply driven growth of ups-and-downs runs pf a trickle-down Capitalism. Life should have continued as usual.

“Eurostat released estimates of first quarter GDP for the Eurozone a little over a week ago (here), showing modest growth of 0.5% for the more inclusive measure of European countries. This is the 12th quarter in a row that the Eurozone has exhibited positive growth after suffering nearly two years of negative growth 2011-2013. The truth is, however, that the Eurozone has only barely recovered to its pre-recession levels. Furthermore, this growth has been driven by core economies, with countries on the periphery still years away from a full recovery.”

The economic growth of the post-recession EU could be considered anemic in it’s best. High underemployment, in some places high unemployment, rising inequality, declining middle class, rising poverty and debt: both personal and national have appropriated the period after 2007-9 up to now (2016). And this is not even the reality, because there are other factors to a bleaker situation, indeed!

debt poverty

A combination of factors that can paint the real picture of an economy/market:

– the Real-time Air Quality Index

– Pollution Index

– the Human Development Index

– Human Poverty Index

– the real employment and underemployment figures

– the Inflation/Deflation

– the inequality ( Gini Coefficient)

– the GDP Growth Rate

must be considered such the real effect certain GDP growth has on the market: whereas the GDP growth is just one of these, and if for example the Gini Coefficient is high and the GDP growth must deduct it (the Gini Coefficient) or at best adjust the GDP growth effect on that market the GDP growth’s effect must be substantially reduced!

The EU Periphery runs high and higher than the most developed EU markets with the exception of the UK Gini Coefficient; Periphery that also is with a low GDP growth, high employment and underemployment, etc that could be considered results of the EU general economic policies effect: the 3% Deficit/Debt Rule is a fundamental EU policy along with the imposed high VAT, low business taxes and social expenses, raising the retirement age, removing labor protection regulations, etc.

 The conclusions drawn from the data is that Budgetary Economic as used by the EU insisted by Germany that is an exporting economy have holding effect to any possible growth. The Market Agents that could boost growth under the ongoing Globalization and rising Productivity differ from the Agents and Tools insisted by the EU: the weakening labor laws, expanding pension age, protection, lowered business taxation, and over the board privatization on discount prices, the high VAT are counter-productive under these new conditions of fierce exogenous market forces: by lowering the equities values and living standards thus farther diminishing the labor markets , consumption, and demand! The conception that by imposing tightening rules over an economy will boost foreign investment and then productivity is not performing under these new conditions, because when the marketplace loses consumption it moves foreign direct investment to expanding consumption markets like China, India, or Vietnam. The ideas of Transnationals being attracted just buy lower taxes and they can boost any market to adequate employment are as archaic when the need for labor has been declining disproportionately to the value of high equity markets with rising consumption.

The Budgetary economics of the Rule keeps tight leach on the indebted less-developed economies; however, as seen it also establishes conditions for high inequality and poverty, unemployment and underemployment. The two approaches to the 3% Rule by those that obey it like Bulgaria keeping lower deficit and those braking it constantly like Italy results seem just keeping the status quo of lower growth of underdeveloped Bulgaria and drifting toward similar but yet with higher standard of living Italy, or crashing down Greece. There could be well concluded that both approaches are not working showing fundamental structural issues in these non functioning markets: the limit of monetary policies is well seen elsewhere: from the US to Japan, where the Prime Rates are underground with fairly limited results. But, the more stubborn EU 3% Rule goes further by even weaker economic results of a prolonged in and out recessen into the 1% growth.

The EU Poverty well matches the Inequality; however, it differs in its Debt data sets: the Debt reduction means no Development, Poverty reduction, and Prosperity in conflict with the Economic theory. .

A Market/Economy combines equity, government expenditures, and consumption from its demand side and business activities and global exposure from its supply such (TO BE CONTINUED)

The balance of a markets must be don by using the market forces self-adjusting on Micro-level – the interference by governments and investors must be done on a Macro-level such adjusting is much more complex and needs interference because of the exogenous and endogenous forces over the real economy, forces being accelerated by the increasing flexibility though moving and outsourcing by the large transnational (TNC) corporations, the technologies that reduced labor expenses by mechanizing farming, production, and services. China that sharply developed its industrial production structures and trading abilities, the Internet that allowed access to information for the many, and not the least the access to capital and foreign direct investment for the large corporations.

The globalization seemingly change the trend from time of the mostly developed economies holding industrial production and technologies to now when large Transnationals do move and outsource wherever they considered it profitable: to places of limited environmental, labor, or consumer protection. In context, China differs from the formal statement and actually the Chinese companies are following the same trend, but many smaller countries are ready to compromise any regulations and laws to attract big business. The TNC employ in the very single digits globally however more than 80% FDI goes to them. The tax avoidance by the TNC is another side effect that literally have them established as above governance by countries entities being able to move capital and infrastructure from country to country in their convenience. Another, major factor that boosted Transnational’s productivity has been the consulting company such as Boston Consulting Group that evaluated entities on a large scale, compared them to their competitors, and then help them lift up productivity by improving management, technologies, and sales practices. The critical powers of these consulting companies may ell be considered in the same level of the technologies, because without proper information for their competitors the difference in proficiency would be wider, than productivity lower in general.

The access to capital through Public Financing or Foreign Direct Investment, or/and Governments subsidies and initiatives have been fundamental for the Transnationals global reach. The global financial structures have covered the entire global marketplace by taking advantage of any opportunities: acquiring assets, building infrastructure, developing markets. What really happened has been a global expansion of the vivid and flexible Capitalism from the more developed markets to elsewhere. The capabilities of the Transnational in combination with the large Chinese Corporations have brought a tipping off that turned around the pro supply market to a pro demand driven such. Occurrence never experienced in history that also brought some graving disadvantages to most world markets: such as inequality, debt, declining middle class, and more poverty. The conceptional inability of the trickle-down economics to deal with these new forces are to be blamed for the poor or very poor results. Some market like Chinese adapted better by manipulating economics using a ‘as it comes; as it goes’ approach of sharply imposed subsidies, tax breaks, or imposing restrictions and farther scrutinizes holding about the 6.8% growth. Another markets like the US and the UK poured huge amount of cash into the system and even though not using the Chinese flexibility succeeded moderate rebound holding 2-3% growth; third markets like the EU ones stuck to the trickle-down budgetary economics and kept in and out from recession and deepened into underdevelopment.

The entire bleak global growth, however, brought rising nationalism, xenophobia, racism, and religious radicalism that consequences in many conflicts, terrorism, and in general instability.

The thing, however, that has been the most harmful affected by these development was the Earth Environment’s Pollution that have brought Global Warming with extreme weather, floods, drought, etc that most definitely must be sustained by alleviation of Poverty through global development but not by uncontrollable industrialization. The usage of old vehicles, the fossil fuels heating, the deforestation, the uncontrolled garbage disposal are byproducts of the poverty, underdevelopment, and lack of opportunities.

 The 3% Deficit/Debt EU rule is the worst trickle-down approach in such global environment, and it is not because the governments should spend endlessly by mostly wasting it, but because the policies through EU’s QE, high VAT, lower labor protection, or bailing banks are even worst by redistributing from the haves to the have not’s when the steering of general business development through SME and Investors should be a primary target along with a relatively fair market competition that is totally ignored. (TO BE CONTINUED)

The Budget Economics is a mindset continuation of controlling borrowers by the lenders; in a way the very old tradition and thinking. Up until the pointed new development in the world the supply driven countries were necessary to obey rules to retain stability. The control by the lenders was the stone to an economy’s success. But, as it was mentioned above, the things have changed to a pro-demand pro-market balance market economics of paramount environmental protection. This new world calls for discontinuation of the budget driven economics by adapting flexibilities to sustain long term Markets Development. Whereas the Rule of Law in Business is a founding Market Agent to succeeding Market Development the budgetary

approach is not primary but a secondary. The everyone’s access to Employment under the conditions of moderate to low Inflation/Deflation are the primary. The Investment by individuals, institutions, or governments must be on a risk-and-reward consistency the way public investment has been. However, subsidies and fiscal initiatives to reach such full employment are must, the Earth environmental protection must overwrite any other priorities, too.

The question: how social and global order could be retained anther such new market condition maybe unanswered by the imposition of the Market Agents as compulsory for participation in the global marketplace; thus, the Rule of Laws in business will replace multiple and many times avoiding countries’ business laws. High protected Environmental, Consumer, Costumer, Labor, Insurance, Bonding, Intellectual, and other laws are Market Agents, too.

The Market Tools, however, used by different markets are compulsory vary from market to market: example is if a market is more socialized than it should be the social market tools should be less applied than the private business ones: the targets, however, are exactly the same: to steer business activities and employment by a self-adjusting on micro-level marketplace.

The Globalization and rising Productivity are pivotal for achieving such targets that conceptually differs Market Economics from the Capitalism or Social-capitalism’s Economics! When on the Micro-level the market forces are free roaming on a Macro-level these forces are adjusted by using parameters – not allowing over or under capitalization excessiveness. The markets expansion is considered a force prompting and maintaining high business activities by developed and developing countries alike. The division of labor where in the developing markets high education, organization, and technologies will benefit straightforward from the developing markets expansion into environmentally friendly farming, tourism, construction, etc the usage of subsidies and targeted market leaps will lower interest rate on all lending under the higher market security while Market Agents are implemented that in longer terms will move from subsidies to micro-level market financing. It cannot be ignored the powers markets invoke when given the opportunities, therefor acting on time to prevent quick acceleration up or down wards is going to be paramount in succeeding such longer-term Market Development; however, its believed that if a market evolves in sectors’ relative harmonic ways the upheaval even when could not be prevented will be far from the overwhelming such under the exp 2007-9 Recession when the Real Estate alone with Construction and Financing were the only market sectors in development – whereas the rest were either just hanging around or on a down-slope.

The Market Tools (explained in detail at my other articles) are parameters used flexibly to prevent or overcome access; therefore, it is considered by me that the ‘uncertainty rule’ applies to modern day markets whereas ‘parameters’ are used more-like in Quantum Mechanics’ approaches than in ‘game theory’ such. I do not believe the ‘Game Theory could not appropriately apply because of the variety of factors that built variety of pressures on the real markets. The game theory implies to similar possibilities why the Quantum Economics’ Theory implies to ‘uncertainty’s situation that the principles are used more-like on ‘as it comes; as it goes; principles of an theory of dispersing of energies: meaning that the built up market energies might be dispersed into the rest of the market and globally when the rest of the sectors are kept ‘healthy; thus, a market must be seen from most angles to be censured in a certain position. The fundamental Market Tools are financial. lending, fiscal and some regulation that let say would shrink or expand access to some production or purchasing of i.e. products, services; the Central Banks current Monetary Policies of raising or lowering Prime Rates are considered to general equilibrium by having effect on all sectors in many cases that are not overheating or too underfunded – the Market Economics considers using Sectors i.e. Parts Equilibriums to fighting over or under heating of these Sectors! Approach currently used by the Chinese Central Bank to prevent the Real-Estate Overheating they raised the LTV requirement on the first house, and actually prohibited the second home landing simultaneously not allowing the developers to play with unit pricing – to hold on the declared prices. The idea was to cool down the supply alone with the demand until the dead brunches of oversupply is extinguished. It is considered a successful approach.

The probabilities for Market Development without prompting high Inflation/Deflation is not unrealistic and somehow was done by China: by targeted subsidies and by the State owned Companies’ raisin salaries to raise income is successful to certain extend; even though, China has one of the world’s highest levels of income inequality, with the richest 1 per cent of households owning a third of the country’s wealth, a report from Peking University has found. The poorest 25 per cent of Chinese households own just 1 per cent of the country’s total wealth, the study found, the Disposable Personal Income in China increased to 31195 CNY in 2015 from 28844 CNY in 2014. Disposable Personal Income in China averaged 8046.18 CNY from 1978 until 2015, reaching an all time high of 31195 CNY in 2015 and a record low of 343.40 CNY in 1978. Disposable Personal Income in China is reported by the National Bureau of Statistics of China. That in all accounts must be considered successful, yet.

Market Economics will work at best a open democratic market: the freedom of ideas and the avoidance of any oppression make individuals advanced and more initiative risk taking, advantageous and forwarding who put under the right conditions would advance far beyond the alternative thinking.

The Perception and Psychology of Economics

The US Feds are well accounting when putting out decisions and explanations of their policies; it is clear that perception proceeds real actions: let say that the mentioning of possible real actions definitely affects markets. Investors always act in advance of probable actions trying to predict these actions and get ahead of the curve. The rightly explained economic policies are taken by the investors weighted by them on the effect such would have on the overall economy. It is considered that investors actions reflect the estimated effect on the business activities and the return on the invested capital.

Clearly, and what the Investors value the most are the relative market stability of the political and demand such! When the developed markets can be considered politically stable the demand such becomes the main value taken in consideration; thus, if business activities and employment are slow to boost such demand the market stability is down therefor the investors are to look elsewhere to invest for ROE. Under the conditions of a supply driven market the demand was always bigger than the supply, then the investment was more politically motivated than market such. The conclusions of a tipping off from supply to a demand driven markets has been well presented in most developed and some considered developing economies: rising inequality among individuals and countries alike has added to such processes of eroding demand – the declining Middle Class, the marginalized income growth, the rising poverty are accelerating by the ongoing Globalization, rising Productivity, the Internet, and the Chinese industrial growth: exogenous and endogenous factors that have never but in the 21st Century had a profound market effect. The Capitalism a Social-Market structure founded on industrial production of supply driven markets could not apprehend the powers of these new developments thus greatly under-performing. The Foreign Direct Investment into huge Transnational Corporations or by lending to emerging markets’ governments have both way contributed to the inequality by bringing huge returns to the very few prompting the productivity by improving technologies and more proficient management, but also by lower salaries and weak consumer, labor, and environmental protection laws. The ‘Catch 22’ of from one side rising Productivity and from another the decreasing demand and good paid employment have hit markets whereas the 2007-9 Recession is a good example of how harmful over-capitalization of a few sectors of a market in the case the Real Estate, the Construction, and the Capital Markets have overrun and left behind most of the rest market sectors, thus real estate prices in residential and commercial sectors rose so high that the supporting income that was suppose to match these prices were left well behind. The Recession hit the entire market with a unparalleled vengeance, indeed. The role of the easy money trickling up and down through up to 110 LTV loans aggregated the insufficiency of the US market inflating the huge balloon that finally burst.

The trickle-down Economics is based on such ups and downs to supposedly self-adjust by cutting the dead brunches of overheating markets; however, the Capitalism has been affected by the incredible exogenous and powers of the 21st Century that almost brought to destruction the US and many other markets, drained billions from pension funds, and impoverished many. Well, if the Earth Environment has not become in great concerns, maybe the self-adjusting could work their ways around, but with the Global Weather Changes that brought accelerating Global Warming and all the consequential disasters the probabilities for a natural trickle-down self-adjustment without total Earth destruction are bleak. The need for alleviation of Poverty, establishing stable Middle Class all over the world must be accomplished ASAP to reduce pollution, deforestation, careless disposal, etc. Such quick response could be done only by using active market economics that must exploit Environmentally friendly approaches of all human activities but yest succeed consistent Market Development and yet preserve Freedom, Liberties, and Democracy!

 The Philosophy of Market Economics is exploring the opportunities of current days economic structures to accomplish the targeted Earth Preservation! 

Joshua Ioji Konov, 09-2016


The New World of 21st Century

The modern day’s economic developments have brought the following very new and enhanced some already existing powers with a force never seen before.: the Internet, the worldwide globalization along with the hugely empowered Transnational corporations and Foreign Direct Investment mostly hold by Big Investors, the Chinese Industrialization that shifted industrial production from the supply to the demand side of Macroeconomics, the highly improving technologies and corporate organization that reduced insufficiency and labor force.

Life, as known, has changed forever, the supply driven philosophies of Communism, Social-Capitalism, and Capitalism deepened in economic incoherence and under-performance: rising inequality, national and private debt have come naturally causal of such not performing Economics. History has shown that anytime excessive economic deficiencies bring extreme political ideologies and current situation from the Middle East to Donald Trump, through rising Far Right and Left Parties confirm such conclusions. The trend to attack the weak, the refugees and immigrants, the different in view or religion has been the same for centuries, but what makes it really different lately has been the speed with which such trends have been developing: nationalism, chauvinism, xenophobia, racism, and ext just broadened to excesses and blindness only such could bring!

The declining US Middle Class looks for someone like Trump to reduce immigration and eventually bring prosperity by using his experience even when he filed 4 bankruptcy and ruined hundreds of businesses! Whereas, in Brussels and Berlin the weak EU economics is directed to all the wrong reasons: from Debt to Productivity: pushing the weak countries to dismantle labor and social protection with the only idea of triggering consistent growth; however, the weakness prevails instead – thus the Brexit, the on the brink of collapse Greece, the high unemployment and underemployment, lost generations and political instabilities in Northern and Southern Post Communist Countries. On top of all the refugees that are flooding most developed economies. The EU Periphery has been the best example of poorly handled economics: high VAT and Subsidies that redistribute taking from the have not’s and giving it to the have’s. While the trickle-down effect has become more like an illusion than reality, indeed. The people in charge, however, have not stopped using all political and financial control means insisting that early or later the system will start working!?

The system of the Chinese economics seems to be the most adequate in comparison to the rest, and guess what if personal freedoms and democracy have been under-performing to a centralized practical Chinese approach many openly deny it by even calling Second or First depends of the view Economy still developing just to not answer the question how such thing happened and is happening? Why deregulated capitalism under-performs to a centralized China?

The same ‘Economists’ that predicted the collapse of the UK economy after the Brexit, wondering why this did not happen, or even before that ‘overlooked’ the 2007-9 Great Recession, mishandled Greek economy and overall the entire EU, or the Abe’s Second Arrow of raising taxes that undermine the Japanese economy revival resulted of his first arrow even though the flow of Quantitative Easing capital could not trickle-down choked by the system.

In the US the economic growth give to the very few the majority of it: the inequality, marginally leveraging income kept the Middle Class further deteriorating and Poverty rising. The lowering unemployment has not helped these development to reverse.

The gross reality is that ‘orthodox’ approaches in economics have brought nothing but even more debt and inequality; underemployment and hard times that finally brought Mr. Trump who ‘has a quick solution’ to any problem: from underemployment and poverty to crime he ‘can fix’ it for a week or two, just entrust him with the Presidency!?

The Chinese economy is bettering others because of its ‘as it comes; as it goes’ approach that has been using any market tools to boost sectors or slow them down. The practicality and flexibility with which these economic tools can work in different economies differ, however the principles are the same: boost Small and Medium Enterprises and Investors under a stable market competition environment: prompt environmentally friendly industries to save Earth, boost consumption but not by blind industrialization and pollution!

The 21st Century has brought exogenous and endogenous forces unknown and powerful with the Globalization and rising Productivity: if these forces are properly used the global market development may eliminate pollution, poverty, and bring stability!

Joshua Ioji Konov, Sep 2016

Marketism – To Avoid Environmental Disaster

Eventually the current system of economics may naturally evolve to accommodate the strong exogenous and endogenous market i.e. economic forces consequential of the ongoing Globalization, rising Productivity,  Chinese Industrialization, and the Internet; however,the fastly developing global warming and occurring sharp temperature variances and disasters urge more quick and radical interference to prevent Earth destruction. The developed economies are taking action by enhancing green energies usage thus gradually cleaning their environment; whereas, the most polluted cities have been moving into the developing world mostly invoked by usage of old vehicles, fossil fuels heating, and the following deforestation, water pollution, and widespread garbage disposal!

 Economically, the poverty and deteriorating (if any) middle class are the driving forces behind such pollution that may destroy Earth in a short term, and therefore prompt actions are necessary for prevention: alleviation of poverty and establishing of middle class but without deregulated industrialization – the Market Leaps are needed to accomplish such targets and the Marketism is one of the ways that will do it without governmental take over, as we all know how inadequate the governments might be when handling business!

 Taking business from the large corporations and investors to the small and medium such by saving micro economic competition, individual freedoms and democracy is the ways of Marketism.

The market balancing forces are the most important particularly on Microeconomic level: their self-adjusting powers limit markets from exacerbations,worthless items and services, and financial balloons; they also boost market development and productivity. On Macroeconomic level such forces are not capable to self-adjust without interference because of the exogenous and endogenous forces of the globalization, the rising productivity prompted by improving technologies, China’s super-productional abilities, and the Internet. The trend of reducing labor because of the global competition is natural for the markets: the high proficiency is enhanced by the high education: the graduating CEO’s, managers, and consultants are evaluating and comparing how companies function labor and technology’s wise. It is natural for market competition to always reach new heights in proficiency – that raises productivity and profitability. The globalization has opened some unknown doors for foreign direct investment, moving and outsourcing of industrial production, and financial services that give to the large corporations and investors access to cheaper labor and quick setup of such production and  services. Whereas, the weak international and national for some countries business jurisprudence gave some tax avoidance and money laundering. The lack of reinvestment broke the trickle-down path thus basically creating unfavorable business conditions for the middle and starting up employment.

This market pattern is highly improbable to be reversed but if the small and medium companies and investors are let into the competition by marginalizing the market advantages given to the large corporations and investors: which are these advantages? – the supply trickle-driven economics relied on the down-up concentration of capital and therefore the large corporations enjoyed limited liability corporate structures, shady business laws in contracting, costumer and labor protection, insurance and bonding, environmental protection and other laws. Such disadvantages keep the market security and the following lend-ability in the margins mainly hurting the small and medium businesses and investors:

 On a Macro level, however, the market forces could be used along with market ‘parameters’  to prevent harmful recession, and avoid slangish Market Development: the most important targets of such conditions should be full employment and moderate inflation/deflation – the productivity is important, too: however, considered micro market competition on full swing the market forces will accelerate productivity – on a macro level the targeted Market Leaps into predominantly environmentally friendly energies and industries will steer business activities building equity. 

Joshua Ioji Konov 2016

The Balancing Weights in Market Economics

The developing technologies in a highly organized and globalized marketplace have established conditions of overproduction simultaneously diminishing demand resulted of same these technologies, excessive capital for the large transnationals and investors. The Capitalism’s trickle-down economics was founded on industrial production with wide margins that is underperforming under these new conditions of reducing industrial labor and low percentage profitability. Therefore, debt, inequality, and declining middle class income have become fundamental issues: the service employment is generally less paid. China’s targeted economic policies are exception of the rule; but everywhere else from the most rigid EU economics through the US and UK down to the least rigid Japan the ideology of the budget trickle-down economics has been bringing stagnation, debt, slow development (i.e. growth), declining middle class, thus all the ‘goods’ of inadequate economics that cannot take advantage of the 21st Century’s globalization and rising  productivity. Along with the economic underperformance has come general radicalization based on national, racial, religious, etc differences: the 2007-9 Recession and the Middle Eastern Unrest have aggregated these developments that brought ISIL, refugees, Brexit, Donald Trump, and all similar extremes.

 For balancing market weights, there should be considered two directions of adopting these new global developments: Globalization and rising Productivity –  first approach goes toward more governmental business involvement and wealth distribution and second toward prompting Small to Medium Businesses and Investors by boosting business activities and letting microeconomic forces work its ways out. However, the ways a particular economy should be directed to is individual for this market i.e. economy: meaning some need enhancing social and infrastructural expenses others may need the opposite  way; but, it is going to be a mixup of economic policies and measures of an ‘as it comes; as it goes’ Market Economics.

 Market Agents and Market Tools are to be used in steering business and enhancing activities:

 The Market Agents (follows) are mandatory to establish relatively fair global market competition.

  1. Strict rule of law in business contracting, financing and full corporate liability

  2. Strict laws in Environmental, Consumer, Labor Protection

  3. Strict laws in Insurance and Bonding

  4. Strict laws in antitrust, intellectual property, anticorruption

  5. Strict laws in open market,

Thus when these Agents are implemented the high Market Security would allow lower rate lending to SME and Investors

 The Market Tools (follows) are flexible in usage differing from market to market

  1. Foreign Direct Investment

  2. Bank Lending

  3. Public Financing

  4. Targeted Subsidies

  5. Social and Infrastructural Expenses

  6. Market Leaps

  7. Fiscal and Monetary Policies

Tools to be at an ‘as it comes; as it goes’ approach individual for markets i.e. economies.

 Marketism i.e. Market Economy is not strictly budgetary constrained whereas investment and lending are on risk and reward principle; even the Business laws are strict it is not responsibility of governments to impose restrictions or weights based on belonging to nationality or an economic bloc. The Rule of Law in Business must equally apply to all participants.

 On a Microeconomic level the market forces should be decisive for market balance; however, on Macroeconomic level – priorities as environmental protection should overwrite market forces by being used as main economic i.e. market agent/tool for targeted development.

Accelerated Market Development under the balance between the Supply to the Consumption in the conditions of Moderate Inflation/Deflation is what Marketism i.e. Market Economics is all about and since different economies actually differ in the involvement of these variables Market Tools; therefore, the action and taken should change weight depending of their individual characteristics.

The Marketplace must have relatively fair competition under the Rule of Laws in Business whereas employment and development should be done by engaging the majority without damaging Earth Environment. Budgetary economics must evolve into targeted but still market driven on a micro level Market Development: stability and poverty alleviation are paramount.

 By steering the SME & Investors business activities and proactive Government as  an Invisible Hand a consequential employment/demand/consumption/anatropy will expand the Marketplace for the Large Corporations and Investors: the natural for the Micro market balancing forces are going to be very uplifting and prolific for Fiscal and Monetary Reserves, Social and Infrastructure Policy On a Microeconomic level the market forces should be decisive for micro market balance; however, priorities as environmental protection should overwrite market forces by being used as main economic i.e. market agent/tool for targeted development.

Joshua Ioji Konov 2016

Marketism i.e. Market Economics and Governments

The Marketism is based on firm rule of law in business. environmental, consumer, labor, insurance, and intellectual property protection laws. the Governments under such conditions are obligated to implement and hold these Market Agents in order these markets to deleverage from the current system that give advantage to Big Business and Investors: thus causing increasing Inequality, stagnation, declining middle class, and global unrest to more fair competition with higher market security: thus prompting more business activity particularly through the Small to Medium Businesses and Investors. It is a change of priority and powers from the centuries ran trickle-down economics into a market run on a micro and macro levels such: a revolutionary change of the ways societies and markets i.e. economies work. Such changes have only become possible because of the ongoing Globalization, rising Productivity, Chinese Industrialization, and the Internet: factors unknown in the Past that prompted global, exogenous to most markets i.e. economies, forces of industrial overproduction. The Capitalism which is based on such industrial production could not manage these new developing overproduction forces: rising inequality, falling standards of leaving for developed economies and not improving such for the developing economies, and ongoing Earth pollution have invoked from the Capitalism inadequateness that brought back the excessive forces of nationalism, bigotry, chauvinism, religious fundamentalism and finally global unrest: wars, refugees, instability.

The usage of old vehicles,  primitive heating devises, the poverty driven world continues polluting, cutting and burning woods, disposing garbage elsewhere are the main sources of environmental pollution; therefore, to save Earth from destruction elimination of poverty and imposition of environmental protection laws are necessary and paramount.

The Marketism uses market forces on Microeconomic level to boost business activities globally; it is not a Budgetary approach, as all historical systems have been, but connected to Inflation/Deflation variedness whereas Budgets and Investment are raised to an open level to free flowing capital more like the current Stock Exchanges are: with the risk comes the reward; so, it is not any governmental role to protect or control these capital flows – the general rule of law in business incl financing should do the job; for an example: if someone fraudulently breaks the laws elsewhere in the participating markets, he or she will fall under the justice system; the common laws, or personal laws in their current meaning will apply to business laws as well; even though bankruptcy, insurance, and bonding will limit some liability causal of market forces when personal fault is proven no exception to the rule of law should apply. Corporation’s managers or investors, large or small, should have the same liability to the law.

 Such market driven system of business will raise market security thus lowering risk for borrowing or insurance coverage thus taking business (financing incl) to some new hights. The governments are not to interfere into business or financing disputes nationally or globally.

 Now, the so called ‘invisible Hand’ by the governments becomes very important under these new condition because the markets and investment may not be sufficient to steer enough business activities, and also the Market Tools used differ for individual markets (for example more socialized markets may need less social expenses to boost such business activities than less socialized): an ‘as it comes; as it goes’ Market Economics targets very low unemployment through high business activities under limited Inflation/Deflation by using the Market Tools in any flexible way possible. The Market Tools are FDI, Subsidies, Prevailing Wages, Social incl Educational and Infrastructural Expenses, Quantitative Easing, Market Leaps. The ‘means justify the deeds’ as long the Market Agents are mandatory.

What the Marketism does is taking the level of self-adjusting from Macro to Micro  Economic; thus, on a Microeconomic level the markets i.e. economies must self-adjust while on a Macroeconomic the system of using Market Tools as Parameters must persist to prevent from recessions/depressions. The Nash Equilibrium should be used on Macro Level indiscriminately meaning not politically motivated approach. The Central Banks should use any possible way to prevent upheaval! Example is the ways Chinese Central Bank avoided the Real Estate bust by imposing limits on second mortgages and asking for high LTV on the first.

 The WTO, WB, IMF must be the frontrunners for opening global markets through implementing the Market Agents and then providing the sufficient capital plus the FDI to succeed accelerated Market Development in all markets. Educational programs, apprenticeships, prevailing wages, maybe necessary to setup and boost  business activities.

Joshua Konov, 2016

Marketsm – Active Economics

Economics has been a playground for the governments for the good part of the 20th and the 21st Centuries; from the far right trickle-down Austrian liberalism to the Soviet style ultra left total control by the government. Such extremes were prompted by the ideologies of from one side firm believes in the free Libertarian economics founded on the pro-supply marketplace, vigorously suppressing Inflation through tight Monetary and Fiscal policies and a generally controlled economies by the Communists believing in the Marxists views proclaiming the constant classes’ straggle for who to control the means of industrial production: a pro-supply economics, too ‘from quantitative aggregations to qualitative improvements’ dialectic theory that is just on the opposite side of the Libertarian philosophy whereas the pro-supply principles that create economic growth are the same! Both theories rely on a ideological control over the economy using very common explanation of how a pro-supply economy works: the dialectic powers of the industrialization establishing high profit margins economics!

 When the Communists economies and economists are gone for good with a very few exceptions of Cuba, Venezuela, and North Korea the Libertarians continue ruling the global economics almost unconditionally. By its nature the pro-supply economics is trickle-down driven: either by the rich or by the government owning and controlling the industrial means of production – makes no difference philosophically and practically – the ideas and ideologies are based on the same principles: ‘shady’ business (remember the huge factories polluting, filthy. full of injustice and Communist officials in total control on individuals freedom or the big businesses and investors using Offshore Banking and many other ways not to pay taxes). The Communism and the Capitalism have many things in common even when the results are different: the first is gone without glory when the second has succeeded in building prosperity in North America, Western Europe, Japan. etc 

 However, the industrial production capabilities evolved from a pro-supply short marketplace into a pro-balance such: the ongoing Globalization, rising Productivity, the Internet and Chinese Industrialization have reached very highest tipping off the supply driven markets. The exogenous global forces are up to the point of suppressing markets invoking stagnations: dilation instead inflation.

 The Global Warming is a turn-off on the old style pro-supply economics factor, too: the inability of the libertarianism to establish stable markets with less inequality and alleviation of the global poverty necessary for reduction of  old vehicle usage and primitive heating, excessive deforestation that is a main source of pollution and improper garbage disposal.

 A practical economics able to comprehend and apprehend these new developments into  productive force is needed more that anything because the global marketplace is ruled by conceptions and ideologies. In the modern age of high technologies and the Internet the probabilities for setting up such productive economics are as high as ever, but the ongoing believes and conveniences of the old even underperforming practices are overwhelming.

 Such economics, I called Marketism i.e. Market Economics saves on a Micro level the markets and market competition as factors that can limit excessiveness by keeping free entrepreneurship the main source for development, and by limiting governmental powers and market take overs.

Economics that marginalize the inequality with which Small Businesses and Investors participate in the market competition in compearance to the Big Businesses and Investors, and makes economic tools such as Social and Infrastructural expenses of the past partially equitable parts of the Market Equilibrium. Takes in account the exogenous powers and environmental protection to steer business activities in these very complex marketplace.

 Marketism is also flexible: it differs from market to market, from country to country, where even though, the Market Agents such as the Rule of Law in Business, Contracting, the Environmental Protection, Consumer and Labor Protection, Intellectual Property Protection, Insurance and Bonding Laws must be mandatory the Market Tools of Private and Public Investment, Subsidies, , Social and Infrastructural expenses, targeted Market Leaps with less or more governmental involvement are disproportionately used and specific for individual markets.

There is no status quo in using Market Tools: some markets where the governments are much involved may need less involvement some to the opposite may need more; however, targeted are Full Employment and Low Inflation/Deflation: the Budgetary Economics goes to a secondary factor – the risk to reward investment of Marketism is similar to the Stock Exchanges present system – Governments should not be neither becker nor  investors; even though the strict business laws call for personal liability the insurance and bonding,and bankruptcy are market tools,

Joshua Konov 2016