Anatole Kaletsky of Reuters shares his thoughts on economics and crisis in this interview.
He says the recent crisis is 4th historic transition of capitalism.
Marc Flandreau and K. Oosterlinck writes this amazing paper. The paper is based on this transition of Indian currency system from a bimetallic standard to gold one in the 1890s.
It has a bit of everything – bond markets, exchange rates, international monetary system, politics and above all economic history. To figure that India had active bond markets listed in both London and Calcutta, is just amazing. Even more exciting to find is how active people were even then looking to arbitrage between financial markets internationally. The literature on globalisation shows that this is the second phase of globalisation. The first one was before 1914. Such papers reaffirm the findings and we had all the sophistication of trading and arbitraging way back then as well..