US trade deficit – a free lunch?

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About The Author

Eric Lonergan is a macro hedge fund manager, economist, and writer. His most recent book is Supercharge Me, co-authored with Corinne Sawers. He is also author of the international bestseller, Angrynomics, co-written with Mark Blyth, and published by Agenda. It was listed on the Financial Times must reads for Summer 2020. Prior to Angrynomics, he has written Money (2nd ed) published by Routledge. He has written for Foreign AffairsThe Financial Times, and The Economist. He also advises governments and policymakers. He first advocated expanding the tools of central banks to including cash transfers to households in the Financial Times in 2002. In December 2008, he advocated the policy as the most efficient way out of recession post-financial crisis, contributing to a growing debate over the need for ‘helicopter money’.

2 Responses

  1. Tom

    Hi Eric ,

    I met you recently at the Positive money event in Hackney , at which I enjoyed your
    presentation . We talked ” guitarists ” , I’m sure you remember , being a passionate
    enthusiast as you are.
    I had to leave the event before it ended so I did not get to continue our enjoyable
    conversation nor impart to you some info about improving your playing skills QUICKLY .
    I’m not sure if you have ever taken any formal tuition regarding guitar , I imagine you have.

    Anyway the 3 most important things to improve your playing ability most quickly
    (in my opinion) are as follows :-

    1. consistent practice – this of course everyone will tell you and nothing new here and is very important.

    these next two things are less well known , and I learned them on a guitar workshop I did many years ago with Scotty Moore – Elvis Presley’s legendary guitarist.

    2. whenever you learn anything new or practice anything ALWAYS play it as SLOWLY as possible . ACCURACY with NO ERRORS is the most important thing as this
    allows the neural pathway to register what you want to do much quicker. Once the neural pathway has been correctly imprinted , then fluency and speed will easily come.

    3. The SPIDER finger exercise – for independent finger control.
    make sure you do it EXACTLY as it supposed to be done and VERY SLOWLY .

    I’m sure you can easily find this exercise demonstrated online .
    If not I would be very happy to show you.

    all best,



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