US trade deficit – a free lunch?

2001 01 trade deficits

About The Author

Eric Lonergan is a macro fund manager, economist, and writer. His most recent book is Money (2nd ed) published by Routledge. He is also a supporter of Big Issue Invest (BII), the investment arm of The Big Issue, and is one of the initial limited partners in BII’s Social Enterprise Investment Fund LP. In a personal capacity, he makes direct investments in social enterprises. He also supports and advises The Empathy Museum.

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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