Chartbook's 1st Birthday 2020-2021

The first 52 posts.

This weekend Chartbook celebrates its first birthday. It has been a great year.

When, six years ago, I was first getting into social media (yes, as recently as that), I chose as my facebook banner this image by Paul Klee.

Paul Klee, Vorhaben, 1938. Source: Wikimedia

Klee’s title is Vorhaben, a compound German noun made up of the prefix “Vor” i.e. in front or before, and “haben” i.e. to have. Vorhaben is the thing you “have "in front of you”, the project or undertaking. That’s the spirit of Chartbook: projects, plans, things ahead of us, stuff to figure out, more to come ….

To mark the occasion and take stock, I thought it would be nice to make a compilation of the 52 Chartbook newsletters to date. My friend and trusty assistant Graham Weaver - without whom finishing Shutdown would have been a complete nightmare - put together this index. Thank you, Graham!

Afghanistan

Chartbook 29: Afghanistan's Economy on the Eve of the American Exit

Chartbook 30: Back to Afghanistan – the Horror of the 1980s and the Long Recovery

Chartbook 33: From Afghanistan to Haiti

Chartbook 35: It's Not the Fall that Kills You... Afghanistan's Looming Triple Crisis

Chartbook 36: After Afghanistan – No Post-American World

Africa

Chartbook 10: Nigeria at a Crossroads?

Arts & Culture

Chartbook 21: Reading Grossman's Stalingrad and Life and Fate

Britain

Chartbook 6: Britain on the Brexit Brink

China

Chartbook 8: China

Chartbook 9: Reading China's State Capitalism

Chartbook 23: Biden's China Strategy: A Chronology

Chartbook 26: China's Hyperinflation

Chartbook 28: China in 1983, a Miracle Waiting to Happen?

Chartbook 39: Blackstone and Baby Formula – More Tremors in the Nexus of Big Money and China's State Capitalism

Climate Political Economy

Chartbook 17: Realism & Net-Zero: The EU Case

Chartbook 24: Climate, Carbon, and Class

Chartbook 27: Gilet Jaunes (A Spector Haunting Europe)

Chartbook 31: The Mirage of Carbon Markets

Chartbook 32: Biden's Foreign Policy for the Middle Class, Climate, and OPEC

Chartbook 46: West Virginia – the Historical Roadblock to US Climate Policy

Chartbook 48: The First Climate Kalecki Moment – the Politics of Energy Crisis Talk

Chartbook 50: Andreas Malm and Ecological Leninism

Chartbook 51: Explaining the Energy Dilemma of 2021 – the 2014 Shock and the Global Energy Business

COVID/Vaccines

Chartbook 1: All the Best Charts and Links

Chartbook 2: RECP, the Mounting Pandemic & the Business of Sport

Central Banks

Chartbook 3: Battles over Fiscal Policy, Central Banks and Global Debt Relief

Chartbook 4: Financial Stability Three Ways

Chartbook 12: No Room for Complacency in the Euro Area in 2021

Chartbook 13: Europe Needs to Step on the Gas

Cryptocurrency

Chartbook 15: Talking (and Reading) about Bitcoin

Debt Politics

Chartbook 3: Battles over Fiscal Policy, Central Banks and Global Debt Relief

Chartbook 18: Mario Draghi and Italy's Years of Crisis

Chartbook 41: The Interlocking Crises that Will Shape the Future of Biden Presidency

Chartbook 49: Global Bond Market Turmoil 2021 – An Explainer

Europe

Chartbook 3: Battles over Fiscal Policy, Central Banks and Global Debt Relief

Chartbook 6: Britain on the Brexit Brink

Chartbook 12: No Room for Complacency in the Euro Area in 2021

Chartbook 13: Europe Needs to Step on the Gas

Chartbook 17: Realism & Net-Zero: The EU Case

Chartbook 18: Mario Draghi and Italy's Years of Crisis

Chartbook 27: Gilet Jaunes (A Spector Haunting Europe)

Chartbook 38: German Election

Chartbook 40: Newsflash: German Election Beyond the Headlines

Germany

Chartbook 22: How Do You Count Inflation? Tracking Weimar's Hyperinflation

Chartbook 25: Economic History of World War II and the 18th Brumaire

Chartbook 38: German Election

Chartbook 40: Newsflash: German Election Beyond the Headlines

Global Economy

Chartbook 3: Battles over Fiscal Policy, Central Banks and Global Debt Relief

Chartbook 4: Financial Stability Three Ways

Chartbook 7: Revisiting the Role of Hedge Funds in the March 2020 Treasury Market Turmoil

Chartbook 20: The Caribbean, Central America, and the "Brazilianization" Thesis

Chartbook 37: How to Escape Shock Therapy – Writing the History of China, the Soviet Union, and Eurasia's Great Divergence

Chartbook 43: An IMF-Crisis Made in America

Chartbook 47: Crisis Talk – Global Food Prices

Chartbook 49: Global Bond Market Turmoil 2021 – An Explainer

History

Chartbook 22: How Do You Count Inflation? Tracking Weimar's Hyperinflation

Chartbook 25: Economic History of World War II and the 18th Brumaire

Chartbook 28: China in 1983, a Miracle Waiting to Happen?

Chartbook 30: Back to Afghanistan – the Horror of the 1980s and the Long Recovery

Chartbook 34: How We Paid for the War on Terror

Chartbook 37: How to Escape Shock Therapy – Writing the History of China, the Soviet Union, and Eurasia's Great Divergence

Chartbook 44: The Cross of Gold – Populism, Democratic Iterations and the Politics of Money

Chartbook 45: Of Scarface & the Nobel: The Double Life of Mariel

Inflation

Chartbook 22: How Do You Count Inflation? Tracking Weimar's Hyperinflation

Chartbook 26: China's Hyperinflation

Chartbook 42: The Great Inflation Debate

Chartbook 47: Crisis Talk – Global Food Prices

USA

Chartbook 3: Battles over Fiscal Policy, Central Banks and Global Debt Relief

Chartbook 5: What Happened in the US Treasury Market in March 2020?

Chartbook 14: Are Bond Vigilantes Real? The Strange Case of the 1994 Bond Market Massacre

Chartbook 16: Treasury Markets and the SLR Exemption. When the Financial Plumbing Gets Political

Chartbook 19: American Family Values and Biden's Families Plan

Chartbook 23: Biden's China Strategy: A Chronology

Chartbook 32: Biden's Foreign Policy for the Middle Class, Climate, and OPEC

Chartbook 34: How We Paid for the War on Terror

Chartbook 36: After Afghanistan – No Post-American World

Chartbook 41: The Interlocking Crises that Will Shape the Future of Biden Presidency

Chartbook 42: The Great Inflation Debate

Chartbook 43: An IMF-Crisis Made in America

Chartbook 44: The Cross of Gold – Populism, Democratic Iterations and the Politics of Money

Chartbook 46: West Virginia – the Historical Roadblock to US Climate Policy

US Treasury Market

Chartbook 5: What Happened in the US Treasury Market in March 2020?

Chartbook 7: Revisiting the Role of Hedge Funds in the March 2020 Treasury Market Turmoil

Chartbook 14: Are Bond Vigilantes Real? The Strange Case of the 1994 Bond Market Massacre

Chartbook 16: Treasury Markets and the SLR Exemption. When the Financial Plumbing Gets Political

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