Lakshman Achuthan – Think Piece

Published on
January 21st, 2016
31 minutes

Lakshman Achuthan – Think Piece

Think Piece ·
Featuring Lakshman Achuthan

Published on: January 21st, 2016 • Duration: 31 minutes

Lakshman Achuthan, Co-Founder & COO of the Economic Cycle Research Institute, returns to describe how his business cycle assessment doesn't currently suggest potential global growth, explaining the overlap with secular growth deflation and the limitations the Fed face when prescribing monetary policy.


  • WM
    Will M.
    1 April 2016 @ 14:25
    Some good solid logical discussion. Very objective speaker.
  • DH
    Dale H.
    1 February 2016 @ 00:49
    Excellent. An interview would also be good. Intelligent. Enjoyed it. And a talk like this is still good if no interview possible because I would like more in any format.
  • SD
    Stephen D. | Contributor
    25 January 2016 @ 05:06
    Laksham is a very clever man and is very clear on what he is seeing. But this would have been much better if Grant or Raoul had been interviewing him, and drilled down on several critical issues.
  • EB
    E B.
    23 January 2016 @ 21:02
    He was walking on eggshells dedicating way too much time to bullish tidbits. Lakshman, you're not in polite company here. This is realvision. We all know how bad a mess we'll have a year from now.
  • db
    don b.
    23 January 2016 @ 16:48
    Nobody seems to get that lowflation is exactly what the central banks want. I am tired of hearing the Fed is trying to get inflation. The Fed is willing to to see people get hurt to achieve their goal
  • TH
    Timo H.
    23 January 2016 @ 06:15
    Careful and objective wording that nevertheless conveyed a very clear message. Fed has very probably made a major policy error. Thanks again, Lakshman and RV! I feel privileged.
  • LA
    Linda A.
    22 January 2016 @ 20:28
    His voice is so soothing even with dismal facts. Love that he is objective.
  • BM
    B. M.
    22 January 2016 @ 17:54
    repeat update in 6 months please
  • DS
    DAVID S.
    22 January 2016 @ 16:51
    Very good demonstration on how to rational a situation using and interpreting the leading indicators. 6-12 month leading GDP with a 85% historical correlation is not to be undermined VS CNBC :0) :0)
  • TJ
    Terry J.
    22 January 2016 @ 09:38
    Another brilliant piece from Lakshman. He is so right that the Fed is behind the curve. RV definitely keeping its viewers ahead of the curve. Thank you.
  • FS
    Fred S.
    21 January 2016 @ 14:53
    I like Lakshman a lot. He tells it like it is without the political spin being shoved down our throats by mass media and speeches by political leaders. Thanks for having him back.
  • PH
    Philip H.
    21 January 2016 @ 14:39
    Lakshman clearly is a very bright guy and the long term view is pretty dismal but if you close your eyes you can hear Jeff Goldblum......just saying