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The new global slowdown isn’t new and the problem isn’t the economies. It’s the policies.

October 16th, 2014

What the heck is going on with the global economy? If you’ve been following news about things other than Ebola, you’ve likely picked up on the following: –New worries about the rate of global growth have led to all sorts of market volatility. –Declining rates of interest and inflation both here and in Europe reflect… Read more

Hey, What’d I Miss? OTE 10/07 — 10/14

October 14th, 2014

Looking at the connection between full employment, trade deficits, and the dollar as a reserve currency. Exploring the debate around wages and technology. Responding to Paul Krugman on trade deficits as a barrier to full employment. Pondering the impact of the sharp decline in budget deficit. Reviewing Ed Kleinbard’s new book, We Are Better Than This: How Government Should… Read more