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The End of US Economic Growth? By Robert Gordon

There is a great article by Robert Gordon in 3Quarks Daily today that suggests that US economic growth is over. You can read the whole article (and I strongly suggest you do tax your attention span in that way) at:  … Continue reading

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The story of the housing crash recession that politicians don’t want to tell by Dean Baker

I liked this article from Real World Economics by Dean Baker, mainly because it is data driven and uncovers in the process some interesting data, though I would have liked more numbers. The economy is certain to occupy center stage … Continue reading

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Eight Elementary Errors of Economics by Geoff Davies

I really liked this piece on Real World Economics from Geoff Davies The Global Financial Crisis, the extreme inequality of wealth world-wide, the materialism of modern life and the dire state of the planet are not accidents, nor just unavoidable consequences … Continue reading

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Mind the Gap: the Difference Between Productivity and Income Growth in the USA 1945-2010

There is a great post by David Ruccio on the Real World Economics site at  http://rwer.wordpress.com/2012/04/28/mind-the-gap-2/ on the massive gap between productivity and income growth in the USA in the period 1975-2010. I am sure this picture would be reflecting … Continue reading

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The Remaking of Economics: Eric Beinhocker, Eric Liu and Nick Hanauer

I gave up my career as an economist long ago, when I decided the quantitative Rational Market Hypothesis (aka Delusion) many of my colleagues (and Alan Greenspan) were coming to believe in, was as delusional as the Stalinist central planning … Continue reading

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Inequality and Economic Instability

I have always had the view that very unequal societies are inherently unstable: both politically and economically. And now here is of all things an IMF economist Michael Kumhof agreeing with me; sorry it’s a bit long but hey we … Continue reading

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