Category: "aa syndication"

Mortgage Default During the Great Recession Came from Real Estate Investors, Not Subprime Credit Holders

November 19th, 2017
in aa syndication

The Global Crisis narrative has suggested that an expansion of subprime credit was the reason for rising mortgage defaults, leading to the large-scale recession in 2007-09. Taking a closer look at the characteristics of subprime credit holders over the period, this column argues that the growth in mortgage defaults did not occur predominantly amongst subprime credit holders. more »

Tobin’s Q: A Wily Trickster and Slightly Vacuous

November 10th, 2017
in aa syndication

I was writing an article this morning for an internet website about the recent IMF proclamations that there may be a global housing bubble underway. The article, if it runs, should be online next week and I will link to it here. more »

Is the Keynes Investment Multiplier Actually a Divider?

November 4th, 2017
in aa syndication, history, macroeconomics

British economist John Maynard Keynes transferred Richard Kahn’s employment multiplier into the concept of an investment multiplier. Others used the same formula to arrive at a Gross Domestic Product (GDP) multiplier. Portrayed by Keynesian followers as… more »

The Fragmentation of Society

November 1st, 2017
in aa syndication, demographics, macroeconomics

Lately, my life has been completely packed with speeches, meetings, and in-depth, often lengthy, conversations. Plus ongoing research and writing, of course. It all culminated Thursday afternoon at the beginning of a business meeting with the leadership team from a firm that will become a significant new business partner. more »

Trump’s Planned Tax Reforms: A Look at the Numbers

October 29th, 2017
in aa syndication

Tax reform is never easy. There are with lobbying groups aligned on all sides to protect their special interests and create new ones. This makes tax reform one of the most difficult political feats to accomplish. At this point, only the broad outlines of Trump’s tax reform plan are available. more »

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