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Krugman’s Flawed Model of Open Market Operations

August 21st, 2013
in Op Ed

by Dan Kervick, New Economic Perspectives In my recent post Escaping from the Friedman Paradigm, I noted the following remark by Paul Krugman on the way monetary policy ordinarily functions when interest rates have not fallen to the zero bound: …… more »

The Middle Class Squeeze

August 20th, 2013
in Op Ed, syndication

Written by Gene Balas with the co-author Steven Kaczmarek ="font-size: medium;">The monthly employment report tabulates all jobs created in the US, but the numbers can be confusing.  When it comes to the numbers, not all jobs are created equal. By this… more »

Strong Improvement In Initial Unemployment Claims Gives Fed Excuse To Taper

August 19th, 2013
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The latest weekly jobless claims data was right on trend again this week. Initial claims for unemployment compensation declined at an annual rate of 11%, which was slightly better than last week’s rate and better than the average of  the past two year… more »

Get Well Soon...America!!

August 17th, 2013
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Peter Schiff has posted a video regarding the US being 27th in the world in wealth per capita. I have to wonder if that’s not directly related to the US health care scam, and the drag that it imposes on the US economy. The fact that the US ranks… more »

German Politicians of Two Main Parties Agree: Low Interest Rates Bad

August 16th, 2013
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by Dirk Ehnts, Econoblog101p> Peer Steinbrück, candidate of the social democrat party, gave an interview to Reuters recently. The German weekly Die Zeit reports: SPD-Kanzlerkandidat Peer Steinbrück hat die anhaltende Niedrigzinspolitik der Europäis… more »

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