The Great Debate© – Structure of Excuses

The Great Debate© is presented by Econintersect.com to expand our understanding of various topics of interest.  In a NYT Op-ed article, Nobel Laureate Professor Paul Krugman argues that there are no structural problems with employment – and that the problem is lack of demand. Steven Hansen counters.   We present Professor Krugman’s opinion in its entirety, …

The Great Debate – Is Obama the Cause of the Slow Recovery?

The Great Debate© presents two differing views on the critical factors effecting a slow recovery. One view is from Michael Boskin, Stanford University and The Hoover Institution and a second view is from Paul Kasriel of Northern Trust.

Great Debate – More Stimulus?

The Great Debate© is presented to expand our understanding of various topics of interest.  In this Great Debate, the topic is whether the government should introduce a second stimulus for employment.  In a NYT Op-ed article, Laura Tyson – a member of President Obama’s Economic Recovery Advisory Board – argues infrastructure stimulus is the way …