Steve Keen, Secular Stagnation and Thoughts on IS-LM

Steve Keen has produced a nice little article on secular stagnation as an explanation of the crisis, as brought up by Larry Summers and then endorsed by Paul Krugman, and its clash with the theory of endogenous money.

Krugman Doesn’t Understand IS-LM, Part 2

by Steve Keen, Debunking Economics Read Part 1. Krugman’s explanation of our crisis today is straight from the pages of John Hicks’ (pictured) 1937 explanation of the Great Depression (though curiously, Hicks himself didn’t mention the actual state of the global economy at all in his 1937 paper, which attempted to explain the relationship between …

Krugman Doesn’t Understand IS-LM, Part 1

by Steve Keen, Debt Watch Read Part 2. Krugman describes himself as a “sorta-kinda New Keynesian” (Krugman 2012, p. 104), and explains in End This Depression NOW! (Krugman 2012) that New Keynesian macroeconomics evolved in reaction to the failure of the New Classical approach to “explain the basic facts of recessions” (Krugman 2012, p. 103). His …

The Myth of Austerity

by Philipp Bagus, Mises.org Many politicians and commentators such as Paul Krugman claim that Europe’s problem is austerity, i.e., there is insufficient government spending. The common argument goes like this: Due to a reduction of government spending, there is insufficient demand in the economy leading to unemployment. The unemployment makes things even worse as aggregate …

The Great Debate©: Keen and Krugman on Money and Banking

by Steve Keen, Debtwatch with extensive quotations from Paul Krugman Editor’s note: There has been an ongoing exchange between Steve Keen and Paul Krugman over the way that money and banking should be accounted for in the macroeconomy.  Between spurts of invective there are some very important concepts being debated. Jetlag has me up and at …