Monthly Archives: May 2010

Is Risk a 4-letter Word?

Financial FAQs Barron’s columnist Alan Abelson asked just that question this week after the general decline in stocks, and 900 plus point drop in the DOW. Have investors become so cautious because of Europe’s debt problems and the uncertainty of … Continue reading

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No More ‘Double-Dip’ Talk

Popular Economics Weekly “Irrational Exuberance” author Robert Shiller in an eye-opening Sunday NYTimes op-ed maintains there is still chance of a double-dip recession. But it could happen over years, rather than months. “I use the definition of a double-dip recession … Continue reading

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Why the Housing Bubble?

The Mortgage Corner Historical hindsight is always 20-20, but why didn’t economists and the Fed act sooner to deflate the housing bubble? By waiting until 2006 to tighten credit, the Federal Reserve allowed overbuilding of the housing sector that resulted … Continue reading

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Inequality and Recessions

Has greater income equality in the United States since the 1970s, as documented by Thomas Piketty and Emmanuel Saez; (Feb. 2003 Quarterly Journal of Economics), led to greater financial instability of the financial markets, and perhaps precipitated the ‘Great Recession’ … Continue reading

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