Category Archives: Keynesian economics

The Presidential Debates—Will Democracy Survive?

Popular Economics Weekly Graph: Washington Post Much of the media lament over the first Democratic Presidential debates was whether the Democratic Party had moved too far to the left on immigration and healthcare—whether it was about decriminalizing Central American immigrants … Continue reading

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Saving Capitalism—Part II

Popular Economics Weekly Nobel laureate Joseph Stiglitz’s plea to save capitalism is important for a number of reasons; foremost is the survival of liberal democracy itself. Modern liberal democracies that we have known since WWII cannot survive if we cannot … Continue reading

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Professor Stiglitz’s Plea to Save Capitalism

Popular Economics Weekly MarketWatch Nobel laureate economist Joseph Stiglitz has been saying he wants to make capitalism work for everyone again in various writings, just as it did post-WWII, including this CNN commentary on the recent Earth Day. Is there … Continue reading

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Why No Inflation?

Financial FAQs I have been talking about the danger of too low inflation for some time.  This graph portrays the history of inflation since the 1970s, when the Arab oil embargo caused oil prices and inflation to soar to unacceptable … Continue reading

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Are Consumers Happy, Will Continue to Spend?

Financial FAQs I mentioned last week the big question remains, with March’s initial estimate of Q1 GDP growth, will consumers continue to maintain their share of consumption and continue to boost economic growth? Today’s release of February and March Personal … Continue reading

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First Quarter GDP Growth Beats Estimates

Popular Economics Weekly Surprise, surprise, first quarter GDP growth beat the estimates of economists and pundits, but it wasn’t for the usual reasons. Spending at the state and local level jumped 3.9 percent after a 1.3 percent drop in the … Continue reading

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Laffernomics and Tomorrow’s GDP Estimate

Financial FAQs The decline of so-called Laffernomics, an economic theory first proposed by conservative economist Arthur Laffer in 1974, posited in so many words that lower tax rates of the wealthiest, in particular, would increase overall tax revenues as well … Continue reading

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