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The Confidence Fairies Love Austerity

Popular Economics Weekly January’s economic numbers are in, so we can say government stimulus spending has worked; there is just not enough of it. Whereas the views of those Paul Krugman characterizes as “confidence fairies” doesn’t work. Austerity and budget … Continue reading

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Such Pessimism is Unwarranted—Who Should Rescue Housing?

The Popular Economics Weekly Why is it so many pundits—and some economists—continue to be pessimistic about 2012 growth? Business and Wall Street economists in particular are predicting just 2 percent GDP growth for all of 2012, according to a recent … Continue reading

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Jobs Create More Growth (Not Tax Cuts)

Popular Economics Weekly Neither party seems to want to tackle the unemployment problem head on. Why? Conservatives have succeeded in shifting the debate to taming the budget deficit, when any improvement in the deficit depends on creating more jobs. It … Continue reading

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