Tag Archives: James Livingston

Paying Sustainable Economic Growth Forward

Popular Economics Weekly The Fed has said it wouldn’t begin to boost interest rates until sustainable economic growth was achieved. However, no one has actually defined what that means. Fed Chairman Bernanke defines it as when full employment is achieved, … Continue reading

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Why Do We Need QE3?

Financial FAQs It’s not hard to see why we need “QE3”, the Fed’s bond buying program to keep long term interest rates low. It’s almost an act of desperation. The Fed is the only game in town to stimulate growth … Continue reading

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What Has Caused Record Inequality (and Greater Recessions)?

Popular Economics Weekly Economists Lawrence Mishel and Heidi Shierholz of the labor think tank Economic Policy Institute (EPI) have been asking a question in their latest work that is at the root of our various economic crises, “Why did the … Continue reading

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What Decline of Western Civilization?

Financial FAQs It’s hard to know whether Harvard Historian Niall Ferguson means what he says in his new book, “Civilization: The West and the Rest”; that the Western World’s 500 years of predominance are over, thanks to growing debt problems … Continue reading

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