Tag Archives: Japanese deflation

What Happened to Our Economy?

Popular Economics Weekly The major debate during this campaign season is about economic growth. Who has it benefited and who was left behind? Sanders says we aren’t spending enough to create more jobs, and Trump wants to build walls to … Continue reading

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2016 Housing Update

The Mortgage Corner What should happen to U.S. housing in 2016, with interest rates at record lows and a healthy job market? Much will depend on population growth, and in particular the newest largest generation of all—the millennials, or Gen … Continue reading

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Deflation Is Now Major Concern

Popular Economics Weekly We wrote recently about the Eurozone in danger of becoming Japan, which has suffered through some 2 decades of a deflationary spiral, before Prime Minister Abe opened the stimulus spigots. Why is deflation (or disinflation, which is … Continue reading

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IMF Report—Europe Is Becoming Japan

Financial FAQs The International Monetary Fund doesn’t want to say it outright, but its latest World Economic Outlook shows more stagnation of the European and Japanese economies, and the possibility of a third EU recession since 2008. Could the EU … Continue reading

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Bernanke’s Fed Growing U.S. Economy

Popular Economics Weekly Right now, the Federal Reserve seems to be the only government agency focused on growing the economy. Washington has otherwise been focused on the sequester agreement, or how to further cut government spending. But such austerity measures … Continue reading

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Don’t Accept ‘New Normal’ of Slower Growth

Popular Economics Weekly There is no reason to accept what pundits and some economists are telling us we have to accept—a ‘new normal’ for economic growth that is some kind of growth recession. Because we have the means to spur … Continue reading

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