Tag Archives: New Deal

Why So Much Inequality?

Financial FAQs Wrightson/ICAP Nobel Laureate and NYTimes columnist Paul Krugman has said it would probably take something on the scale of an alien invasion to create the emergency programs and policies that would benefit all Americans, such as another New … Continue reading

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In The Age of Anxiety

Popular Economics Weekly thesocialhistorian.com We are now in a full-blown “Age of Anxiety”; not the first, of course. There was as much anxiety during the 1918-20 Spanish Flue pandemic that reportedly killed 50 million in a series of worldwide outbreaks … Continue reading

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Might We Have More Than One Pandemic?

Popular Economics Weekly Wrightson/ICAP Yes, says behavioral economist Robert Shiller, who won his Nobel prize for the study of human behavior in financial markets. Why? Financial market investors are panicking because of the COVID-19 pandemic, for starters, which could affect … Continue reading

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The Coronavirus—A New World War

Popular Economics Weekly Conference Board Nobel laureate Paul Krugman has said it might take an alien invasion to bring Americans together again to counter the threat of another economic downturn possibly as great as the Great Depression. Well, the new … Continue reading

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Why Do We Need a (new) New Deal?

Financial FAQs Amazon COVID-19 has finally done it. The new bi-partisan legislation working through congress that apportions money to the people and businesses that really need it—working (salaried) folk and small businesses with less access to credit—tell us why we … Continue reading

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How Do We Fight COVID-19?

Popular Economics Weekly St.LouisFRED Economists are beginning to predict the worst due to the COVID-19 outbreak that has become a worldwide pandemic.  Former Fed Vice-Chairman Alan Blinder said recently on CNBC that a recession may have already begun this March; … Continue reading

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What Is American Socialism?

Financial FAQs What is American Socialism that candidate Bernie Sanders has talked about ever since he has been running for President? In fact, our one and only example of something that represents any definition of Socialism and concerted government planning … Continue reading

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October Employment No Big Deal

Popular Economics Weekly MarketWatch.com Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 128,000 in October, and the unemployment rate was little changed at 3.6 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Notable job gains occurred in food services and drinking … Continue reading

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Do We Need a New Jobs Deal?

Popular Economics Weekly Calculated Risk The best picture we have of current and future job trends is the Labor Department’s JOLTS report (i.e., Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey). Calculated Risk’s colorful graph shows Job Openings (yellow line) hasn’t yet … Continue reading

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Nobel Prize in Economics Breaks New Ground

Popular Economics Weekly STOCKHOLM (AP) — The 2019 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences has been awarded Monday to Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer “for their experimental approach to alleviating global poverty.” It was ground-breaking for several reasons. Firstly, … Continue reading

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