Tag Archives: Professor James Livingston

It’s the Consumer, Stupid

Answering the Kennedys Call—Part II New York Times’ economic writer Neil Irwin in a recent Op-ed is not seeing a very robust future for global economic growth. “…what the last few months have made clear is that the forces that … Continue reading

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Deflation and Our Plunging Deficit

Popular Economics Weekly The federal budget deficit is shrinking rapidly, says Goldman Sachs Chief Economist Jan Hatzius. And that is not such a good thing at the moment, since the private sector isn’t spending enough. It means this very weak … Continue reading

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Dear Supercommittee: “It’s Consumer Spending, Stupid!”

Financial FAQs “With only about a month remaining before its recommendations are due, lawmakers on the congressional supercommittee charged with finding savings from the federal budget wrestled with cuts to defense, foreign aid and other programs on Wednesday”, said Bloomberg … Continue reading

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