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01 set 2014 15:31

It’s Time for the ECB to Do Still More

Watch RGE’s Senior Director of Research David Nowakowski talking about the eurozone and the need for more easing, ahead of Thursday’s ECB policy meeting.  Source: Bloomberg Television’s “Countdown.”  

economia |

01 set 2014 05:27

Where Danger Lurks: The Dark Recesses of the Orthodox Mind

Ah, the Eternal Sunshine of the Recessed Mind! Here’s an unintentionally–but riotously–hilarious mea culpa by Olivier Blanchard: Here’s the CliffsNotes version: Yes, we didn’t see nothing coming. But that isn’t our fault. The Global Financial Crisis—the biggest calamity since 1929—was invisible to us because it had been lurking in the dark corners of the [...]

economia |

30 ago 2014 05:41

Nine Year Olds, Uzis, and Gun Nuts—a Volatile Mixture: It’s Troll Friday

If you want more Bullets with your Burgers, you might want to skip this week’s blog. Yep, it is Troll Friday. Child firing Uzi at Ariz. shooting range accidentally kills instructor, police say. Well, accidents happen. You cannot prevent all of them. Some slip through and someone dies. Kids will be kids. You give [...]

economia |

29 ago 2014 17:01

US Corporate Profits Rebound from Winter Slump as GDP Growth Looks Even Stronger than Thought

The latest data from the Bureau of Economic Analysis show that US GDP grew at a 4.2 percent annual rate in the second quarter of 2014, even more strongly than previously reported. Corporate profits showed the beginnings of a rebound from their winter slump. Although they remain short of the all-time highs reached over the [...]

economia |

27 ago 2014 18:58


There is still time to register for our upcoming Post Keynesian conference at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Unfortunately, the program is full so we cannot accept paper proposals. However, there is still space for participants. The registration is cheap, and includes all dinners and special events, some of which are listed below. For more [...]

economia |

26 ago 2014 23:56

Is the U.S. Stock Market Rally Built on Solid Ground?

The S&P 500 briefly traded above 2000 yesterday for the first time. The all-time high inspired some analysts to announce (not necessarily for the first time) that the stock market was in bubble territory. But there’s a reason for the bull market: economic growth. We can debate if the growth is sustainable or even genuine–some say it’s [...]

economia |

26 ago 2014 23:54

Back to School—And to Widening Inequality

American kids are getting ready to head back to school. But the schools they’re heading back to differ dramatically by family income. Which helps explain the growing achievement gap between lower and higher-income children. Thirty years ago, the average gap on SAT-type tests between children of families in the richest 10 percent and bottom 10 percent [...]

economia |

26 ago 2014 23:53

Comparing Labor Costs per Employee Across Countries

It almost seems surreal.  The major central banks seem to agree that wages need to rise.  Usually, to the extent central banks address the issue, they traditionally have cautioned against large pay increases.  And is so doing, reveal their underlying pro-business agenda.  Why should it matter to a central bank how the productivity gains are divided [...]

economia |

26 ago 2014 23:50

Stuck in the Middle With Merkel? Upcoming German State Elections

German politics will become more interesting starting this weekend.  On Sunday, the largest state in the former East Germany, Saxony will hold its local election.  The key issue is how does the anti-euro Alternative for Germany (AfD) do. In May, much to the chagrin of Chancellor Merkel, the AfD garnered enough vote to secure representation in [...]

economia |

26 ago 2014 23:49

3 Things a Deal With Iran Would Likely Include

By Jofi Joseph: In mid-July, negotiators from the so-called P5+1 (the United States, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Russia, China and the European Union) reached a mutual agreement with Iran to extend an interim six-month agreement for another four months. The agreement extends concrete constraints on Iran’s nuclear program — in particular, a halt to Iran’s [...]

economia |