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Understanding the Causes for the Current Economic Slump

Understanding the Causes for the Current Economic Slump

In a recent column in the Guardian in which he rails about the poor quality of most economic journalism, economist Dean Baker argues that those factors usually given as the cause for the continued economic problems–low savings, poor business confidence and the continued housing slump–are really not to blame: There are many accounts in the […]

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Economics Bloggers See Economy Weakening

Economics Bloggers See Economy Weakening

The Kauffman Foundation produces a quarterly survey of economic bloggers to get their sense of the economy’s condition.  The outlook, as they say, isn’t brilliant: (KANSAS CITY, Mo.), July 28, 2011 – Optimism is out; pessimism is in among the country’s top economics bloggers as they look to 2012 and beyond, particularly regarding jobs. A […]

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