Monday, January 26, 2015
  1. Have We Become Too Flexible?

    Adair Turner
  2. The Fall of the House of Samuelson

    Robert Skidelsky

    The Fall of the House of Samuelson

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     re-reads the Nobel laureate economist in the light – or shadow – of post-crisis stagnation.

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    The Nobel laureate economist Paul Samuelson believed that because governments knew how to stop depressions, voters would insist that they use this knowledge. But he was only half right: Though governments do know how to stop a slide into another Great Depression, they are haunted by fears of large fiscal deficits. READ MORE

  3. Half-a-Loaf Growth

    Michael Spence

    Half-a-Loaf Growth

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     says that growth strategies work only when implemented in reasonably complete packages.

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    At a time of lackluster economic growth, countries around the world are attempting to devise and implement strategies to spur and sustain recovery. The key word is strategy: to succeed, policymakers must ensure that measures are implemented in reasonably complete packages. READ MORE

  4. The Politics of Economic Stupidity

    Joseph E. Stiglitz
  5. The Greek Time Bomb

    Yannos Papantoniou

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