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J. Bradford DeLong

J. Bradford DeLong

Writing for PS since 2002
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J. Bradford DeLong is Professor of Economics at the University of California, Berkeley and a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. He was Deputy Assistant US Treasury Secretary during the Clinton Administration, where he was heavily involved in budget and trade negotiations. His role in designing the bailout of Mexico during the 1994 peso crisis placed him at the forefront of Latin America’s transformation into a region of open economies, and cemented his stature as a leading voice in economic-policy debates.

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    MAGA Maoism

    Jun 30, 2021 J. Bradford DeLong finds disturbing parallels between today's Republicans and Chinese Communists during the Cultural Revolution.

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    History has shown that it is much easier to stay ahead of inflation than it is to play catch-up. By ignoring this basic truth, US policymakers are both missing a big opportunity and inviting economic disaster.

    questions whether the US Federal Reserve could carry out a successful monetary stabilization if needed.
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