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Reflections on the new 'Secular Stagnation hypothesis'

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Friday, October 31, 2014
Category: Economics

From www.voxeu.org

The notion that Europe and other advanced economies are suffering secular stagnation is gaining traction. This column by Larry Summers -- first published in the Vox eBook "Secular Stagnation: Facts, Causes and Cures" -- explains the idea.

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Eight charts showing where it all went wrong for France - Telegraph

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Friday, October 24, 2014
Category: Economics

From www.telegraph.co.uk

Once considered one of the power-houses of the global economy, France has been in the doldrums of late. Described as "sclerotic" by prominent outsiders, and "sick" by its own finance minister, the French economy is beset by flatlining growth, ballooning debt and eye-watering unemployment.

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Phone store in China helps enlarge pockets for iPhone 6 Plus

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Category: Economics

From www.techinasia.com

The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus devices hit shelves today in mainland China, and buyers are lining up outside of telcos and Apple stores across the country. But one local carrier outlet is aiming to make its customers’ deep pockets even deeper.

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Larry Summers explains why the world is too optimistic about China’s economic future – Quartz

Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Category: Economics

From qz.com

Imagine you’re a doctor and someone hands you the chart of a 60-year-old man, asking you to predict the patient’s health for the next decade. The guy is a probiotic-eating marathon runner and his cholesterol numbers look great.

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On Secular Stagnation and Money

Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Category: Economics

From everydayecon.wordpress.com

Gauti Eggertsson and Neil Mehrotra have a new paper that seeks to provide a formal model of secular stagnation. The paper is a welcome addition to a debate that, prior to their paper, was mostly muddled thoughts sprinkled throughout speeches and blog posts.

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Marc Andreessen on Why Optimism Is Safest Bet -- NYMag

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Category: Economics

From nymag.com

It’s not hard to coax an opinion out of Marc Andreessen. The tall, bald, spring-loaded venture capitalist, who invented the first mainstream internet browser, co-founded Netscape, then made a fortune as an early investor in Twitter and Facebook, has since become Silicon Valley’s resident philosopher-king.

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How big government and cronyism are slowing the growth of solar in the south

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Friday, October 17, 2014
Category: Economics

From www.rstreet.org

An Aug. 9 article in the Los Angeles Times explored why states in the U.S. South that get plenty of sunlight — such as Virginia, South Carolina and, of course, the Sunshine State itself, Florida — are not embracing solar.

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The Grumpy Economist: Monetary Policy with Interest On Reserves

Friday, October 17, 2014
Category: Economics

From johnhcochrane.blogspot.kr

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Might Russia Welcome Global Warming?

Friday, October 17, 2014
Category: Economics

From csis.org

By Serge Korepin If you were participating in a competition for power and influence where you had the option of having your opponents become much weaker, while you became only slightly weaker, would you take that option? This may be the question Kremlin leaders are asking themselves in regard to cooperation on curbing global warming.

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