Tag Archives: recession

The New Washington Consensus? Deutschland Über Alles

The art of casting Germany both as chief villain and magic wand of the global economy.

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5 Facts: Texas Explains the U.S. Job Recovery

U.S. job market may be marching back to pre-recession numbers, but these gains are unevenly distributed.

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9 Key Facts: Black-White Wage Gap in the United States

Since 2000, the wage gap between white and black Americans has increased dramatically.

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China’s Coming Recession Will Lead to Considerable Unrest

Slow growth is already here after decades of economic expansion.

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The West’s Day of Fiscal Reckoning, Part II

In theory, there are four options to address the West’s debt overhang.

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American Disingenuousness: Jack Lew Goes to Europe

Why is the U.S. Treasury Secretary urging Europe to adopt the same borrow-and-spend policies that got the United States into so much fiscal trouble?

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Putting Finance Back in the Box

What can be done to make finance serve interests of the real economy?

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Financial Reform With Real Teeth

What are the potential costs if Wall Street is successful in weakening the Dodd-Frank financial regulations?

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Greece’s Economic Crisis and Its Effect on Public Health

Is the public health situation in Greece a harbinger of what may happen in similarly distressed countries?

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How Groupon and LivingSocial Celebrate Deflation in America

Why do social buying websites owe much to the Japanese practice of deflation?

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