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Category: Economic Theory

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Economics

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Does Taxing Pollution Lead to Higher Prices and Lower Aggregate Economic Output? / Economics / Economic Theory

By: Paul_L_Kasriel

Congress is about to consider legislation that could result in a tax on the burning of fossil fuels. Some argue that such a tax would result in increased prices of a wide variety of goods and services and reduced aggregate output. I do not want to get into the argument as to whether the burning of fossil fuels is contributing to global warming or whether global warming is globally harmful. Rather, I want to discuss the issue of taxing pollution in general. In other words, I want this to be a discussion about economic theory, not political-economic theory.

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Economics

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Clown Economist Mankiw Defends Policy of Theft of Private Property / Economics / Economic Theory

By: Mike_Shedlock

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleIn case you are new to this story, Gregory Mankiw, professor of economics at Harvard, proposed negative interest rates in It May Be Time for the Fed to Go Negative.

At one of my recent Harvard seminars, a graduate student proposed a clever scheme to [make holding money less attractive].

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Economics

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Krugman in Need of Remedial Economics Education / Economics / Economic Theory

By: Mike_Shedlock

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticlePaul Krugman is back in his usual form of preaching sheer idiocy with his piece Time for bottles in coal mines.

Krugman is upset that Obama says stimulus projects under budget.

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Economics

Monday, April 06, 2009

Bailouts Insolvency vs. Liquidity, or Austrian vs. Keynesian Economics / Economics / Economic Theory

By: LewRockwell

Diamond Rated - Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleMichael S. Rozeff writes: An economics debate of very great importance is surfacing. Is the government's economic rationale for bailing out the banks valid? If it is not, then the entire case for the bank bailouts fails. On one side of the debate are Austrians using Austrian economics, on the other side are Keynesians using Keynesian economics.

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Economics

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Eggertsson Theory, Armstrong, Timing and the Economic Confidence Model / Economics / Economic Theory

By: Mick_Phoenix

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleWho's that knocking on the door? Who's that ringing the Bell? It's time for another visit by your friendly Collection Agency to offer timely advice and to remind you of his previous excellent record. You should all know by now that the Collection Agency doesn't pull any punches and has ensured that subscribers have been well ahead of developments in the global macro economy.

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Economics

Sunday, March 08, 2009

Keynesian's Blame Asian Saving's for Causing the Economic Crisis / Economics / Economic Theory

By: Professor_Emeritus

Best Financial Markets Analysis Article"Thank Heaven for little Keynesian Nobel laureates... without them what would little Keynesian Treasury secretaries do?..." At the long last we got the official explanation how we got into this mess. In his March 2, 2009, column in The New York Times under the banner title Revenge of the Glut Paul Krugman tells us, quoting the authority of the Chairman of the Fedreal Reserve Ben Bernanke, that it is all the fault of the Asians. They save damn too much. They test the endurance of unhappy Americans who bankrupt themselves in trying to work off all that darned excess saving fast enough before it can do more damage. Even though they do their level best, they could not keep up with the prodigious output of the Asians and "global savings glut" is the result.

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Economics

Monday, February 23, 2009

Mainstream Economists Retarded Embrace of John Maynard Keynes' "Paradox of Thrift" / Economics / Economic Theory

By: Paul_L_Kasriel

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleMainstream economists and the mainstream media continue to embrace John Maynard Keynes' notion of the "paradox of thrift." While most economists subscribe to the view that the pace of long-run economic growth is a function of productivity and thrift (saving), short-run growth can be retarded by too much thrift. According to this view, if households in the aggregate decide to cut back on their current spending, i.e., save more, aggregate economic demand will be negatively affected. Hence, the paradox of thrift. A little later in this commentary, I will try to dispel the notion that thrift retards growth in aggregate demand in the short run.

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Economics

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Will Keynesian Tax Cuts Deepen The Recession? / Economics / Economic Theory

By: Mike_Shedlock

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleIn one of the more ridiculous Keynesian theories to date, Gauti B. Eggertsson at the New York Fed comes to the conclusion Tax Cuts Will Deepen The Recession . Simple logic would dictate that letting people and businesses keep more of their money would be a good thing but amazingly Eggertsson comes to the opposite conclusion.

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Economics

Sunday, February 08, 2009

Epic Economic Battle Being Waged Between Friedman and Fischer Theories / Economics / Economic Theory

By: Money_and_Markets

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleJack Crooks writes: There is a battle being waged now in the world of economics. This battle is fierce. And no matter who wins, the impact will be felt far and wide. I dub this epoch struggle: “Godzilla vs. King Kong

I'm not sure who will win, but I do have a favorite.

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Economics

Monday, December 29, 2008

Krugman Still Wrong on the Economy / Economics / Economic Theory

By: Mike_Shedlock

Diamond Rated - Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleKrugman seems particularly proud of a piece he wrote a decade ago. His new remake, Hangover Theorists , is as wrong now as it was then. Let's take a look.

The hangover theory , which I wrote about a decade ago, is still out there. The basic idea is that a recession, even a depression, is somehow a necessary thing, part of the process of “adapting the structure of production.” We have to get those people who were pounding nails in Nevada into other places and occupation, which is why unemployment has to be high in the housing bubble states for a while.

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Economics

Friday, October 10, 2008

If You Listen to Economists… You WILL Go Broke / Economics / Economic Theory

By: Mike_Stathis

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleBefore I begin, I recommend you bookmark my archive on this site so you can easily find my new posts http://www.marketoracle.co.uk/UserInfo-Mike_Stathis.html

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Economics

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Consumption and Investment Fallacy / Economics / Economic Theory

By: Gerard_Jackson

For years I have been stressing the media's lousy economics. For those readers who think I have been exaggerating the situation allow me to introduce you to Bernard Salt, a partner in the well known accounting firm of KPMG. According to Mr Salt

It was a no-brainer in the 1950s: half the working age population was not engaged in the paid workforce. Change based on the role of women was always going to transform our society over the course of a generation.

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