Posts Tagged ‘John Maynard Keynes’

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    An Aviator Stuntman and the Stimulus

    Sep 28, 11 • 275 Views • No Comments

    You’ve probably never heard of Lincoln Beachey. An aviation pioneer, Beachey flew at the beginning of the 20th century. During one of his first air exhibitions, Beachey did something totally terrifying when his plane stalled. The opposite of what anyone...  [read more]

  • The Congress and the Fiscal Cliff

    Is Government the Solution or the Problem?

    Sep 9, 11 • 293 Views • No Comments

    Maybe everyone got something from President Obama’s jobs plan. According to the Washington Post’s Ezra Klein, the “right” got tax cuts, the “left” got help for the unemployed and infrastructure spending, and everyone will...  [read more]

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    GDP Solutions

    Aug 2, 11 • 296 Views • No Comments

    It is all about GDP.  In this article, the WSJ does a good job of explaining how each GDP component might solve our problems…or make them worse. Consumer Spending: The largest part of GDP, consumer spending has propelled recovery in the past. With...  [read more]

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    Animal Spirits and Gas Prices

    May 24, 11 • 319 Views • No Comments

    Is a 9-cent drop enough to ignite our “animal spirits?” The 9-cent decrease refers to the average national price of a gallon of regular gasoline. And “animal spirits” is the optimism that leads to more buying and investing. During the...  [read more]

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    Bailout Fatigue

    May 17, 11 • 242 Views • No Comments

    Yesterday, in a 94-0 vote, the U.S. Senate said it had bailout fatigue. No, they were not referring to Fannie Mae or General Motors. They meant Greece. This is the connection: By selling government securities, Greece had borrowed money to fund massive...  [read more]