Posts Tagged ‘recession’

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    A Happiness Check

    Oct 9, 11 • 317 Views • No Comments

    The jobs, income and wealth scene is a bit bleak. Unemployment has soared, many workers are earning less, the government owes a ton of money, the stock market has been down, up, and down again, housing prices have plummeted and 25% of us have lost more than......  [read more]

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    Operation Twist Again

    Sep 23, 11 • 314 Views • No Comments

    Operation Twist is a great name but tough to understand. Our starting point is interest rates. When you loan someone $100, you expect to be repaid more. How much extra? It depends on many variables so let’s just look at one. Time. When the federal......  [read more]

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    Healthcare and Baumol’s Disease

    Sep 11, 11 • 400 Views • 1 Comment

    Asked why healthcare is relatively expensive while cell phones are not, you could answer, “Baumol’s Disease.” Described by New Yorker columnist James Surowiecki, to play Mozart’s String Quartet in G minor in 1787 and now, we need 2......  [read more]

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    Government Failure or Market Failure?

    Sep 4, 11 • 340 Views • No Comments

    The illness? High unemployment and sluggish growth. The patient? The U.S. economy. And sometimes, according to Nobel Laureate Gary Becker, a stimulus pill just won’t work. In a WSJ opinion piece, Dr. Becker first explains that government misdiagnosed......  [read more]

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    Home Work

    Sep 3, 11 • 393 Views • No Comments

    More unemployed means more people at home. One study asked, what are the unemployed doing? During every day’s “foregone market work hours,” unemployed people are occupied with home production, leisure, and job search. The day’s time......  [read more]