Hale Stewart - Seeking Alpha - Sun Mar 29, 4:55AM CDT
By New Deal Democrat Monthly reports for February included new home sales, which set a new post-recession high, and existing home sales, also higher, and a higher CPI. Durable goods were down for the 4th time in 6 months, and the University of... (full story)
Scott Sumner - Seeking Alpha - Sun Mar 29, 4:10AM CDT
Tyler Cowen links to an Edward Hugh post: So, what do you do about the problem of secular stagnation? Again here there is divergence of opinion. Some still seek to treat the phenomenon as if it were a variant of the liquidity trap issue. Most... (full story)
Edward Hugh - Seeking Alpha - Sun Mar 29, 3:04AM CDT
After the Great Depression, secular stagnation turned out to be a figment of economists' imaginations........it is still too soon to tell if this will also be the case after the Great Recession. However, the risks of secular stagnation are much... (full story)
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