All posts tagged "unemployment"

  • John Mauldin: We face the deflation of the Depression era

    John Mauldin provides a lengthy expose’ on the deflationary forces facing the economy. As opposed to a good deflation, there is a problematic weakness in asset prices. A bad deflation, which is not a product of increases...

    • Posted September 10, 2009
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  • David Rosenberg: Jobs Report Simply Awful

    David Rosenberg was not as impressed with Friday’s employment report as some others. He characterizes the economy as fundamentally weak and that many of the job losses will be permanent. Rosenberg also mentioned some articles written in...

    • Posted September 8, 2009
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  • Paul Krugman, "we’re going to need a bigger stimulus"

    In a recent N. Y. Times op-ed piece, Paul Krugman lays out the math that proves more stimulus is needed to get the economy out of its freefall. According to Krugman, the U. S. economy is 8.5...

    • Posted July 5, 2009
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  • Edmund Phelps Says it Could Take 15 Years for Households to Recover Their Lost Wealth

    Columbia University professor Edmund Phelps, won the Nobel Prize in economics in 2006, and now claims that it could take quite a long time for U. S. households to rebuild their balance sheets. Phelps added that there...

    • Posted June 24, 2009
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  • Employment at a Nadir?

    Calculated Risk has posted an interesting chart comparing declines in employment from the peak in all the post World War II recessions. All the previous recessions had hit their bottom in employment at this juncture in the...

    • Posted June 6, 2009
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  • Nouriel Roubini, "We are in the middle of a severe U-downturn"

    Steve Forbes interviewed Nouriel Roubini recently who said the recession would probably not worsen and the risk of a depression was small. Roubini sees unemployment peaking at around 11%, and he is not ready to buy stocks...

    • Posted April 23, 2009
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  • Dow 50% Off Sale in 2012?

    Hao Jin, in an article posted at Seeking Alpha, suggests that the recent rise is probably a temporary respite in a secular bear market. Jin relies on Harry Dent’s logic that a perfect storm of three bubbles...

    • Posted April 10, 2009
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  • Study of the Past Suggests the Financial Crisis Could be Longer Than Expected

    Kenneth Rogoff, Harvard economist, and Carmen Reinhart, University of Maryland Economist, have recently published a study of past financial crises going back up to 800 years, but focusing on the last 100 years. It doesn’t paint a...

    • Posted January 3, 2009
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