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Economic Reality

Economic Realities Can De-Escalate Ukraine Crisis

Mohamed A. El-Erian | Posted 12.18.2014 | World
Mohamed A. El-Erian

The consequences for both Europe and Russia would become significantly more dire if a complete breakdown in the dialogue on Ukraine were to lead to generalized trade and financial sanctions, including a disruption in Russian energy supplies to the West. Such an outcome would send Europe and Russia into recession and, most likely, reignite global financial instability

Uncertainty, Hirschman and Mozart

Jared Bernstein | Posted 08.30.2013 | Business
Jared Bernstein

What I find striking is a pervasive denial of the reality that economies are always fraught with uncertainty, as is much else in life, of course. So how is it that in recent years, this has become a major complaint?

Bachmann/Ryan Overdrive: A High-Speed Escape From Economic Reality

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 06.14.2011 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Michelle Bachmann's Today show interview runs through the entire litany of conservatism's disproven economic cliches in 100 seconds or less without even getting short of breath.