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Japans Lost Decade

The Myth That Japan Is Broke: The World's Largest "Debtor" Is Now the World's Largest Creditor

Ellen Brown | Posted 11.05.2012 | World
Ellen Brown

All of this has implications for Americans concerned with an out-of-control national debt. Properly managed and directed, it seems, the debt need be nothing to fear. Like Japan, and unlike Greece and other eurozone countries, the U.S. is the sovereign issuer of its own currency.

The S&P Downgrade and the Folly of Conventional Wisdom

Bennet Kelley | Posted 10.15.2011 | Politics
Bennet Kelley

As odd as it may sound in 2011, this debate ultimately is a continuation of the debate over whether the New Deal succeeded in rescuing the U.S. economy from the Great Depression.


Robert Zevin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert Zevin

There is a simple lesson to learn from Japan to help the US avoid another lost decade. Focus on employment. We all benefit when everyone who is willing and able to work has a job.

It Will Take Years Before the Current Recession Will End

Michael D. Intriligator | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michael D. Intriligator

Many are predicting that the current recession will end soon, by this summer, later this year, or at most next year. I don't believe this prediction -- it will take years for the recession to end.

Adam Posen: A Financial Lesson From Japan's 'Lost Decade' Is Lost On Obama

Diane Tucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Diane Tucker

On the eve of the G-20 economic summit in London, I spoke with Adam Posen, who wrote the book on the mistakes Japanese policy makers made during their lost decade.

Our Lost Decade: Can Obama's Economic Plan Avoid Japan's Mistakes?

Newsweek | Robert J. Samuelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

We argue by analogy. The president says that Japan's history demonstrates the need for his "stimulus package." To the contrary, claim Hannity and othe...