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Economic Bubble

Philippines' 'Mirage' Economy: Why It's Worse Than a Bubble

Richard Javad Heydarian | Posted 02.04.2014 | World
Richard Javad Heydarian

Even if the Philippines is not another bubble waiting to burst at any moment, the recent economic uptick is inherently hollow -- for it is unlikely to trickle down to the greater impoverished masses anytime soon.

Tiny Bubbles: A Growth Industry for Jazz?

Kurt Ellenberger | Posted 06.26.2013 | Arts
Kurt Ellenberger

With all of the discussions regarding the sad state of jazz careers, it would be surprising indeed to find that jazz has experienced a significant growth spurt in recent years, but it has.

WATCH: Peter Goodman Says Economy Can No Longer Hide Behind 'Fantasies'

The Huffington Post | James Sunshine | Posted 10.02.2011 | Business

On Tuesday's edition of NewsNation, Peter Goodman, Executive Business Editor at The Huffington Post, explained why he, in the wake of $2 trillion gove...

The Carbon Bubble

Gregory Unruh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Gregory Unruh

The carbon bubble, quite simply, is the constantly increasing consumption of fossil fuels. I call it the master bubble because it drives the growth of every economic indicator, from GDP to corn harvests.

Too Much Of A Good Thing: The Shanghai World Expo

Chi Tung | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Chi Tung

As goes the World Expo, so goes Shanghai. As goes Shanghai, so goes the security blanket of China. That was the conventional wisdom espoused way back ...

'The Next Economic Crash Will Be The Same As The Last'

Christian Science Monitor | Stuart Whatley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

In The Postcatastrophe Economy: Rebuilding America and Avoiding the Next Bubble, venture capitalist and macroeconomic sage Eric Janszen reckons it is ...

Student Loans: The New Big Bubble

Bob Samuels | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Bob Samuels

The free market is really a giant Ponzi scheme where companies hold down workers wages so that the employees are forced to live on debt, and then this debt is bought and sold on a global market.

Robert Shiller: Market Bubbles Part Of Human Psychology, Won't Be Eradicated | Robert Shiller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

When it comes to market bubbles and how they are created, very little, if anything, has changed. This is because human psychology has not changed. Mas...

Investment Bubbles Dominated The Decade: AP

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (TIM PARADIS -- AP) - A string of exploding investment bubbles that started with the dot-coms and ended with mortgages and oil dominated the ...

Bernanke Calls For Regulation To Fight Against Bubbles

AP | JEANNINE AVERSA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — Stronger regulation is the best way to prevent financial speculation from getting out of hand and throwing the economy in a new cri...

Popping Bubbles Isn't as Easy as You Would Think

Hale "Bonddad" Stewart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The argument is if the Fed had acted more quickly regarding the housing market then the current problems would've been avoided. There's one problem: what's the exact definition of a bubble?

The Case For Wiping Out American Debt

Joe Costello | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe Costello

Democrats have to begin asking themselves, "What if next fall, unemployment is in the double digits and the economy as a whole is at best stagnant?"

Madoff Just the Start of Post-Bubble Scandals

Diane Francis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Diane Francis

The $50-billion fraud, allegedly perpetrated by New York's Bernie Madoff, is a predictable outcome following the collapse of a speculative bubble. Big bubbles attract bigger crooks.

The Upside of Economic Apocalypse

Michael B. Laskoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael B. Laskoff

I wouldn't wish the current economic situation on ourselves. But we're here, and I can find real cause for optimism in an electorate that suddenly understands what we're up against as a country.

Behind Wall Street's Collapse

Walden Bello | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Walden Bello

In a nutshell, the Wall Street meltdown is not only due to greed and to the lack of government regulation of a hyperactive sector.