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Need for a Paradigm Switch in Econ 101

John Komlos | Posted 06.11.2014 | Education
John Komlos

Presumably those who dared to disagree with Greenspan's ideology that bubbles were nothing to worry about and that markets worked perfectly well without government supervision became outcasts.

The Not-So-Hidden Costs of Gold Mining

Hippo Reads | Posted 03.31.2014 | Business
Hippo Reads

Today, gold's importance in the collective imagination is rivaled only by its status in the global commodity market where, until recently, it was considered one of the world's safest investments.

Financial Sector Back To Accounting For Nearly One-Third Of U.S. Profits

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 05.30.2011 | Business

At the height of the recession, the financial services industry found itself forced to do something it hadn't done since the government started tracki...

'Stimulus Now': Economists Including Joseph Stiglitz, Alan Blinder Call For More Government Spending

The Daily Beast | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

As in the 1930s, the economy is suffering a sharp decline in aggregate demand and loss of business confidence. Long experience shows that monetary pol...

Alert The TV News Media: Obamanomics Isn't Working

Diane Tucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Diane Tucker

Ronald Reagan governed over high unemployment numbers, and he was covered by a hyper-critical media. Yet today, most TV news outlets are giving President Obama a free pass on equally bleak statistics.