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Stagnation

Secular Stagnation: A Working Pair of Scissors Needs Two Blades

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 05.12.2014 | Politics
Otaviano Canuto

There is a core divergence among some "Keynesian" and "Schumpeterian" economists who have proposed stagnation hypotheses; each camp points to different underlying factors for continued anemic levels of growth.

Why I Am (Not) Surprised

Mickey Costa | Posted 03.02.2013 | Politics
Mickey Costa

I don't know who to blame more, Obama or the American people. I mean, Congress is clearly solely to blame, but that is nothing new -- no secret there.

The Economy: Why We're Stuck

Jared Bernstein | Posted 07.08.2012 | Business
Jared Bernstein

Much of Europe is in recession and the downturn is in no small part a function of austerity measures that, like bloodletting, are making things worse, not better.

Steve Jobs and Stagnation Theories

Robert Teitelman | Posted 12.07.2011 | Technology
Robert Teitelman

Steve Jobs was a figure -- a post-'60s liberal, by the way, a member of the Woodstock generation -- who had his own poetic predilections, not only for design but also for communicating a vision. It probably wouldn't hurt to have more of that around

Alexander Eichler

'Essentially Stagnation': Economic Growth Slows To A Crawl

HuffingtonPost.com | Alexander Eichler | Posted 10.26.2011 | Business

Two years after the official end of the Great Recession, the economy is still struggling to build momentum, and a full-fledged recovery remains a dist...

10 Worst Single-Day Drops In Dow Jones History

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 10.05.2011 | Business

Last Thursday, the Dow Jones Industrial average fell 513 points, or 4.3 percent, making it the worst single-day drop since the depths of the financial...

Conquerors, Debt, Joblessness, and "The Crisis of the Third Century"

Lydia Fisher | Posted 08.20.2011 | Business
Lydia Fisher

If the financial crisis tells us anything, it's this. We moved away from person-to-person reciprocity and community orientation. We deconstructed boundaries for expedient profit.

It's All Happening at the Zoo

Michael J. McCarthy | Posted 06.04.2011 | Denver
Michael J. McCarthy

I went to the Denver Zoo recently to reflect. Quite often, a change of scenery helps give me a fresh perspective.

WHAT A WASTE: Companies Using Mounds Of Cash To Buy Back Stock Rather Than Generate Jobs

Washington Post | Jia Lynn Yang | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

For months, companies have been sitting on the sidelines with record piles of cash, too nervous to spend. Now they're starting to deploy some of that ...

The Political Consequences of Stagnation

Walden Bello | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Walden Bello

Obama's nascent steps toward Keynesian interventionism have been compromised by the absence of an inspiring alternative to the predominant neoliberal paradigm.

Double Dip and Dysfunction

Rob Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Rob Johnson

We've been hearing a lot lately about the possibility of a double-dip recession. I do not know if we will actually go to a double dip or just substandard growth given the high level of underutilized human resources. But that is beside the point. It is a very sad feeling, one that I had during the aftermath of Katrina, when the government reveals that it does not intend to respond to a crisis. It is a cold, dehumanized feeling. The tolerance of 9.5 percent unemployment, which is in reality a much larger number than the official numbers, is a symptom of dysfunction.

The President I Voted for

Robert Kuttner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

In many ways, our current economic situation is as dire a threat to our way of life as a war. So this week, I am sending Congress legislation that will put America back to work.

10 Mistakes Businesses Make Daily...and 10 quick-fix solutions

Richard Laermer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Richard Laermer

During the last mercurial cycle, I asked several super-successful types what killed businesses. If we can somehow work on eradicating a few simple mis...

Goodbye/Hello 16 "Apart-isanship in Bickersville"

Patt Cottingham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Patt Cottingham

Left, Right, Independent, Tea Party-ers, who cares for the sake of the country get it together. Apart-isanship is dragging America and the urgency o...

Stocks Tumble After Sales Of Existing Homes Fall

AP | TIM PARADIS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — Wall Street abruptly ended an earnings-driven rally and closed sharply lower Thursday after a steeper-than-expected decline in existi...