Putting it all into perspective, I believe I have a better understanding of how complex economies of scale seemingly always return into major depressions for some time, even despite vast regulations meant to compensate for sharp short-term fluctuations.
Reviews "Nobody who writes about economics does it better than Paul Krugman. How much of economics is just an extension of psychology and sociology?
The answer, he asserts, is that this happens because people believe that it will happen, and this belief then makes it happen via hedge funds. Krugman, a Nobel-prizewinning economist who specialises in recessions, takes us through the history of why they happen.
This meant that trusts, such as the Knickerbocker Trust, could make risky investments — which, in the boom years of the early 20th century, paid out hugely. Cheers and happy new year One of the most striking things Krugman tells us is that you can have a recession even when an economy seems basically sound.
How much This is an excellent review of the reasons why the American economy has turned into the debacle that is before us.
I knew this story in passing already, but the book has the gritty details of what made this possible. As an economist with a common touch, he shares the ability with a couple of other specialized authors--Stephen Jay Gould and Carl Sagan--to make clear some very complicated concepts from a specialized subject area, and to make the reader enjoy the experience.
They all happen for the same basic reason — the banking system exposes itself to too much risk. If the book is correct, our markets are in for much more damage in the coming months.
In this major bestseller, Paul Krugman warns that, like diseases that have become resistant to antibiotics, the economic maladies that caused the Great Depression have made a comeback. Unregulated activity and financial loopholes allow some speculators to take advantage of many situations. Krugman is mildly optimistic.
In other words, a self-fulfilling expectation is created.
There was no shortage of baby sitters, in other words, but nobody to baby sit for. Krugman poses the general question why, when a currency like the Baht or Real is weak, and the government either credit-leveraged Thailand or unleveraged-Brazil tries to devalue slightly, the devaluation tends to turn into a run on the currency.
Much of this, the author claims, would be wise to place into infrastructure revitalization, since this slump will probably be longer lived than most, thus ensuring longer term projects are more formidable.Mar 04, · Return of depression economics March 4, pm March 4, pm I was alerted to this Media Matters post, revealing that people still don’t get why the current slump is different from the early s, and why fiscal policy is.
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The return of depression economics Paul Krugman. Famous last words: “The problem of depression-prevention has been solved, for all practical purposes.”.Download