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Declining Economic Growth due to Low Oil Supply Growth

Jul 16, 2012 at 17:21 | Gail Tverberg

The usual assumption that economists, financial planners, and actuaries make is that future real GDP growth can be expected to be fairly similar to the average past growth rate for…

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Signs that China is Heading for a Crash

Jul 11, 2012 at 16:56 | Dave Cohen

There is something perversely satisfying in watching humans screw up on a massive scale, and especially so when you've seen it coming for years now. China's time has come. They're…

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Rio+20 Economic Reality Check

Jun 26, 2012 at 15:59 | Gary Hunt

The latest economic statistics are out and it is not good news.  The Federal Reserve’s latest projections for the U.S. economy show significant deterioration as previous GDP growth and…

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Is 2012 the next 2008?

Jun 25, 2012 at 17:20 | Daniel J. Graeber

There is some economic hope in the new government in Greece, but if oil prices are any sort of barometer, the global economy has a long way to go before…

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Why I Am Chopping My U.S. GDP Forecast to 1.5%

Jun 25, 2012 at 17:01 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

For the past two years, I have maintained a GDP growth forecast for the US of 2% a year. I have not stuck with this figure because I am stubborn,…

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The Crisis of Democracy Has Reached Act Two

Jun 18, 2012 at 19:10 | Gregory R. Copley

It would be a mistake to think that the Western economic crisis is being managed toward a successful conclusion; that perhaps it can escape from disaster. Rather, most Western societies…

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Oil's Role in the Global Economic Crisis

May 25, 2012 at 17:34 | The Oil Drum

This is a guest post by Lucas Chanel, Research Fellow in economics, and Thomas Spencer, Research Fellow in climate and energy policies, both at the Institute for Sustainable Development and…

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Lunch with Paul Krugman

May 24, 2012 at 17:14 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

The first thing I noticed when Paul walked in was the few extra pounds and silvery tinge to his hair he acquired since I saw him last. He's clearly spending…

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World Banks have the Power to save the Global Economy, if they want to

May 16, 2012 at 18:06 | David Beckworth

The global economy appears to be headed over cliff this year.  The emerging world is experiencing a significant economic slow down, the Eurozone will probably break apart in the…

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Is Constant Economic Growth Possible?

May 02, 2012 at 17:50 | Gail Tverberg

If we read the financial pages, economic growth seems to be viewed as the “normal” situation to which economies inevitably return. But is it really?If we look back…

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