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Finance / the Economy

Rio+20 Economic Reality Check

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…

Is 2012 the next 2008?

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…

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

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,…

The Crisis of Democracy Has Reached Act Two

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…

Oil's Role in the Global Economic Crisis

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…

Lunch with Paul Krugman

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…

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

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…

Is Constant Economic Growth Possible?

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…

The Death of Global Integration

The Death of Global Integration

Apr 24, 2012 at 16:16 | Kurt Cobb

The world's elites don't want to admit it. But the kind of global village that they have insisted on building--a vast free-trade paradise run by an ever more complex and…

Noble Notion vs Reality

Noble Notion vs Reality

Apr 01, 2012 at 10:43 | Vladimir Harman

Seventy six years have passed since the first notion on taxing financial transactions first appeared under the pen of John Maynard Keynes in his study on Theory on Employment Interest…

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