Category Archives: deficits and debt

Austerity and destruction of trade unions in Europe seeks to restore the anti Keynesian economic policies of the 1930s

The unemployment rate dropped slightly in the U.S. which is of course a good thing. Check out the U.S. Bureau of Labour statistics for the latest numbers. However, there are still some very bad things happening in Europe around economic … Continue reading

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The Owl of Minerva takes flight at dusk:The anti-Keynesian era is drawing to a close

The Owl of Minerva takes flight at dusk: The anti-Keynesian era is drawing to a close By Harold R. Chorney, Professor of political economy, Concordia university, Montreal.( I originally submitted this to the New York Times as an op ed … Continue reading

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Reinhart and Rogoff study based on flawed data:I pointed this out in 2010

It comes as no surprise to me that researchers at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst have published a study showing that the conclusions which Carmen Reinhart and Kenneth Rogoff drew about debt and economic growth were inappropriate and unjustified … Continue reading

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Italian electorate rejects austerity by overwhelming margin

The Italian electorate has overwhelmingly rejected the austerity which its technocratic government led by Mario Monti with the backing of Germany had imposed on the country. Mr. Monti’s party according to La Repubblicca received a mere 10.5 % of the … Continue reading

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Europe still mired in austerity, slow growth and possible recession and excessive unemployment

The situation in Europe continues to be worrisome and exasperating. The stubborn ideologically driven opposition to stimulating the economy through major infrastructure and employment creating investments and a supportive low interest monetary policy including where appropriate quantitative easing is long … Continue reading

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U.S. jobs report January 2013 unemployment 7.9% 157,000 jobs added:clear need for further fiscal stimulus

The U.S. Bureau of Labour Statistics has released the employment report for January . It shows that unemployment rose slightly to 7.9 %, 157,000 new jobs were added and there were significant upward revisions to employment numbers for last November … Continue reading

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U.S. 4th quarter GDP shrinks by 0.1 percent: No time to cut spending

The news came as a surprise to many but the 4th quarter of 2012 experienced a slowdown in growth that resulted in a very marginal but nonethess a negative growth rate for the GDP. The source of the problem was … Continue reading

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