Reading List: Has the Great Recession made us forever poorer?
- 20 March 2012
The disconnect between jobs and GDP data in the US might mean the country will never fully recover from the financial crisis in 2008. If policymakers don't do anything about long-term unemployment, it might cost America its long-term prosperity. The Atlantic
In response to the cover of last week's edition of The Economist, Barry Ritholtz remarks: "The timing of this could very well mark a top in economic activity, but by the rules of magazine indicators, I am going to suggest this one fails to qualify." The Big Picture
Minxin Pei says the World Bank's much-applauded report on the future of the Chinese economy shied away from the most critical question: "Will the Chinese government actually heed its advice and swallow the bitter medicine, given the country's one-party political system?" Project Syndicate
Contrary to popular belief, Miranda Xafa argues that an exit from the Eurozone and a return to the drachma would be "all pain, no gain." Vox EU
Jason Rave believes arguments that say quantitative easing is the cause of the recent oil spike, lacks any "resemblance of rational economic analysis." Macro Matters
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- The UK economy combines both house price inflation and goods price disinflationary pressure
- With the strong UK employment market is it time for Forward Guidance mark three?
- Why is Janet Yellen talking the US Dollar down?
- Are the oil majors having to come to terms with the dawning of solar power and what should investors do?
- The Bank of England finds that its own Quantitative Easing worked superbly!
- Challenger banks Shawbrook and Close Brothers launch market leading fixed-rate bonds
- Are you an Expat with investment property in the UK? - You could be liable for UK Capital Gains Tax
- Where to find an inflation beating savings account
- Budget pension revolution: Just 5% of pension investors planning to blow all the money and rely on state pension
- Cost of living eases as inflation drops to 1.6% in March - its lowest level since October 2009