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Abenomics' Legacy: Japan's Greatest "Misery" In 33 Years | Zero …

Sadly, the Yen is nowhere near a reserve, and such a move would run counter to the government's effort to reel in the world's largest debt burden: considering Japan's debt/GDP is running around 240% these days, the last thing Japan can afford is even a faint hint of a debt crisis. Which means no way out: with higher food prices, people will cut back on …. The answer to Japans problem is deflation . Which would create a wealth effect for the consumer. Which would [...]

EconoSpeak: Stiglitz and Minsky: No Need to Choose

Stiglitz and Minsky : No Need to Choose. Paul Krugman makes the distinction between two explanations for the debt buildup that preceded the 2008 financial crisis. One gets the Stiglitz label: rising inequality induced  … [...]

Eurozone risks Japan-style trap as deflation grinds closer | count …

Proverbs 9:8 Do not rebuke a mocker or he will hate you; rebuke a wise man and he will love you. Instruct a wise man and he will be wiser still; teach a righteous man and he will add to his learning (by count down to zero [...]

Economics as Classical Mechanics: CPI deflation in Japan will …

I've borrowed this table from Japan Statistics. Considering the fact that only the price of fuel and transportation has been rising, one can interpret the current fall in oil price as a cause of the overall price drop in the months to [...]

Put your tie-dye away: It's not the '70s | Vanguard Blog

Somewhat remarkably, the Fed has been able to keep the green bars in the chart in positive territory—and avoid wage deflation . ( Japan was unable to avoid that, it should be noted.) Which brings us to QE3, the third round of … [...]

Japan the only developed country to suffer from deflation

“From the 1990s to the 2000s, Japan experienced a lost decade due to the burst of its economic bubble and the resulting financial crisis, and has become the only developed country to suffer from deflation .” Source: Tuesday … [...]

Inflation | An Economics Project

Video we made on Inflation for our economics [...]

Book; Identity of deflation: narrow garden

He raises the problem of deflation in the present Japan . According to him, the identity of deflation in Japan stands on the population decrease of productive age. He never blames it on the aging society and low birth [...]

Aaron Wissner part 4 of 4 on the State of the Economy, the Credit Collapse, and Deflation

Aaron Wissner describes the difference between the present recession and the recession (depression) of the 1930s; a positive vision of the future beyond the money crisis; and a proposal on how to prevent a collapse, provide jobs for everyone, and build community resilience. Note: I heard the idea about the teacher’s aides via a WSJ interview with Robert Shiller of the Case-Shiller index, not Peter Schiff as I mentioned. Both Shiller and Schiff, along with ten others, accurately predicted the recession by using proper money-flow models of the [...]

GGN- Economic News :: August 12, 2010 Part 2/2

PLEASE SUBSCRIBE!!!!! (Money News) Experts warn that overall food-price inflation is inevitable, as Wal-Mart reportedly has already hiked prices amid a recent jump in wheat prices and the failure of the Russian harvest. The most immediate impact will be felt in the price of bread and bakery products but other food items which make use of grain will also rise, according to analysis from Verdict research. This includes some meat products where grain is used as animal feed. Meanwhile, a recent JPMorgan survey of supermarket pricing in Virginia showed a 5.8 percent increase in average prices at Wal-Mart, which represents the most significant sequential increase since the inception of the study in January 2009, the Business Insider reported. The survey compared a 31 item like-kind basket at a Wal-Mart Supercenter, Kroger, Safeway, Harris Teeter, and Whole Foods, the Business Insider reported. – (Yahoo News) The Federal Reserve is once again trying to put a floor under the US economy. Worried about the threat of deflation — or as Ben Bernanke & Co. put it, “measures of underlying inflation have trended lower in recent quarters” — the central bank said Tuesday it wold begin to purchase longer-term Treasury securities. This second round of quantitative easing is meant to lower mortgage rates (boost the housing market) and increase demand for bank loans (grow the economy). Yet many reading this must be thinking: What deflation? Prices of gasoline, food, health-care, education … [...]