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Debt deflation in action: Greece | Real-World Economics Review Blog

Household debt in Greece is pretty low (70% of GDP, 2013), at least compared with countries like the Netherlands (139%, 2012), Denmark (149%, 2012) or Ireland (112%, 2012). Also, after 2010 Greek households paid [...]

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 [...]

Japan's new plan to beat deflation: more baseball – News On Japan

Japan's new plan to beat deflation : more baseball. chicagotribune.com — May 21. Can more baseball save Japan — or at least Abenomics? A set of recommendations to lift growth in Japan's economy drafted by Prime [...]

Angry Bear » Japan's experience of the Fisher Effect

When Japan's call rate (the nominal rate from their central bank) went to the zero lower bound, Japan developed deflation . It was not a deflation where the bottom fell out and kept falling. It was a deflation somewhat [...]

Sweden reacts as Krugman likens price slip Japanese style deflation

Policy makers are uniting against Krugman after the Nobel Laureate likened price developments in Scandinavia's biggest economy to Japan's battle with deflation . “I'm surprised that he's drawing parallels to Japan ,” [...]

The Austrian School of Economics | Jörg Guido Hülsmann

Archived from the live Mises.tv broadcast, this lecture by Guido Hülsmann was presented at the 2011 Mises University in Auburn, Alabama. Jeffrey Tucker [...]

Has China's Minsky Moment Has Arrived – Business Insider

After years of booming credit expansion, we're now seeing slower economic growth in China and a rising number of domestic bond defaults. This has prompted many to ask has China's ' Minsky moment' [...]

Chinese Economic Oblivion and the Death of Deflation

Andy Hoffman discusses the epic plunge of U.S. Consumer Confidence numbers, $104 billion in U.S. Treasuries sold and the latest game of global financial [...]

Slovakia deflation puts more pressure on European Central Bank – economy

Slovakia has became the third eurozone country to slide into deflation. In February consumer prices were down 0.1 percent from January. They also fell by [...]

Supporters Of Abenomics Are Clinging To A Giant Myth About Japan

One of the principal arguments touted by Japanese policymakers (and the economists cheering them on) for why deflation is a bad thing and therefore must be overcome is that it depresses consumer spending. The idea is  … [...]