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The Grumpy Economist: Deflation Skeptics

In other words: If Japan is in a twenty year recession caused by persistent deflation , we (Italians) have been in a twenty-year disaster that is much worse, and this notwithstanding that the Italian inflation rate, in the same [...]

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 [...]

Krugman still thinking about Sweden — and still only gets it partly …

A ' Minsky moment' actually doesn't seem to be that far away, and we may sooner than we think face a deflationary house price spiral driving the economy to a classic Fisher-Keynes- Minsky debt deflation crisis. And this is [...]

Tax Hike in Japan to test fight against Deflation – Your …

There is a big test coming up for the Prime Minister of Japan , Shinzo Abe, and his own brand of economic policies which have been labelled “Abenomics”. Abe has launched a range of aggressive measures to end deflation [...]

Mish's Global Economic Trend Analysis: China Faces "Minsky …

The blog's primary focus is inflation, deflation , and hyperinflation topics, especially currencies, gold, silver, crude, oil, energy and precious metals. Other macro discussion topics include interest rates, China, commodities, the  … [...]

The Problem With Hitting Targets – Deflation – Tutor2u

As Japan continues to push forward with Abenomics, monetary stimulus tapers off in the USA and and a halt elsewhere in the world alongside still timid business and consumer confidence, deflation becomes a serious risk for  … [...]

Deflation Theory Reality Check: Why Inflation is Severely Understated

The blog's primary focus is inflation, deflation , and hyperinflation topics, especially currencies, gold, silver, crude, oil, energy and precious metals. Other macro … Minsky is SourceForge's Project of the Month. Augusto  … [...]

Mish's Global Economic Trend Analysis: Deflation Will Return …

The blog's primary focus is inflation, deflation , and hyperinflation topics, especially currencies, gold, silver, crude, oil, energy and precious metals. Other macro … Minsky is SourceForge's Project of the Month. Augusto  … [...]

Deflation Watch: New Year's scorecard – The Japan Times blogs

Deflation Watch: New Year's scorecard. January 12th, 2014 by Philip Brasor & Masako Tsubuku. Bottomless: Bargain bulk sale on diapers at discount store. In a chat with Nobel Prize-winning economist and New York Times columnist Paul  … [...]