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Is deflation bad? – EconLog – Library of Economics and Liberty

Everyone knows that deflation is bad. Bad, bad, bad. Why is it bad? Well, we learned it in school. We learned it from the pundits on the news. The Great Depression. Japan . What, are you crazy? It's bad. Here, let [...]

MacroMania: Who's Afraid of Deflation?

Everyone knows that deflation is bad. Bad, bad, bad. Why is it bad? Well, we learned it in school. We learned it from the pundits on the news. The Great Depression. Japan . What, are you crazy? It's bad. Here, let [...]

CONVERSABLE ECONOMIST: Deflation: The Case for Worrying Less

As a starting point, consider pre-World War I episodes of deflation from 1860-1901 in ten countries: Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan , Netherlands, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States. Some of [...]

CHINA´S MINSKY MOMENT – Gonzalo Raffo News

Meanwhile, as Corriente understood, the likelihood of major defaults across the Eurozone rises every day that the ECB does the bare minimum to resist France's and Italy's slide toward deflation . It's not over until the fat lady  … [...]

Euro Area — “deflation” versus “lowflation” | iMFdirect – The IMF Blog

… and real interest rates, less relative price adjustment, and greater unemployment. Along with Japan's experience, which saw deflation worm itself into the system, this argues for a more pre-emptive approach by the [...]

Deflation in the euro zone: The euro zone needs a history lesson …

A vicious cycle of reinforcing deflation can result from such an economic scenario, with prior periods feeding subsequent contractionary periods. Expectations are vital to such cycles. Also, Japan's leaders recently initiated a  … [...]

NewsDaily: News Summary: Japan deflation drags on in March

News Summary: Japan March CPI falls as deflation drags on; central bank keeps policy intact DEFLATION : Japan's consumer price index fell 0.9 percent in March from a year earlier, underlining the challenge of ending a long … [...]

NewsDaily: Japan prices fall in March as deflation drags on

Japan's CPI falls 0.9 percent in March as deflation drags on; central bank keeps policy intact TOKYO (AP) — Japan's consumer price index fell 0.9 percent in March from a year earlier, underlining the challenge of ending a … [...]

Japan PM: Deflation is monetary phenomenon, can be overcome by …

Japan PM: Deflation is monetary phenomenon, can be overcome by monetary policy – [...]

Bubbles and Busts: Deflation Is Precursor To Hyperinflation

The argument for deflation is rather straightforward. The boom in the US and much of the world from 1982 until 2008 was partially the result of financial innovations and massive leveraging. That process has come to its end, … [...]