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Oct 01 2009

Welker’s daily links 09/30/2009

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  • VIDEO: JOSEPH STIGLITZ

    James Surowiecki spoke with Professor Joseph Stiglitz, the Nobel Prize-winning economist, about the mishandling of the financial crisis, the relationship between government and markets, and the future of capitalism around the world. They met last month at Stiglitz’s office at Columbia University.

    tags: economics

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Sep 13 2009

Welker’s daily links 09/12/2009

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Sep 12 2009

Welker’s daily links 09/11/2009

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Aug 27 2009

Welker’s daily links 08/26/2009

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  • Should we worry more about unemployment or inflation?

    Is the massive spending of taxpayers’ money by governments, to make good the current aversion to spending by everybody else, storing up inflation or not?

    The fear in some quarters, is that governments will eventually print money to finance today’s spending.
    Policy priorities

    In a way, it is a re-run of the debate that has rumbled on since the 1930s between Keynesians on one side – and neo-classical economists and monetarists on the other.

    tags: economics

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Aug 26 2009

Welker’s daily links 08/25/2009

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  • One response to the current crisis has been a rise in the popularity of behavioural economics, which examines the psychological and emotional factors behind transactions. These models drop the assumption of the rational actor yet implicitly keep the same model of economic rationality at their heart. We may diverge from the path of rationality for all sorts of psychological reasons but only because emotion, Keynes’s famous “animal spirits”, clouds our judgment.

    tags: economics, rational behavior, markets

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