Economic growth is a much bemoaned topic, but what this tweet nicely illustrates is that the type of growth economists often talk about differs from the type of growth that concerns a number of people. Here we’ll briefly consider how we can understand this tweet.
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Another short post from an anonymous The Hand poster this week – make sure to comment with your views. I hope that I didn’t give the impression in my last post that Mankiw actually likes philosophy. If anything, he sounds rather negative. Economists drawing on philosophy when making policy advice is apparently a “dirty little secret”. The point […]
A couple of short posts from an anonymous The Hand poster this week – make sure to comment with your views. Greg Mankiw has an article in the New York Times. It is notable for making explicit reference to literature in normative philosophy. Does this mean that he has been doing some homework? Some of his […]
Hola all. Lowell Manning was nice enough to write up a response, to Matt’s response, to his piece on M3 and the housing market on Rates Blog. I am publishing it here. Matt hasn’t read it yet – that would be cheating. He’ll read it when it is on the internet. I have no doubt […]
This is a guest post by Kate Manning, an independent writer. Her bio is at the end of the piece. As a note, this post is focused exclusively on the situation in the United States – the trends in other countries (such as New Zealand) have been significantly different.
Below is an excellent guest post from Andrew Coleman on the PREFU – pointing out one of the weird assumptions that the government is relying on to “balance the books”. “Have you read the PREFU yet?” bellowed one of my colleagues as he sauntered down the corridor at Otago University last week. “Of course not […]