Student Loans Replacing Mortgages As The Credit Cycle Peaks

Courtesy of a link on Jesse’s blog, I’d like to link you to a blog post on Scientific American, of all places, that puts the Great Financial Crisis in a mathematical and human perspective.  While I would have chosen a title that reflects that ultimately the collapse came from greed more than an equation, here [...]

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Looking at the Economy Through Gray Colored Glasses

By Jeff Harding.

[Updated October 1, 2009]

I try to balance my day by reading well known optimist and pessimist economists. My two favorites are Brian Wesbury of First Trust in Chicago as my “Mr. Sunshine” and Dave Rosenberg as my “Joe Btfsplk*” (the name “Dr. Doom” was already taken by Nouriel Roubini). I know [...]

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Econophile Talks to the Fed

By Jeff Harding.

Richard Fisher, the president of the Dallas Federal Reserve Bank gave a talk yesterday at my alma mater, U.C. Santa Barbara and I had a chance to meet him and ask a question after his speech.

His talk was entitled, Post-Traumatic Slack Syndrome and the Economic Outlook (With Thanks to Finn Kydland, [...]

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