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Brad DeLong


December 21, 2014, 12:18 pm, 1392815

Paul Krugman: [The Simple Analytics of Monetary Impotence](http://krugman.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/1
2/19/the-simple-analytics-of-monetary-impotence-wo
nkish/?module=BlogPost-Title&version=Blog Main&contentCollection=Opinion&action=Click&pgtype
=Blogs®ion=Body): "Monetary policy at the zero lower bound....

...Many... economists... don’t know about an analytical approach that, it seems to me, lets you cut through most of ...


December 21, 2014, 12:18 pm, 1392816

World War II Today: 21 December 1944: Malmedy--lone infantryman beats off Panzers:

It was in Malmedy that Sergeant Francis Sherman ‘Frank’ Currey in the 3rd platoon of Company K, 120th Infantry Regiment, 30th ...


December 20, 2014, 8:18 am, 1392561

Guy Vidra: Open Letter to New Republic Readers: "I started my career in journalism...

...My first job out of college was as a junior editor for a small publication in Dublin, Ireland. When I moved back to the United States, I worked as a copy ...


December 20, 2014, 12:18 am, 1392475


December 20, 2014, 12:18 am, 1392474

Karl Whelan: Thoughts on “Teaching Economics After the Crash”: "This is a long post on the state of economics...

...and how it is taught to undergraduates. The world is not crying out for another such discussion, so blame ...


December 19, 2014, 8:18 pm, 1392419

David Jolly: Swiss National Bank to Adopt a Negative Interest Rate: "Switzerland is introducing a negative interest rate...

...on deposits held by lenders at its central bank, moving to hold down the value of the Swiss franc amid turmoil in global currency markets and expectations ...


December 19, 2014, 8:18 pm, 1392420

Edward Luce: Too big to resist: Wall Street’s comeback - FT.com: "It was right to let Citigroup stay in business in 2009...

...even though it was effectively bankrupt. But should it be so much larger than it was six years ago? Is it healthy that Citi ...


December 19, 2014, 8:18 pm, 1392418

Paul Krugman: Switzerland and the Inflation Hawks: "A lot of people have been predicting soaring inflation...

...since 2009 if not earlier, and have refused to change their views.... Inflation truthers insist that the government is hiding the real numbers.... Normally sensible conservative economists... see the ...


December 19, 2014, 8:18 pm, 1392417

December 19, 2014, 10:18 am, 1392095