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- Charles II Stuart the merry monarch
- Understanding China Through the Lens of Indicative Planning Successes
How Trolls Overran the Public Square https://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/trolls-win-control-of-the-public-square-by-j-bradford-delong-2019-12: The movement of political and social discourse online has empowered intellectual hijackers
Stop Inflating the Inflation Threat https://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/us-inflation-flat-phillips-curve-by-j-bradford-delong-2019-10: Monetary policymakers are still living in the 1970s, when the Phillips curve had a discernible slope...
No, We Don’t “Need” a Recession https://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/myth-of-needed-recession-by-j-bradford-delong-2019-10: There is no theoretical or empirical reason why contraction and mass unemployment should follow an economic boom...
America’s Superpower Panic https://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/america-china-superpower-rivalry-history-by-j-bradford-delong-2019-08: US President Donald Trump's confrontational approach toward China ignores key historical lessons...
Is Plutocracy Really the Problem? https://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/krugman-plutocracy-economic-policy-by-j-bradford-delong-2019-07: I doubt that the inadequate response to the Great Recession was wholly the result of big-money influence...
What to Do About China?: By attempting to "get tough" with China, US President Donald Trump's administration is highlighting the extent to which America's star has fallen this century. If the US ever wants to reclaim the standing it once had in the world, it must become the country it would have been if Al Gore had won the 2000 presidential election...
The Fed Should Buy Recession Insurance: Should a recession arrive, the US Federal Reserve would ideally be able to cut interest rates by five percentage points, as is customary in such situations. But with short-term safe interest rates currently at 2.4%, it cannot...
Debt-Derangement Syndrome: Standard policy economics dictates that the public sector needs to fill the gap in aggregate demand when the private sector is not spending enough. After a decade of denial, the Global North may finally be returning to economic basics...
What Will Cause the Next US Recession?: Three of the last four US recessions stemmed from unforeseen shocks in financial markets. Most likely, the next downturn will be no different: the revelation of some underlying weakness will trigger a retrenchment of investment, and the government will fail to pursue counter-cyclical fiscal policy...
- The Great American Tax Heist Turns One
- Blame the Economists? https://www.bradford-delong.com/2018/11/blame-the-economists-fresh-at-project-syndicate.html
- Self-Fulfilling Financial Crises https://www.bradford-delong.com/2018/10/self-fulfilling-financial-crises-no-longer-fresh-at-project-syndicate.html
- Tweed Jackets and Natural Disasters https://www.bradford-delong.com/2018/10/september-project-syndicate-column.html https://www.bradford-delong.com/2018/08/on-removing-my-tweed-jacket-at-the-start-of-lecture.html https://www.bradford-delong.com/2018/09/ask-not-for-whom-the-global-warming-bell-tolls-live-at-project-syndicate.html
- Four Lessons the Federal Reserve Ought to Have Learned https://www.icloud.com/pages/0FLGQ41ca426KPcCNwwYVyN9g https://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/ahistorical-federal-reserve-ignores-four-lessons-by-j--bradford-delong-2018-08
- America the Loser https://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/america-the-loser-under-trump-by-j--bradford-delong-2018-07
- America's Founders vs. Trump: The Federalist's Views on Democratic Representation and the Threat of Rapid Factionalim... https://www.icloud.com/keynote/0v_JijLOHVPj6VXoe2VCBKCvQ
- The Destruction of the Republican Party: Donald Trump Might Make His Adopted Party Unelectable for Years to Come...
- Crisis, Rinse, Repeat: Obvious Failures in the Response to the Great Recession Still Have Not Been Acknowledged...
- Trump's Tax on America: Forthcoming Tariffs on Steel and Aluminum Imports Will Raise Costs Throughout the Economy...
- Donald Trump Is Playing to Lose: Marvel at the U.S. President's Bizarre and Self-Defeating Approach to Politics and Policymaking...
- Why Low Inflation Is No Surprise: Challenge Economists Who Abidingly Assume that Another Price Spiral Is Always Just Around the Corner...
- America's Broken Political System: The Country's Problems Run far Deeper than the Republicans' Bad Tax Bill...
- Keeping U.S. Policymaking Honest: Fearing that the Trump Administration Is Starting to Politicize Independent Policy Assessment...
- Politics in the Way of Progress: Political Confidence Men and Craven Profiteers Blocking the Sustainable Development Goals...
- Supply-Side Amnesia: The Congressional Republicans' Tax Plan to Increase the Deficit and Benefit the Rich...
- The New Socialism of Fools: Four Root Causes of Resistance to Globalization since the Great Recession...
- Public Spheres for the Age of Trump: Some of the Last Surviving Venues for Civil Democratic Discourse Are Not Carrying Their Weight...
- The Truth Behind Today's U.S. Inflation Numbers: The Fed Needs to Adjust Its Economic Forecast and Pursue New Stimulus Policies...
- Where U.S. Manufacturing Jobs Really Went: The Real Post-WWII Economic History Rebuts Today's Lazy and Misleading Conventional Wisdom...
- Artificial Intelligence and Artificial Problems: Time to Challenge the Assumption that Technological Progress Necessarily Impoverishes Unskilled Workers...
- Rethinking Productivity Growth: Have We Been Massively Underestimating the Extent of Economic Progress?...
- Trading in Trump's Lies: NAFTA Is Not to Blame for Any Visible Decline in U.S. Manufacturing Employment...
- The Age of Incompetence: Donald Trump May Be the Star of His Presidency, But He Is Unfit to Be the Boss...
- Missing the Economic Big Picture: What Needs to Be Better Managed Is Not Globalization But Market Capitalism Itself...
- Would Higher Interest Rates Boost U.S. Growth: The Fed Should Not Act Until Businesses Start Creating New Savings Vehicles and Investing the Proceeds...
- Beating America's Health Care Monopolists: Industry Consolidation Is a Major Threat to Consumers' Wallets, and to ObamaCare...
- The Economic Trend Is Our Friend: The Engine of Long-Run Growth Is Still Running, Despite Poor Recent Performance...
- A Brief History of Inequality: The Complex Factors Underpinning 250 Years of Global Wealth Distribution...
- Which Thinkers Will Define Our Future?: Give the Nod to John Maynard Keynes, Karl Polanyi, and Alexis de Tocqueville...
- Uncertainty at the Fed: The World's Most Important Central Bank Is at Risk of Losing Its Credibility...
- Rescue Helicopters for Stranded Economies: Central Banks Should Take Action When and Where Fiscal Authorities Will Not...
- Debunking America's Populist Narrative: I Refuse to Blame Income Stagnation on Globalization and Trade...
- Pragmatism or Perdition: America's Economic Problems Are Overwhelmingly Due to Four Decades of Government-by-Ideologue...
- Economics in the Age of Abundance: The End of Scarcity Does Not Men the End of Economic Problems...
- Piketty vs. Piketty: One of the Strongest Objections to Piketty's Words Is Made by Piketty's Deeds...
- The Trouble with Interest Rates: Borrowing Costs Are too High, Not too Low...
- The Tragedy of Ben Bernanke: Macroeconomic Lessons from the Former Fed Chair's New Memoir...
- Sunlight on Tax Havens: Praise Gabriel Zucman's New Book on the High Cost of Hidden Wealth...
- A Cautionary History of U.S. Monetary Tightening: The Last Four Tightening Episodes Reduced Employment and Output Far More than Anticipated...
- Depression's Advocates: European Policymakers Appear Determined to Ignore the Lessons of the 1930s...
- How Some Small Booms Can Cause Big Busts: Some Asset-Price Bubbles Are Much More Damaging than Others...
- Putting economic Models in Their Place: We Need to Take Economists to Task for Making Bigger Claims for Their Theories than Their Theories Can Support...
- An Even More Dismal Science: A Quarter-Century of Debate About the Business Cycle Has Left Us with Little Room for Optimism...
- The Monetarist Mistake: The Power of Misguided Ideas Led to a Tepid Response to the Great Recession...
- Making Do with More: Why Living Standards Stagnate in Societies Blessed with Unprecedented Abundance...
- What Failed in 2008?: Why Policymakers Have Not Responded Appropriately to Their Economies' Post-Crisis Malaise...
- Try Everything: A Simple Yet Radical Strategy for Global Economic Recovery...
- Inequality and the Internet: Broadband Accessibility Might Help Offset Some of the Growing Gap in Income and Wealth...
- American Wellbeing since 1979: Perhaps Much of Even the Relatively Small Gains for Poor U.S. Households since 1979 Should Be Discounted...
- The Rise of the Robots: No, Peter Thiel, Robots Are Unlikely to Save Us from Any Threatening Low-Wage Future...
- The Greater Depression: It Is Time to Start Calling What Is Happening in Europe and the U.S. by Its True Name...
- The Internet's Next Act: We Need to Assess the ICT Revolution's Ongoing Impact on the Middle Class...
- The World's Central Banker: The U.S. Will Face a Dangerous World Unless the Federal Reserve Fulfills Its Global Role...
- Unjust Deserts: The "Meritocratic" Ideology Underlying the Rise in Inequality Ought to Have Run Its Course...
- The Right's Piketty Problem: I Continue to Be Gobsmacked by the Poverty of Conservative Criticism of Capital in the Twenty-First Century...
- Marx and the Mechanical Turk: Can We Determine Whether Capital Complements or Substitutes for Labor Now and in the Future?
- Revisiting the Fed's Crisis: Reading the Fed's Meeting Transcripts from 2008 Tells Us About Appalling and Blinkered Official Mindsets...
- Is America Turning Japanese?: Trend Economic Growth Can No Longer Be Neatly Disentangled from Cyclical Dynamics...
- The Strange Case of American Inequality: Why Americans Fail to Clamor for Policies that Would Leave 90% of Them Better Off?...
- The Long Short Run: The Intellectual History of the Coming Lost Growth Decades...
- Greenspan Has Left the Building: On Alan Greenspan's The Map and the Territory...
- The Taper and Its Shadow: QE, Interest Rates, and Systemic Risk...
- Whose Central Bank?: The Fed Should Be the Steward of the Economy, Not the Servant of Large Commercial Banks...
- America's Health Care Divide: Partisanship and the Health Care Debate in the United States...
- Starving the Squid
- Inequality on the Horizon of Need: The Staying Power of Economic Malaise...
- Deploying Germany's Debt Capacity for European Recovery...
- When Is Government Debt Risky?
- Risks of Debt: The Real Flaw in Reinhart-Rogoff
- Let It Bleed?
- American Conservatism's Crisis of Ideas
- Grand Mal Economics
- Over the Fiscal Cliff We Go
- America's Political Recession
- Our Debt to Stalingrad
- Stage Three for the Euro Crisis?
- Democracy in Tea Party America
- Hopeless Unemployment
- The Perils of Prophecy
- The Economic Costs of Fear
- Re-Capturing the Friedmans: Milton and Rose Director Friedman's Factual Claims About the World Have Largely Crumbled...
- The Shadow of Depression
- The Usual Suspect
- Neville Chamberlain Was Right
- America's Financial Leviathan
- The 70% Solution
- The ECB's War Against Central Banking
- A Free Lunch for America
- Ben Bernanke's Dream World
- America's Locust Years
- Built to Bust
- Economics in Crisis
- The Anatomy of Slow Recovery
- Pain without Purpose
- Intelligent economic Design
- A Time to Spend
- The Retreat of Macroeconomic Policy
- The Humiliation of Britain
- Economics for Parrots
- The Varieties of Unemployment
- J.S. Mill vs. the ECB
- Listening to Economic Arsonists
- The Flight to Quality
- Obama the Centrist
- Taking Hope in the Long View
- Is Fiscal Stimulus Pointless?
- America's Employment Dilemma
- The Fairness of Financial Rescue
- Why Are Good Policies Bad Politics?
- Slouching Towards Sanity
- The Anti-History Boys
- Bernanke's the One
- Conservative Interventionism
- Sympathy for Greenspan
- The Hidden Purposes of High Finance
- The Price of Inaction
- Kick-Starting Employment
- The Stimulus Ostriches
- Four Ways Out
- Depression Economics
- The Road to Depression
- Stocks and the Long Run
- From Central Bank to Central Planner?
- Is Inflation the Right Battle?
- The Knife-Edge Economy
- The Democrats Line in the Sand
- Gambler's Ruin
- John McCain and the Decline of America
- The Keynesian Cure
- The End of the Age of Friedman
- In Marx's Shadow Again
- Three Cures for Three Crises
- Dollars and Depression
- Uncertainty Shifts to China
- Alan Greenspan on Trial
- Is Liquidity Enough?
- Fear of Finance
- The Great Moderation
- China's Blackstone Coup
- America's Sleeping Watch Dog
- The Secret Language of Central Bankers
- Fearless Financial Markets
- Inequality on the March
- Saved by Taxes
- Friedman Completed Keynes
- Has Neoliberalism Failed Mexico?
- Man's Fate, Man's Hope
- The Box that Changed the World
- The Tabloid Syndrome
- The Myth of the "Ownership Society"
- Bottom Dollar
- Fiscal Apocalypse Now
- Europe's Free Riders
- The False Promise of Private Pensions
- Semi-Rational Exuberance
- Eyes Wide Shut on Global Warming
- For Whom America's Bell Tools
- America's Opposing Futures
- Houses in the Air
- Inviting the Avoidable
- Europe's Neo-Liberal Challenge
- Economists' New World Order
- America's Interest Rate Puzzle
- In Search of Global Demand
- Fiscal Follies in America and Beyond
- Bush's Crash-Tea Economics
- America's Coming Social Democracy
- Taming Voodoo Economics
- Can High Oil Prices Be Good?
- Doomsday for the Dollar?
- The End of Want?
- Welcome to the Era of Incompetence
- The European Economic Model Lives
- The Great Illusion
- The Coming Age of Interest
- America's Schizophrenic Economy
- Protectionism Rides Again
- The Richest Get Richer
- The American Mirror
- Robert Rubin Revisited
- Bush's Pseudo-Conservative Revolution
- The Weak Dollar's Impossible Strength
- The Fragile Roots of Productivity Growth
- Herbert Hoover and the Stability Pact
- The New New Thing in Economics
- The Roots of the Islamic World's Backwardness
- Is the U.S. Economy Still in Recession?
- The Final Defeat of Thomas Malthus?
- Lula in the Shadow of Chavez
- Atlas Slumps
- The Ghosts of Economics Past
- America's Second Gilded Age
- Neoliberalism's Argentine Failure
- The New German Problem
- A Double-Dip Recession for the U.S.?
- Down and Out in the United States?
- Anatomy of a Crash
- Is the "New Economy" a Fad?
- New Rules for a New Economy