Thursday, January 24, 2008

Stimulus Watch

A Very Stimulating Crisis

Makiw's view on Proposed Fiscal Stimulus

Why worry about a poor stimulus plan?

Is monetary policy still a potent weapon against recession?
WRITING in Slate magazine in 1997, Paul Krugman, an American economist, neatly captured the widespread belief in the omnipotence of the then-chairman of the Federal Reserve. “If you want a simple model for predicting the unemployment rate in the United States over the next few years, here it is: it will be what [Alan] Greenspan wants it to be, plus or minus a random error reflecting the fact that he is not quite God.”

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