The Critical Election Question: Can We Spend Our Way Out of a Slump?
For some, government spending is just what the doctor ordered when an economy falls on hard times. But is the doctor a quack or a genius?
Krugman, Paul Clash on Policy, Inflation, Role of Fed
Sparks flew when Paul Krugman and Rep. Ron Paul faced off on Bloomberg TV's "Street Smart" Monday afternoon.
John Maynard Keynes: Top Money Manager? Columnist’s Opinion Brews Controversy
Wall Street Journal columnist Jason Zweig creates weekend stir over legendary economist’s investment record.
Keynes vs. Hayek Smackdown: Battle Still Rages Between Long-Dead Economists
To many market watchers, the fight of the century was the battle royale between economists John Maynard Keynes and Friedrich August von Hayek--and it's a fight that rages on though the opponents died years ago.
IMCA Conference Comes to NYC Featuring Ezrati, Golub
IMCA will bring a wealth of speakers to its Jan. 30-31 consultants conference on Times Square in New York City.
Europe’s Storm, and Ours
Contrary to the widespread view that the European debt crisis is acting as a drag on the U.S. economic recovery, it actually has been beneficial for the United States. The euro-zone debt crisis has given Washington a respite by boosting the safe-haven premium of Treasury bonds and reducing the debt-service...
Does Keynes Offer Solutions for Today?
Readers are invited to weigh in on the controversy over the validity of John Maynard Keynes’ economic theory–so poignant today because we are living in the worst economic times since the Great Depression, to which Keynesian economics was a response.
The U.S. economy is a highly-complex, multifaceted mechanism.
Finding Value in a Loser’s Game
As John Kenneth Galbraith famously pointed out, we have two classes of forecasters: those who don’t know and those who don’t know they don’t know.
Personal Spending Surges Even as Confidence Sinks: News Analysis
What matters more: consumers’ actual spending or an intangible general mood based on survey data?