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J. Bradford DeLong
By J. Bradford DeLong - Dec 10,2019
BERKELEY — Since 1900, human technology and organisation have been evolving at a blistering pace. The degree of change that occurs in just one year would have taken 50 years or more before 1500.
By J. Bradford DeLong - Oct 02,2019
BERKELEY — I recently received an email from my friend Mark Thoma of the University of Oregon, asking if I had noticed an increase in commentaries suggesting that a recession would be a good and healthy purge for the economy, or something along those lines.
By J. Bradford DeLong - Aug 18,2019
BERKELEY — Global superpowers have always found it painful to acknowledge their relative decline and deal with fast-rising challengers. Today, the United States finds itself in this situation with regard to China.
By J. Bradford DeLong - May 27,2019
BERKELEY — Will the imminent “rise of the robots” threaten all future human employment? The most thoughtful discussion of that question can be found in MIT economist David H.
By J. Bradford DeLong - Mar 28,2019
BERKELEY — The next global downturn may still be a little way off. The chances that the north Atlantic as a whole will be in recession a year from now have fallen to about one in four. German growth may well be positive this quarter, while China could rebound, too.
By J. Bradford DeLong - Feb 10,2019
BERKELEY — For the past decade, politics in the Global North has been in a state of high madness owing to excessive fear of government debts and deficits.
By J. Bradford DeLong - Jan 07,2019
BERKELEY — Over the past 40 years, the US economy has experienced four recessions. Among the four, only the extended downturn of 1979-1982 had a conventional cause.
By J. Bradford DeLong - Dec 20,2018
BERKELEY — It has now been one year since US President Donald Trump and his fellow Republicans rammed their massive corporate tax cut through Congress. At the time, critics of the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” described it as a cynical handout for wealthy shareholders.
By J. Bradford DeLong - Oct 16,2018
BERKELEY — The 2008 financial crisis and subsequent recession left the global North 10 per cent poorer than it otherwise would have been, based on 2005 forecasts.
By J. Bradford DeLong - Sep 09,2018
BERKELEY — Scarcely had I begun my first lecture of the fall semester here at the University of California, Berkeley, when I realised that I was too hot. I desperately wanted to take off my professorial tweed jacket.A tweed jacket is a wonderful but peculiar costume.



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