Hysteria: $1.5 Trillion Injection From the Fed

 On social media, people are up in arms with how the government is quick to take care of the filthy wealthy bankers and don't care at all about the working-class folk. "Oh, so the government can inject $1.5 Trillion in an instant to save the banks but can't provide free healthcare to the 99 percent … Continue reading Hysteria: $1.5 Trillion Injection From the Fed

Master Chefs Grow Slower Than New Cooks

Inspired by a podcast at MacroMusings, let’s talk about growth.  Alex Tabarrok and Tyler Cowen, co-authors of a couple of excellent textbooks on the principles of economics, discuss what they mean by “cutting edge” growth and “catching up” growth.  The reason for this distinction arises because of the claim that particular institutions promote economic growth. … Continue reading Master Chefs Grow Slower Than New Cooks