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Jun 22

Why Keynes was only half right

Posted by Ron F in unemploymentSpendingRiskrecoveryrecessionObamajobsjoblessnessglobal economyGermanyeconomydemandconsumer spendingclimate changeclean energyCareers/Managementcarbon emissionsCapitalcap and tradeBarry Ritholtzalternative energy

Ron F

At long last, one writer has seriously addressed the potential problems with more stimulus spending. (I sent Paul Krugman a question about this more than a week ago, via a comment on his blog, but from what I can see he has yet to address it. And Dean Baker too easily dismisses the issue, in my opinion.)

The problem is not the federal budget deficit, not at least in the short term, but the potential political fallout from bad decision making. That way, says Steve Randy Waldman, indeed lay a possible US currency crisis. And this is ultimately where Friedrich Hayek and his associates were coming from in blaming Weimar for the disasters that followed.

May 26

Business isn't waiting for Washington on climate change

Posted by SherylNash01 in Sustainabilityclimate changecareer/managementcarbon emissions


Nearly one in five US companies expect to reduce carbon emissions in the next two to five years, according to a survey by PricewaterhouseCoopers. The survey found that 16 percent are bracing for that possibility, while 13 percent expect new climate regulation and 11 foresee new legislation in this area. And twelve percent expect to improve energy efficiency in general.

"Although federal climate change legislation is uncertain in the short term, there are plenty of government and private sector initiatives driving companies to start reducing emissions now," said Kathy Nieland, leader of the Sustainability and Climate Change practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers in a prepared statement.

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