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2012-05-26

Paul Krugman och jag om finanspolitiken som stimulans i stället för räntan

Det är finanspolitiken, inte räntan, stupid, skrev jag, senast den 9 april.

Nu ser jag att Paul Krugman har skrivit en bok på samma tema: med budskapet : Why the US government should get on with more spending.

Boken heter End this Depression Now! och är på  272 sidor.

Om boken hos Amazon

Så här skriver anmälaren i Finaancial Times den 12 maj 2012:

You can argue otherwise, and some economists do, but most evidence from the last few years suggests that Krugman is basically right.

If high unemployment was structural then inflation would have started to go up by now. US Treasury bond yields have gone down even as US debt has risen.


A preponderance of studies show that, when interest rates are stuck at zero, government spending has a large effect on the economy.

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