Beyond the Laffer Curve — the case for confiscatory taxation. Daily chart: Thirsty work. Tax Cuts Don't Lead to Economic Growth, a New 65-Year Study Finds - Derek Thompson. Here's a brief economic history of the last quarter-century in taxes and growth.
In 1990, President George H. W. Bush raised taxes, and GDP growth increased over the next five years. In 1993, President Bill Clinton raised the top marginal tax rate, and GDP growth increased over the next five years. In 2001 and 2003, President Bush cut taxes, and we faced a disappointing expansion followed by a Great Recession. Des économistes lancent un manifeste contre la rigueur. Deux économistes de renom, qui en ont assez de voir les hommes politiques vanter sans relâche la rigueur budgétaire, ont décidé de pousser un coup de gueule.
Publié dans le Financial Times [lien payant] et titré « Manifeste pour le retour à la raison économique », ce texte fait l’objet d’une pétition que tous les économistes sont invités à signer. La liste des signataires, des universitaires de nombreux pays, s’allonge très rapidement depuis jeudi. Les deux signataires du texte sont : le prix Nobel américain de l’économie Paul Krugman, professeur à Princeton et chroniqueur au New York Times ; Richard Layard, économiste anglais, fondateur du Centre for economic performance à la London School of Economics.
Leur texte est un véritable plaidoyer pour la relance de la dépense publique, une politique keynésienne assez classique en période de crise mais qui, ces temps-ci, n’a pas beaucoup de succès parmi les gouvernements occidentaux – c’est une litote. Voici leur texte, traduit par nos soins. Simon Johnson: 'We Are Looking Straight Into The Face Of A Great Depression' By Mark Harrison, CFA In the opening session of the fourth annual CFA Institute European Investment Conference today in Paris, MIT Sloan School of Management professor Simon Johnson didn’t equivocate on the perils of the current global economic environment.
“We have built a dangerous financial system in the United States and Europe,” said the former chief economist at the International Monetary Fund.
The Wrong Worries. The Road to Economic Crisis Is Paved With Euros. Photo THERE’S SOMETHING peculiarly apt about the fact that the current European crisis began in Greece.
Pourquoi c'est écrit en Anglais ? – momodorn
For Europe’s woes have all the aspects of a classical Greek tragedy, in which a man of noble character is undone by the fatal flaw of hubris.
Not long ago Europeans could, with considerable justification, say that the current economic crisis was actually demonstrating the advantages of their economic and social model. Like the United States, Europe suffered a severe slump in the wake of the global financial meltdown; but the human costs of that slump seemed far less in Europe than in America. In much of Europe, rules governing worker firing helped limit job loss, while strong social-welfare programs ensured that even the jobless retained their health care and received a basic income. Yet Europe is in deep crisis — because its proudest achievement, the single currency adopted by most European nations, is now in danger.
Innovation Kills Monopolies Faster Than Governments Can: Tech News and Analysis. Do government antitrust measures help break up monopolies and increase innovation?
Not according to new research from the Technology Policy Institute, which looked at the high-profile antitrust investigations of IBM, AT&T and Microsoft. The research found that in each case, the innovation that changed the industry did not come as a result of government intervention, but from sources that regulators could not possibly have predicted. This is likely to be music to the ears of Google, which has come under increasing pressure from both regulators and critics as it expands beyond search into other areas — including a controversial acquisition offer for travel industry player ITA that is currently under review. The research (the full version of which is available as a PDF here) was done by Robert Crandall — a senior fellow in economics at the Brookings Institute — and Charles Jackson, a computer science professor at George Washington University.
La polémique Goldman Sachs. ECONOMY. The Future of Money. FMI ou pas FMI ? The economics of Open Source. 9 Things The Rich Don't Want You To Know About Taxes. For three decades we have conducted a massive economic experiment, testing a theory known as supply-side economics.
The theory goes like this: Lower tax rates will encourage more investment, which in turn will mean more jobs and greater prosperity—so much so that tax revenues will go up, despite lower rates. The late Milton Friedman, the libertarian economist who wanted to shut down public parks because he considered them socialism, promoted this strategy. Ronald Reagan embraced Friedman’s ideas and made them into policy when he was elected president in 1980. For the past decade, we have doubled down on this theory of supply-side economics with the tax cuts sponsored by President George W. Bush in 2001 and 2003, which President Obama has agreed to continue for two years. You would think that whether this grand experiment worked would be settled after three decades. Tax policy is something the framers left to politics. 1.