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The Impact of Government Spending on Economic Growth. For more on government spending, read Brian Reidl's new paper "Why Government Does Not Stimulate Economic Growth"------ For more information, see the supplemental appendix to this paper.

The Impact of Government Spending on Economic Growth

Policymakers are divided as to whether government expansion helps or hinders economic growth. Advocates of bigger government argue that government programs provide valuable "public goods" such as education and infrastructure. They also claim that increases in government spending can bolster economic growth by putting money into people's pockets. Offline 4: Writing with Sources - Offline Option for Library Workshops - LibGuides at Empire State College. While You Weren't Looking, Trump Basically Killed Dodd-Frank. Video Lecture 1, Intermediate Microeconomic Theory. What The VIX Is Telling Us About This Correction.

Volatility Index (VIX) [ChartSchool] Introduction The volatility indices measure the implied volatility for a basket of put and call options related to a specific index or ETF.

Volatility Index (VIX) [ChartSchool]

The most popular is the CBOE Volatility Index ($VIX), which measures the implied volatility for a basket of out-of-the-money put and call options for the S&P 500. Specifically, the VIX is designed to measure the expected 30-day volatility for the S&P 500. Uk.businessinsider. Steve Eisman.


Reuters/ Jessica Rinaldi The National Archives did a document dump on Friday, releasing transcripts, meeting agendas, and confidentiality agreements from the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission (FCIC). There are interviews with Warren Buffett, Goldman Sachs chief executive Lloyd Blankfein, and AIG Financial Products chief Joe Cassano.

Dual Banking System

Community Reinvestment Act. Graham Leach Bailey. Bank Information. Big Short. Dodd-Frank. Uncertainty and the Geography of the Great Recession. Did high levels of economic and policy uncertainty contribute to the large and persistent increase in unemployment between 2007 and 2009?

Uncertainty and the Geography of the Great Recession

We assemble a state-level measure of policy uncertainty from 2006 through 2009 and find that increases in local uncertainty over this period are strongly correlated with local labor market outcomes. The uncertainty-unemployment relationship is highly robust, and higher levels of uncertainty created by preexisting institutions lead to increased unemployment. Macroeconomists have advanced a number of hypotheses to explain the severity of the 2007–2009 decline in employment. These explanations, which are not mutually exclusive, include insufficient demand due to household deleveraging, slow recalculation or adjustment to sector-specific shocks, credit constraints due to problems in the financial sector, and the aforementioned increases in policy and general economic uncertainty.

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The Intellectual Yet Idiot – INCERTO – Medium. The Intellectual Yet Idiot is a production of modernity hence has been accelerating since the mid twentieth century, to reach its local supremum today, along with the broad category of people without skin-in-the-game who have been invading many walks of life.

The Intellectual Yet Idiot – INCERTO – Medium

Why? Simply, in most countries, the government’s role is between five and ten times what it was a century ago (expressed in percentage of GDP). The IYI seems ubiquitous in our lives but is still a small minority and is rarely seen outside specialized outlets, think tanks, the media, and universities — most people have proper jobs and there are not many openings for the IYI. Beware the semi-erudite who thinks he is an erudite. In Retirement, It’s Save Now or Pay (a Lot) Later. Money & Banking.

Economic Thought

Yield Curves.