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This is not our grandfather’s recession

Scott Sumner wrote a post that the Keynesian model could not explain the recession we were in recently. Although I fully agree with Sumner, I intend to emphasize a few points. Let’s first look at this graph showing PCE and disposable income: The Keynesian models we have do not show that NGDP will drop 33% […]

Lessons From the Past

Studying pre-modern economic history and economic trends can teach a lot. You can take many different perspectives, especially when studying the first invention of money, the Roman period (specifically the 3rd-century crisis), and the High Medieval economy. Years ago, while studying pre-modern economic history for the first time, I wondered how money was invented. Until […]