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The Crisis Response Worked Wonderfully

(April 18, 2012 07:47 AM, by Arnold Kling) So says the Treasury. Below is the chart that proclaims that lending markets were unclogged. Pointer from the indispensable Mark Thoma. A few curmudgeonly remarks: 1. The indicator is the percentage of banks reporting easing or tightening of lending standards.... (0 COMMENTS)
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Not Necessarily Bad News

Business & Finance / Economics : EconLog (2 years ago)

(April 13, 2012 08:43 AM, by Arnold Kling) Mark Thoma reports, The US Has the Highest Share of Employees in Low Wage Work Check out his chart, which shows that other OECD countries have a smaller share of employees doing low-wage wo... Read Post

Labor Market Commentary

Business & Finance / Economics : EconLog (4 years ago)

(January 4, 2011 09:02 AM, by Arnold Kling) Two pointers from the indispensable Mark Thoma. 1. Catherine Rampell writes, A large fraction of displaced workers who have found new jobs have had to switch careers, and most of those car... Read Post

Merton on the Financial Crisis

Business & Finance / Economics : EconLog (5 years ago)

(April 14, 2009 10:56 AM, by Arnold Kling) A great lecture. Found by Steven Hsu. Pointer from the indispensable Mark Thoma. I enjoyed his comments on asset valuation. He wonders whether the issue is that the assets cannot be valued ... Read Post


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