Commodity prices crashed during The Great Recession (as expected). However, commodity prices began to surge following The Great Recession, thanks in part to the massive monetary expansion by The Federal Reserve. The post Commodity Supercycle Dying As Monetary Stimulus Subsides was originally published at The Wall Street Examiner. Follow the money!
Uh, no thanks. Who wants to bail out insurance companies after bailing out auto companies during the Great Recession?
The economic and social ramifications of the Great Recession were very much on display in 99 Homes at our all-day The Contenders awards-season event November 7 at the DGA. Kicking off Broad Green Pictures’ portion of the day, director...Show More Summary
While it’s true that the airports and the skies will be busy, that doesn’t mean you have to suffer through your trip.
Is the bloom off the junk bond rose? Since The Great Recession ended, junk bond (aka, high yield corporate bonds) have been doing well. The post Is The Bloom Off The Junk Bond Rose? Junk Bonds Lose Luster Despite Fed was originally published at The Wall Street Examiner. Follow the money!
Sure, lots of shady stuff went down during the Great Recession, but none shadier than the shady wigs and shady makeup you'll see in the shady new trailer for The Big Short, Adam McKay's adaptation of Michael Lewis's 2010 book about the buildup of the credit and the housing bubble.... More »
The 'Great Recession' was evidently so bad for the economy that it stopped the net influx of illegal immigrants from Mexico. For the first time since the 1940s, more Mexicans have been leaving the U.S. to return home than arriving, a reversal that brings down the curtain on the largest immigration wave in modern American history. Show More Summary
Stocks and real estate both suffered sharp declines during the Great Recession, and both have recovered in the more-than-six years since the downturn officially ended. An examination of the forces driving the recovery of real estate returns, and a view of their trends, can also help...
There are more Mexicans leaving the country than coming in according to a new Pew study. More Mexican immigrants have returned to Mexico from the U.S. than have migrated here since the end of the Great Recession, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis of newly available government data from both countries. The [...]
The US auto industry is booming, surging to an annual sales pace not seen since before the Great Recession. There's a good chance that 18 million cars and trucks will be sold here by the time the books are closed in December. This is great for just about everyone selling cars in the US. Show More Summary
More Mexican immigrants have returned to Mexico from the U.S. than have migrated here since the end of the Great Recession, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis of newly available government data from both countries. The same...Show More Summary
To its southern neighbor, the United States once represented hope, safety and prosperity. But with the effects of the Great Recession still lingering and tougher enforcement along the U.S. border, fewer Mexicans see a reason to leave their homeland. Workplace raids by immigration agents, nose-diving...
Submitted by Michael Snyder via The Economic Collapse blog, If the U.S. economy really is in “great shape”, then why do all of the numbers keep telling us that we are in a recession? The manufacturing numbers say that we are in a recession,...Show More Summary
In today's Washington Post, columnist Ruth Marcus contrasted the policies that Bernie Sanders advocates, which she characterizes as being about redistribution, with the policies advocated by the Wall Street funded policy group ThirdShow More Summary
Over at [Equitable Growth](http://EquitableGrowth.org)--[The Equitablog](http://equitablegrowth.org/equitablog): [Painful Lessons from the Great Recession](http://equitablegrowth.org/painful-lessons-from-the-great-recession-hoisted-from-the-archives-from-five-years-ago/)...Show More Summary
Hoisted from the Archives from Nigh on Five Years Ago: [What Have We Unlearned from Our Great Recession?](http://www.bradford-delong.com/2011/01/what-have-we-unlearned-from-our-great-recession.html) Jan 07, 2011 10:15 am, Sheraton, Governor's...Show More Summary
In light of the Great Recession, we continue to learn new ways in which economic downturns directly affect the labour market. This column suggests that following an adverse demand shock, individuals exit local labour markets primarily through migration, but that has become less prominent in the Great Recession. Show More Summary
The economy is stuck in a slow growth funk. While economists and investors have presented plenty of reasons for the underwhelming recovery coming out of the Great Recession, the real problem may be all in their heads. According to Julian...Show More Summary
Couldn't resist commenting on this: Where Fed's critics got it wrong in GOP debate, by Mark Thoma: The Federal Reserve was instrumental in easing the impact of the Great Recession. As bad as the downturn was, it could have have...
Via NewYorkShockExchange.com, The U.S. is the most incarcerated country in the world. According to Shock Exchange: How Inner-City Kids From Brooklyn Predicted The Great Recession And The Pain Ahead, at 2011 the U.S. had 743 prisoners per 100,000 members of the population; Rwanda (595) and Russia (568) were next. Show More Summary