Saturday, February 21, 2009

That and This

Eureka! This is how we're gonna fight with the financial crisis - Хямралыг Давах Эдийн Засгийн Онол.

Addendum: "Keynes offers us the best way to think about the financial crisis" by Martin Wolf

Greenspan backs bank nationalisation

In an interview, Mr Greenspan, who for decades was regarded as the high priest of laisser-faire capitalism, said nationalisation could be the least bad option left for policymakers.

”It may be necessary to temporarily nationalise some banks in order to facilitate a swift and orderly restructuring,” he said. “I understand that once in a hundred years this is what you do.”

"The Hangover Theory" by Krugman
A few weeks ago, a journalist devoted a substantial part of a profile of yours truly to my failure to pay due attention to the "Austrian theory" of the business cycle—a theory that I regard as being about as worthy of serious study as the phlogiston theory of fire. Oh well. But the incident set me thinking—not so much about that particular theory as about the general worldview behind it. Call it the overinvestment theory of recessions, or "liquidationism," or just call it the "hangover theory." It is the idea that slumps are the price we pay for booms, that the suffering the economy experiences during a recession is a necessary punishment for the excesses of the previous expansion.


Anonymous said...

We can now forget about the crisis, and have a great tsagaan sar.