Archive for February 25th, 2010

Anatomy of the Current Recession »

Not everyone has the stomach for perusing the national income and product accounts, but one who does can learn a great deal about what ails the present economy and about its prospects for returning to a healthier condition. (I draw the data I discuss here from Table B-2, “Real gross domestic product, 1960-2009,” in the…
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Headline: Lending Falls at Epic Pace »

In a front-page article published on February 24, 2010, under the byline of Michael Crittenden and Marshall Eckblad, the Wall Street Journal reports that bank lending, down 7.4 percent since last year, has fallen to its lowest level since 1942. As I noted in my most recent post, the reluctance of banks to lend…
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