Category Archives: growth

Economist Alan Blinder Claims the U.S. population is growing at 0.3%

Princeton economist Alan Blinder explained on Diane Rhem’s NPR podcast that the U.S. population is growing at just 0.3% when explaining why the Trump budget projections of 3% GDP growth are way off. Actually, it it is his numbers that … Continue reading

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WSJ: Asia’s Promise Gives Way to Its Growing List of Troubles

The Wall Street Journal ran an essay entitled “Asia’s Promise Gives Way to Its Growing List of Troubles”. Here are a few sections (not in order) and my disagreements: Asia’s second looming problem is demographic. Japan began losing population in … Continue reading

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My response to Scott Sumner’s response on growth and temperature predictions and Freeman Dyson’s take

Scott, you wrote: Neither climate scientist nor macroeconomists claim to be able to predict short run cycles. Macroeconomists predict that America’s NGDP will be much higher in 50 years, ditto for climate scientists and temperatures. I agree with both predictions. … Continue reading

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The first Google car accident caused by Google

Well, call off the 21st century. It was fun while it lasted: (BuzzFeed) “In an accident report made public on Monday, Google disclosed that its self-driving car had caused a crash earlier this month — the first known crash caused … Continue reading

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Krugman reviews The Rise and Fall of American Growth

Paul Krugman wrote a good review of Robert Gordon’s The Rise and Fall of American Growth: The U.S. Standard of Living since the Civil War in The New York Times today. I haven’t read the book yet but have read Gordon’s … Continue reading

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Whims of Change

Nothing stays the same…

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