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By J. Bradford DeLong - Jul 05,2018
BERKELEY — The Washington Post’s Catherine Rampell recently re-called that when US President Donald Trump held a session for Harley-Davidson executives and union representatives at the White House in February 2017, he thanked them “for building things in America”.
By J. Bradford DeLong - Apr 12,2018
BERKELEY — Later this century, when economic historians compare the “Great Recession” that started in 2007 with the Great Depression that started in 1929, they will arrive at two basic conclusions.First, they will say the immediate response of the US Federal Reserve and the Depar
By J. Bradford DeLong - Nov 23,2017
In a recent appearance here at the University of California, Berkeley, Alice Rivlin expressed optimism about the future of economic policymaking in the United States.What Rivlin — who served as vice chair of the US Federal Reserve, director of the White House Office of Management
By J. Bradford DeLong - Oct 07,2017
There are 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which aim to tackle problems including poverty, hunger, disease, inequality, climate change, ecological degradation and many others in between.Clearly, 17 is too many.
By J. Bradford DeLong - Oct 05,2017
According to mainstream economic theory, globalisation tends to “lift all boats” and has little effect on the broad distribution of incomes.But “globalisation” is not the same as the elimination of tariffs and other import barriers that confer rent-seeking advantages to political
By J. Bradford DeLong - Aug 23,2017
According to mainstream economic theory, globalisation tends to “lift all boats” and has little effect on the broad distribution of incomes.But “globalisation” is not the same as the elimination of tariffs and other import barriers that confer rent-seeking advantages to political
By J. Bradford DeLong - Jul 22,2017
In many societies, universities are the main bastions of ideological and intellectual independence.
By J. Bradford DeLong - Jun 24,2017
In December 2015, the US Federal Reserve embarked on a monetary-tightening cycle, by raising the target range for the short-term nominal federal funds rate by 25 basis points (one-quarter of a percentage point).At the time, the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) — the Fed body
By J. Bradford DeLong - May 07,2017
Former US Treasury secretary Larry Summers recently took exception to current US Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin’s views on “artificial intelligence” (AI) and related topics.The difference between the two seems to be, more than anything else, a matter of priorities and emphasis.
By J. Bradford DeLong - Apr 20,2017
Today, the world’s population is, on average, about 20 times richer than it was during the long Agrarian Age.Between 7000 BC and AD 1500, resources were scarce, technological progress was slow and Malthusian pressures kept almost all human populations at a near-subsistence level,

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