Global Economic Stalemate?

By: Ian Campbell | Wed, Jun 27, 2012
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Why Read: Because the referenced article is a well-balanced, well-written, very brief - albeit somewhat simplistic - overview of the economic models of the United States and the Eurozone. The article also speaks to China and briefly references Brazil and India.

Featured Article: An article Monday written by Robert Samuelson, a Washington Post syndicated columnist. In this article, Mr. Samuelson describes the economic model of:

Mr. Samuelson expresses the belief that:

Mr. Samuelson then concludes that the long-term expectations of the populaces in these and other countries are being 'assaulted', and that as a result:

Commentary: Again, this article is worth reading as a high level discussion of but some of the reasons that things in the U.S. and Eurozone 'are where there now are'. The article is not a detailed economic treatise, nor presumably is it intended to be. With respect to the things Mr. Samuelson suggests that might individually or in combination generate greater growth in America:

Little more needs to be said.

Sources of Global Economic Stalemate
Source: Real Clear Markets, Robert Samuelson, June 25, 2012
Reading time: 4 minutes



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