Post Tagged with: "Christina Romer"

November 10, 2011 04:50

Christina Romer’s Toxic Cookbook

It is this weird combination of childlike belief in the simplicity of the problem (aggregate demand, lack of optimism) and the striking arrogance of the notion that the government can and should control the economy by simply pulling at the right strings hard enough that makes Romer’s article such an illustrative example of the intellectual dead end that is mainstream economics today.

September 9, 2011 08:37

Why Bother Working?

Since we have yet to address the real cause of this recession, we are moving inexorably closer to causing The Greater Depression. If policymakers and mainstream economists fail to understand that the progenitor of a depression is debt and inflation, they will also be unable to provide a genuine solution. And the “solutions” they do offer are tantamount to seeking the avoidance of a hangover by forcing down a few more drinks.

July 6, 2011 05:57

Obama’s failed economic adviser’s naïve Keynesianism

Economics has numerous schools of thought, but Romer’s writing reflects nothing but the most simplistic Keynesian framework. The fact that the huge Keynesian stimulus of recent years that she supported has coincided with the slowest economic recovery since World War II seems to be of little concern to her.