The Borrower Bailout Fallacy: Why PIMCO’s Bill Gross is Flat-Out Wrong

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The truth is we are not going to see real GDP growth until we remove the weight of excess leverage that still exists. On November 28, I wrote Why Deleveraging Is The Ultimate Outcome As The Fiscal Cliff Just Doesn t Matter explaining why deleveraging is necessary. We are a nation that is still plagued with a leverage problem.

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it’s that Americans are frustrated knowing that Barack Obama’s plans to raise taxes during a down economy and his proposal for a trillion dollars in new government spending are the absolute wrong.

The Post-Crash Economics Society at the University of Manchester recently released a manifesto for reforming university economic curriculum. Economic understanding and as a field of study is still very young relative to other sciences.

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OK, how did this confusion cause the crash of 2008? The exact same mistake we make fun of students for making is made by journalists and professional economists every time they assert that money was “easy” because nominal interest rates were low. Actually this mistake is even worse, because it is doubly wrong.