Tag Archives: Tyler Cowen

Revisiting the Reinhart-Rogoff Kerfuffle and the Consequences of High Government Debt

Last September, the Centre for Independent Studies (CIS) asked us for an article updating our commentary on the Reinhart-Rogoff controversy, while combining it with one of our government debt studies.  The article appeared in the latest issue of the organization’s POLICY Magazine, which hit … Continue reading

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The Post-Crisis Data Is In, and It’s Not Kind to Keynesian Thinking

Anders Aslund of the Peterson Institute recently made an interesting argument about Europe’s winners and losers. In a critique of Paul Krugman’s advice to Europe’s political leaders, he compares economic performance of the southern European laggards to the northern countries … Continue reading

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Niall Ferguson Shatters Paul Krugman’s Delusions

We followed the latest Paul Krugman feud – this one with Niall Ferguson – until Krugman’s tag team partner and CYNICONOMICS reader Brad DeLong entered the fray. After about a half dozen posts on Krugman and DeLong this year, we had some … Continue reading

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Confession Time: Money Printing Enthusiasts Should Admit the Obvious

Imagine a football coach who hasn’t caught onto the game’s complexities and continues to run the same play – call it a fullback dive – over and over. When I read calls for more monetary stimulus, I feel as though … Continue reading

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Asset Valuation and Fed Policy: We’ve Seen This Movie Before

Everyone seems to have an opinion on asset valuation these days, even commentators who are normally quiet about such matters.  Some are seeing asset price bubbles, others are just on the lookout for bubbles, and still others wonder what all the fuss is … Continue reading

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