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2008 Black September, 15 – 2010 Gray September, 15
No consensus at all about the causes of the Great Recession and regarding a radical reform of the financialization regime to be done. Three analysts in a virtual round table around the globe, from Boston, to Dublin, to Singapore.
A conversation with Economics Editor Marc Coleman, from Dublin, Financial Consultant and author Peter Cohan, from Boston, and David Caploe, Chief Economy Editor from EconomyWatch in Singapore.

Double-dip: a true risk for the second half of 2010 or it’s a speculators’ buzz?

We put the trillion question mark to 5 economists around the world and literally around the clock.
Interviews by Jorge Nascimento Rodrigues ©, 2010

“The danger we are running now: to have a gilded age instead of a Golden Age”, Carlota Perez

10Years after the first Nasdaq crash of March 2000: a conversation with Professor Carlota Perez
“[The third surge] did not really have a Golden Age but only a gilded age. And this is the danger we are running now [in this fifth surge].”

The trillionaire question: do we risk a short “belle époque” in the next decade followed by another Great Depression in a generation or less?
Dear readers, let us know what you think.

The Washington ad hoc engineers

How policy making took place in the US facing the Great Recession of 2007-2009. A review by Robert A. Eisenbeis and Ellis Tallman of In Fed We Trust. [November 17, 2009, (c) Cumberland Advisors]
Title, editorial format and highlights by (Published with authorization by Cumberland Advisors). An add-up to the interview with the author of In Fed We Trust.

Efeméride: 80 anos da Grande Depressão

Foram 11 dias que abalaram o mundo a partir do epicentro de Wall Street em Nova Iorque. Continua a polémica sobre as suas causas. O melhor livro sobre o pânico daquela semana e meia continua a ser o de John Kenneth Galbraith.

«If the big creditors insist on continuing to run surpluses, this downturn will become deeper and longer than it otherwise would», says Robert Madsen from the MIT

There’s a big responsibility from the countries with liquidity – they are the main engine that can reverse the present severe depression. They have to fuel demand. America is no more the engine of growth. An interview with Robert Madsen, senior fellow at the MIT Center for International Studies.