Comparative Earthquake Economics

A recent article by Matt Yglesias on the affect of weather on the economy (or at least, how it is measured) got me thinking about post-disaster economics. What happens to national economies after major natural disasters? Certainly, the loss of life can’t be ignored, but what about the survivors’ livelihoods? The immediate affects are obvious […]

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Nobody Wants More Japanese Yen

I agree with everything that Matt Yglesias says in his recent Slate article, until the very last point. There’s excessive demand for Japanese money and insufficient demand for Japanese goods and services. The Bank of Japan ought to be addressing this issue by providing the money the world wants so Japanese workers—especially in the youngest […]

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