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Federal Reserve Bank San Francisco | What are business cycles and how do they affect the economy?

Federal Reserve Bank San Francisco | What are business cycles and how do they affect the economy? | economics | Scoop.it

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Youth Unemployment Reaches Record Levels Raising Fears Of 'Scarred Generation'

Youth Unemployment Reaches Record Levels Raising Fears Of 'Scarred Generation' | economics | Scoop.it
Unemployment figures have reached 2.57 million across the UK, official figures revealed on Wednesday, with record levels of joblessness between 16 to 24 year olds, as the economic downturn, combined with long term trends towards youth unemployment,...

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Low inflation can be a disease not a cure

Low inflation can be a disease not a cure | economics | Scoop.it
Deflation seems unlikely – but even a low risk is worth losing sleep over, writes Tim Harford ‘UK consumer inflation has fallen below the Bank of England’s 2 per cent target for the first time in f...

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Whatever happened to full employment?

Whatever happened to full employment? | economics | Scoop.it
Full employment used to be a much cherished political mantra. Why does it seem to have disappeared from public debate?

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INEQUALITY ACROSS THE WORLD AND OVER TIME


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Mr Christopher's curator insight, June 25, 2015 4:39 AM

ECONOMISTS AND STATISTICIANS use Lorenz curves to estimate Gini coefficients in countries so that they can measure inequality in wealth, income, earnings (income from work in the form of salaries and wages), years of schooling, and other indicators of economic or social success.

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Primary Dependency: Angola seeks IMF help in wake of oil price falls

Primary Dependency: Angola seeks IMF help in wake of oil price falls | economics | Scoop.it
Oil exporting Angola asks the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for financial assistance.

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Geoff Riley's curator insight, April 8, 4:28 AM
The Angolan economy is hugely dependent on the extraction and exporting of crude oil. With with global prices remaining stubbornly low their economy is suffering from a steep decline in export revenues and tax receipts. The result is a fiscal crisis which may require emergency loans from the IMF. In the past, the default position of the IMF has been to apply conditionality to loan finance - for example requiring structural economic reforms and/or fiscal austerity. But there are signs that the IMF approach is changing. Angola's export base is narrow and their economy is highly vulnerable to global economic shocks.
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Inequality: What can be done? review by Thomas Piketty in NYR

Inequality: What can be done? review by Thomas Piketty in NYR | economics | Scoop.it
I recently read another piece from the New York Review of Books - a review by Thomas Piketty (‘Capital in the Twenty-first Century’ fame) of the new book ‘Inequality: What can be done?’ by Anthony ...

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What are business cycles and what role do the Federal Reserve and Federal Government have in trying to control them?

What are business cycles and what role do the Federal Reserve and Federal Government have in trying to control them? | economics | Scoop.it
Answer It is very important that you understand that the Federal Reserve is not a government institution.

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4Hannah Moore's curator insight, October 8, 2015 7:38 AM

Business Cycle

4Shelby Peeples's curator insight, October 15, 2015 10:03 AM

Business cycle 

In this Article it talks about businness cycle And how the federal government is involved! 

I didn't realized 

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Disadvantaged young people face 'life sentence of poverty and exclusion'

Disadvantaged young people face 'life sentence of poverty and exclusion' | economics | Scoop.it
Education report finds stagnation in literacy and numeracy skills among secondary pupils in lower socio-economic groups (Large achievement gaps persist in the most disadvantaged groups of Australian youth (lowest SE & indigenous) #COAG

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Bonnie Bracey Sutton's curator insight, October 29, 2013 5:34 PM

I believe that inferior education is  a world wide problem.

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Why long-term unemployment matters

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‘Research shows that employers ignore people who have been out of work for more than six months’ “Quantity has a quality of its own.” Whether or not Stalin ever said this about the Red Army, it is ...

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Ben Christopher's curator insight, April 17, 2014 8:29 AM

Good for evaluation this. The duration of unemployment really matters, problems of hysterisis (cyclical to structural). So if you're asked about the effects of a recession and one of your points is unemployment, then to evaluate you could talk about the depth of the recession counts, if short term - less of a problem as demand picks up, if long term - problems more significant as skills lost, outdated references/cv, drain on gov finances etc.

Remember good eval phrases 'the extent to which X is a problem, depends on...' or talk about the 'significance of an effect/impact/problem/benefit'

ralphlopes's curator insight, December 1, 2015 1:15 PM

Interesting article, suggesting that maybe instead of the simple short term employment policies used by current governments fails to tackle a much more significant issue due to their short terms. Maybe governments should focus instead on more long term supply side policies?

4 don harp's curator insight, March 10, 6:30 AM

The article talks about the effect of long term unemployment in America. He says our unemployment rate may look good, but if the Beveridge and Phillips curve you see that our economy is not doing as well as it seems. His reason for long term unemployment is that once managers get a new job position they often reach out to someone who has recently worked for them.

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The Top 10 Solutions to Cut Poverty and Grow the Middle Class

With the right policy choices, we can move the needle on poverty, expand the middle class, and put the American economy on an upward trajectory.

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For richer, for poorer

For richer, for poorer | economics | Scoop.it
Authoritative weekly newspaper focusing on international politics and business news and opinion.

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Mr Christopher's curator insight, April 13, 6:50 AM
According to the “Kuznets curve”, inequality rises in the early stages of industrialisation as people leave the land, become more productive and earn more in factories. Once industrialisation is complete and better-educated citizens demand redistribution from their government, it declines again. Until 1980 this prediction appeared to have been vindicated. But the past 30 years have put paid to the Kuznets curve, at least in advanced economies. These days the inverted U has turned into something closer to an italicised N, with the final stroke pointing menacingly upwards.
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What is GDP, and how are we misusing it?

What is GDP, and how are we misusing it? | economics | Scoop.it
Why you shouldn't judge a country by its GDP.

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5 Reasons to Worry About Deflation

5 Reasons to Worry About Deflation | economics | Scoop.it
David Wessel: Falling prices sound appealing to consumers, especially compared with the alternative of higher prices. But it's worth taking a moment to contemplate why deflation is such a bad thing.

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This is just as dangerous as inflation...read more questions shall be asked in class.
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4 don harp's curator insight, March 10, 6:20 AM
Deflation is becoming a bigger problem in the United States. Due to the decrease in consumer price, key businesses' profit, and the current yield of government bonds. Which cause our national debt and any personal debt to increase substantially. This effects people with student loans more than anyone.