The State of the US Economy

1 November 2011 at 10:41 am 2 comments

| Peter Klein |

According to the latest Kauffman Foundation survey of “top” economics bloggers. (I participate, so it’s not that exclusive a club.)

Full report available here. As Kauffman’s Tim Kane notes, “The economics blogging community has proven to be very insightful with rich and diverse viewpoints, but by nature they understand the importance of entrepreneurship because that’s ultimately who they are.” I agree, with the caveat that many of us don’t exactly have a lot of skin in the game. . . .

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  • 1. Not looking good in the US at Catallaxy Files  |  2 November 2011 at 3:24 am

    […] Pete Klein has pointed to the latest Kauffman Foundation report on what the top bloggers think about the immediate future of the US. Using words like “uncertain,” “fragile” and “weak,” 96 percent of top economics bloggers now share a gloomy outlook on the U.S. economy. According to a new Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation survey released today, respondents’ expectations of higher annual deficits and top marginal tax rate increases, coupled with recession concerns, are a “depressing surprise.” […]

  • 2. David Coplin  |  15 November 2011 at 4:11 am

    A correct understanding of poverty will elucidate a correct understanding of economics as
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    As long as we continue to use the western credit system as the primary driver of
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    Thank you for your time and attention in this matter

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