Die dritte Depression

Juni 30, 2010

Langsam, aber sicher kommen auch die Nobelpreisträger drauf, dass 2008/09/usw. mit den zwei depressions vergleichbar ist: 1873 long depression, 1929 great depression. 😉 Dass die Krise von oben politisch reguliert werden könnte, ist natürlich Blödsinn!

The third depression
by Paul Krugman

Recessions are common; depressions are rare. As far as I can tell, there were only two eras in economic history that were widely described as “depressions” at the time: the years of deflation and instability that followed the Panic of 1873 and the years of mass unemployment that followed the financial crisis of 1929-31.

Neither the Long Depression of the 19th century nor the Great Depression of the 20th was an era of nonstop decline — on the contrary, both included periods when the economy grew. But these episodes of improvement were never enough to undo the damage from the initial slump, and were followed by relapses.

We are now, I fear, in the early stages of a third depression. It will probably look more like the Long Depression than the much more severe Great Depression. But the cost — to the world economy and, above all, to the millions of lives blighted by the absence of jobs — will nonetheless be immense.

weiter auf nytimes.com!

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