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Nice Washington Post Piece on the Recovery of the Housing Market

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Thursday, 18 October 2012 15:39

The Washington Post had a nice piece on the potential impact of the recovery of the housing market on the economy. The piece reasonably assumes that construction returns to its long-term trend share of GDP, rather than getting back to its bubble levels of the last decade. In this case it will make a substantial contribution to the recovery, although it still will not possible to return to full employment without large budget deficits, unless there is a substantial reduction in the size of the trade deficit.

 

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The fed can do that
written by Floccina, October 18, 2012 8:49
In this case it will make a substantial contribution to the recovery, although it still will not possible to return to full employment without large budget deficits, unless there is a substantial reduction in the size of the trade deficit.

If the fed creates some inflation it should push the dollar down and we do not need to collect taxes to pay debt back.
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written by Peter K., October 19, 2012 10:36
Good that Irwin counters the "overbuilding" meme which was used to try to buttress the "structural" unemployment argument. This helped elucidate the story for me.

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