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Great Questions from Paul Krugman

Why have profits been so strong in a weak economy? Why, with profits so high, don’t businesses find reason to invest more (equipment investment is actually fairly strong, but construction remains weak). (For the seriously wonkish, why do average and marginal … Continue reading

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How Much Do Wages Go Up When Profit Increases by a Dollar?

Given the interest in the rise of robots, shrinking labor shares and the owners of capital, I thought I’d highlight a Van Reenen paper that David Card suggested we read on the link between firm profitability and wages. It looks at at … Continue reading

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