interest rate

‘Normalizing’ Britain’s Interest Rates by Raising Them May Slow Economy

February 12, 2018

The Bank of England announced plans to raise interest rates to combat inflation, but the actual effect will be to slow its economy and raise unemployment in light of a phantom threat, explains economist Mark Weisbrot

The Rise and Fall of the Stock Market: What to Expect

February 8, 2018

Economist Dean Baker says that after such a sharp run-up in stock prices, “it really shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone that you’re going to see some downturn in the market”

Why You Should Be Concerned by the Fed’s Interest Rate Hike

December 17, 2015

PERI Co-director Gerald Epstein says while the interest rate hike is meant to demonstrate the growing strength of the US economy, it could actually end up slowing it down

Chinese Reforms Make Rich Even Richer

November 19, 2013

Minqi Li: Chinese Communist ‘Plenum’ meeting resulted in a promise for market reforms, including privatization and deregulation of public utility, energy and other state-owned companies.

Student Loan Debt

July 31, 2013
Alan Collinge: Student loan bill only perpetuates a system that preys on students