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After a long period... After a long period in which the desired direction for inflation was always downward, the industrialized world's central banks must today try to avoid major changes in the inflation rate in either direction.
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As an educator myself,... As an educator myself, I understand the profound effect that good teachers and a quality education have on the lives of our young people.
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High levels of homeownership... High levels of homeownership have been shown to foster greater involvement in school and civic organizations, higher graduation rates, and greater neighborhood stability.
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How much would you... How much would you pay to avoid a second Depression?
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I don't know why... I don't know why there aren't more Depression buffs.
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I think one of... I think one of the lessons of the Depression - and this is something that Franklin Roosevelt demonstrated - was that when orthodoxy fails, then you need to try new things. And he was very willing to try unorthodox approaches when the orthodox approach had shown that it was not adequate.
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If you want to... If you want to understand geology, study earthquakes. If you want to understand the economy, study the Depression.
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Imperfect substitutability of assets... Imperfect substitutability of assets implies that changes in the supplies of various assets available to private investors may affect the prices and yields of those assets.
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Importantly, in the 1930s,... Importantly, in the 1930s, in the Great Depression, the Federal Reserve, despite its mandate, was quite passive and, as a result, financial crisis became very severe, lasted essentially from 1929 to 1933.
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In many spheres of... In many spheres of human endeavor, from science to business to education to economic policy, good decisions depend on good measurement.
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Nobody likes to fail,... Nobody likes to fail, but failure is an essential part of life and of learning. If your uniform isn’t dirty, you haven’t been in the game.
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People saw the Depression... People saw the Depression as a necessary thing - a chance to squeeze out the excesses, get back to Puritan morality. That just made things worse.
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Smart financial planning -... Smart financial planning - such as budgeting, saving for emergencies, and preparing for retirement - can help households enjoy better lives while weathering financial shocks. Financial education can play a key role in getting to these outcomes.
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The best solution to... The best solution to income inequality is providing a high-quality education for everybody. In our highly technological, globalized economy, people without education will not be able to improve their economic situation.
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The Depression was an... The Depression was an incredibly dramatic episode - an era of stock-market crashes, breadlines, bank runs and wild currency speculation, with the storm clouds of war gathering ominously in the background... For my money, few periods are so replete with human interest.
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The downturn following the... The downturn following the collapse of Japan's so-called bubble economy of the 1980s was not as severe as the Great Depression.
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