Stagnant Capitalism

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A decade after the 2008 financial crisis, faith in markets’ self-regulating abilities once again lies in tatters.

  • Yanis Varoufakis
  • Project Syndicate

There simply is no single real interest rate that would spur investors to funnel all existing savings into productive investments, and employers to hire all who wish to work at the prevailing wage.

ATHENS – When the Great Depression followed the 1929 stock-market crash, almost everyone acknowledged that capitalism was unstable, unreliable, and prone to stagnation.

In the decades that followed, however, that perception changed.

Capitalism’s postwar revival, and especially the…

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