Talk:Great Recession

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There's an interesting analysis of the effects of the housing bubble here, but I have difficulty to understand it at the moment... if anyone out there can, please go for it. Pestergaines 09:43, 4 December 2010 (CST)

Added a Great Recession#Recovery of unemployment section, with some data on how new jobs look like, could use some data on how big the unemployment actually is. Any takers? Pestergaines 05:19, 2 February 2011 (CST)

Major collection here, ready to mine: The Bailout Reader. Thanks to Cliff R. for the suggestion. Pestergaines 17:02, 14 February 2011 (CST)

A more mainstream analysis of the housing bubble can be found here, along with some statistics. Pestergaines (talk) 15:37, 4 December 2012 (MSK)

A rather energized account of the burst of a startups bubble. Pestergaines (talk) 12:33, 5 December 2012 (MSK)

On predictions

Walter Block has put together a large list of Austrians Who Predicted the Housing Bubble. A whole page could be made out of them! Pestergaines 08:51, 15 December 2010 (CST)

Paul Krugman said in 2005 (unofficial resource) that Paul McCulley, an economist at Pimco, the giant bond fund, predicted in 2001 that the Federal Reserve would simply replace one bubble with another. "There is room," he wrote, "for the Fed to create a bubble in housing prices". Pestergaines 13:46, 5 January 2011 (CST)

Done: Austrian predictions/Housing bubble

two articles?

I was making some edits and wanted to link to the article on the late-2000s financial crisis, but didn't know what it was called, so I went to the famed financial crisis article page to find it there. But, obviously, this page on the recession is the one that I found. I'm thinking we should differentiate between the financial crisis and the resulting recession. I understand this sort of differentiation won't be possible (or necessary) for earlier crises for which the sheer amount of info isn't as available, but I think there is enough data at least on this latest one to have separate pages. The Wikipedia pages are both extremely fleshed out:

Thoughts? --John James 14:32, 28 July 2011 (MSD)

A clean differentiation would be hard, but I guess both events can be made distinct enough, so why not. Go for it! Pestergaines 14:42, 28 July 2011 (MSD)


i had hard time finding this article. wouldn't it be reasonable to alter the title (and the referring category pages) to "The Great Recession of 2008"?

Worth considering. If we do that, I see two possibilities:
  • Great Recession of 2008-present, or to turn to Wikipedia nomenclature
  • Late-2000s recession
Thoughts? Pestergaines 02:06, 16 August 2011 (MSD)