Jackson Hole Presenter Warns: “Bottom Could Fall Out Of The Economy As It Did In The Great Depression”

Friday, August 23, 2013
By Paul Martin

by Tyler Durden

“So far, inflation has fallen only slightly and remains in positive territory. Fears in early 2009 that rapid deflation might break out and cause the economy to collapse as in 1929 to 1933 proved unfounded, luckily. I have advanced the hypothesis that rampant price-cutting has failed to appear because businesses are in equilibrium and perceive that price-cutting has bigger costs than bene fits. If the hypothesis is wrong and businesses are finally responding to fi ve years of slack by cutting prices, the generally optimistic tone of this section could be quite mistaken. The bottom could fall out of the economy as it did in the Great Depression.”

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