Creative Destruction is Healthy

Lynne Kiesling On Sunday Irwin Stelzer had a column in the Times (UK) interpreting the ongoing financial troubles at General Motors, airlines, Kodak, etc. through a Schumpeterian lens: This process “incessantly” destroys the old economic structure, and creates a new one. “This process of creative destruction is the essential fact about capitalism. Every piece of … More Creative Destruction is HealthyMore Creative Destruction is Healthy

Upward-sloping Demand?

Lynne Kiesling Tyler Cowen has an intriguing post with a “Humean” thought experiment: what if demand curves sloped upward? How quickly would the economy unravel, and who would be the first to notice? In the comments, AZ gets to my first thought upon reading the question: depends on the relative positions of the demand and … More Upward-sloping Demand?More Upward-sloping Demand?

She Lives!

Lynne Kiesling Sorry for the silence. I’ve been completely swamped with work, as is the case every year at this time, but this year is particularly daunting because I have more going on. And quite a bit of the stuff that I’m working on right now is kind of insider ball, so not of particularly … More She Lives!More She Lives!