Monday, April 30, 2012

The Start Of "Late Great Depression"?

Robert Shiller - World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2012 (Wikipedia)

We Are In Age Of ‘Late Great Depression’: Shiller -- CNBC

The world is in a state of “late Great Depression,” well-known economist and author Robert Shiller told CNBC Monday.

The Yale economics professor, who helped devise the Case-Shiller index for housing market trends, and famously called the dotcom bubble of the early 2000s and the housing market bubble later in the decade, told “Squawk Box Europe” that the world is in a “new age of austerity.”

“Our whole economy has been affected by variations in confidence. Central banks are sort of trusted, but the actions they have often affect people’s confidence by appearance rather than substance. We’re not in the most trusting mood now,” Shiller said.

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My Comment: He has a track record of being right .... and he is probably right on this prediction.

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