A Real-Assets Model of Economic Crises

Will China Crash in 2015? by Mason Gaffney As published in the American Journal for Economics and Sociology Abstract. Loosely derived from Henry Georgeís theory that land speculation creates boom-bust cycles, a real-assets model of economic crises is developed. In...

Gaffney on Piketty’s flaws

A frenchman with no commentary on the Physiocrats? Mason Gaffney, author of the groundbreaking The Corruption of Economics and the recent Gaffney Reader, analyses Tomas Piketty’s bestseller ‘Capital’. Capital in Any Century: A Response to Thomas...

How to thaw credit, now and forever

photo credit: Joel Bedford Mason Gaffney October 25, 2008 In a follow up to Professor Gaffney’s The Great Crash of 2008, he now delves into how credit can be freed from the current crisis. The Great Reckoning awaits… 1. Introduction Working capital is the...

The Crash of 2008

photo credit: mtbdeano Professor Mason Gaffney Get yourself comfortable – this is Must Read! This crash is The Big One; it has the signs of becoming a Category 5. How do we know? We’ve “been there and done that” so many times before, roughly every 18 years over...

The Gaffney Quantum Leap Effect

Fred E. Foldvary In economics, the waste of resources caused by a tax has two names. One is the “deadweight loss,” a loss to the economy with no offsetting gain. The other name is the “excess burden,” since the burden on the economy is in...