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  Encyclopedia: Boom and bust
In economics, the term boom and bust refers to the movement of an economy through economic cycles due to changes in aggregate demand.
During booms, there is a high level of aggregate demand, inflation increases, unemployment falls, and growth in national income accelerates.
The term "boom and bust" itself has been a motto of Social Democrat parties, claiming to represent a "Third Way" and who wish to regulate the economic cycle as to prevent both booms and recessions.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Boom-and-bust   (1065 words)

 Boom and bust -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
During busts, or (The act of ceding back) recessions, when aggregate demand is low, inflation decreases, unemployment rises and national income falls.
Neoclassical economics, on the other hand has been associated with the New Right, (British stateswoman; first woman to serve as Prime Minister (born in 1925)) Margaret Thatcher, (40th President of the United States (1911-)) Ronald Reagan, and the (A conservative who subscribes to neoconservativism) Neoconservatives of today.
The term "boom and bust" itself has been a motto of (Click link for more info and facts about Social Democrat) Social Democrat parties, claiming to represent a "Third Way" and who wish to regulate the economic cycle as to prevent both booms and recessions.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/b/bo/boom_and_bust.htm   (418 words)

 What Investment Patterns across Equipment and Industries Tell Us about the Recent Investment Boom and Bust - Federal ...
In the investment bust, the role was even more pronounced: the negative GDP growth contribution from equipment expenditures was a major factor restraining GDP growth to a minimal level in 2001.
Despite the evidence that the investment bust was influential, aggregate studies of the bust, such as McCarthy (2001, 2003) and Kliesen (2003), have been unable to identify its source.
In either case, the 2001 investment bust and possibly the recent recession could be at least partially attributable to the excessive optimism displayed by investing firms in the late 1990s.
www.newyorkfed.org /research/current_issues/ci10-6/ci10-6.html   (3969 words)

 China's Boom Is Bust for Global Environment, Study Warns   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Summary China's spectacular economic boom may be inflicting a terrible toll on the global environment, a nonprofit warns in a new study.
China's spectacular economic boom may be inflicting a terrible toll on the global environment, a new study warns.
"China's economic boom is dramatically changing [its] environmental landscape—polluting the water and air, desertifying the land, and diminishing the country's natural resources at terrifying rates," said Elizabeth Economy, the director of Asia Studies at the New York City-based Council of Foreign Relations.
news.nationalgeographic.com /news/2005/05/0516_050516_chinaeco.html   (665 words)

 The Saga of Japan: Boom to Bust
As a boom matures, bank portfolios are filled with loans that would not have been made, either for too much risk or too little return, in the absence of credit expansion.
Just as the boom builds outward from banks to the rest of the economy, with banks benefiting the most, the bust collapses inward to banks from the rest of the economy, with banks suffering the most.
To favor fiscal policy as a palliative to the bust, one must favor the political expenditures of bureaucrats over the economic expenditures of entrepreneurs since, either in the case of fiscal policy or laissez-faire, the malinvestments must be liquidated and the misallocated factors reallocated.
www.gold-eagle.com /editorials_98/herbener102698.html   (1977 words)

 LRB | Robert Brenner : Towards the Precipice   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
For the decade as a whole, their performance taken together was, despite the US boom, hardly better than that of the 1980s; which itself was down from the 1970s; which, in turn, had been much worse than the 1960s and 1950s.
It was the increasing defiance of gravity by both the booming economy and the bubbling stock market that opened the way to the corporate accounting scandals, the stock-market crash and the new recession.
The bust, when it came, thus proceeded from the dot.coms, via the telecoms carriers, to the equipment suppliers and their component makers.
www.lrb.co.uk /v25/n03/bren01_.html   (8884 words)

 Free Book Summary : Boom, Bust and Echo - How to Profit From the Coming Demographic Shift by David K. Foot with Daniel ...
He also analyses the cohorts that followed the boom: the 'baby bust' (a period from 1967 to 1979 when relatively few babies were born) and the 'baby boom echo' (from 1980 to the present - the children of the baby boomers).
While demographic theory would predict that the baby bust generation, now entering the workforce, would have better job prospects than their Generation X predecessors (because there are not as many of them to compete with one another), the reality is that Canada is in its fourth consecutive decade of rising unemployment.
In the transportation field, the baby boom generation has largely moved away from public transit and into their own private cars; that is why ridership for most public transit systems has been declining throughout the past decade.
www.bizsum.com /boombustandecho.htm   (2203 words)

 Capitalist GIobalism In Crisis Boom and Bust
The truth is that neither part of capitalism's manic-depressive boom and bust cycle is "healthy." Like most capitalist booms, the benefits of global liberalization during the 1980s and l990s were not all they were made out to be.
The boom was also limited largely to the very wealthiest in the U.S. Economists Walter Park and David Brat of American University calculated that the Gini coefficient for GDP per capita in 91 countries for which data were available rose steadily throughout the time period.
While the blush on the boom is seldom as bright as reported, the human consequences of the bust are almost always far worse than revealed by the capitalist media.
www.thirdworldtraveler.com /Economics/CapitalistGIobalCrisis.html   (3054 words)

 Boom, Bust & Echo 2000
Boom, Bust and Echo was the national phenomenon that demonstrated the power of demographics to help us understand the past and forecast the future.
Now Boom, Bust & Echo 2000 reveals Canada's demographic profile at the turn of the century when a new population shift will have profound implications for our economic and social life.
Why the real estate boom happened, why it ended, and what the future holds for homeowners and investors.
www.footwork.com /2000.html   (391 words)

 The Federal Reserve and Productivity’s Boom-Bust Cycle by Eric Englund
When boom turned into bust beginning in 2000, the Fed eventually lowered the fed funds rate to an emergency-low level of 1%.
The Austrian theory suggests that the boom and bust are more meaningfully identified with intertemporal misallocations of resources within the economy’s capital structure followed by liquidation and capital restructuring.
During the artificial boom, when workers are bid away from late stages of production into earlier stages, unemployment is low; when the boom ends, workers are simply released from failing businesses, and their absorption into new or surviving firms is time-consuming.
www.lewrockwell.com /englund/englund14.html   (1323 words)

 The Daily, Wednesday, April 17, 2002. High-tech boom and bust
During the 1997-2000 boom, CT employment in these centres rose a substantial 64%.
However, employment fell dramatically in 2001, and some areas, such as the national capital region and Toronto, were hit harder than others because of different characteristics of the CT workforces.
The article "High-tech boom and bust" is now available in the April online issue of Perspectives on labour and income, Vol.
www.statcan.ca /Daily/English/020417/d020417e.htm   (446 words)

 Professor David K. Foot   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
David K. Foot, Professor of Economics at the University of Toronto, is co-author of the bestselling books Boom Bust & Echo 2000: Profiting from the Demographic Shift in the New Millennium and Boom Bust & Echo: How to Profit from the Coming Demographic Shift (with Daniel Stoffman, Stoddart 2000; Macfarlane, Walter & Ross, 1998, 1996).
(French language version Entre le Boom et l'Écho: Comment mettre à profit la réalité démographique, Les Éditions du Boréal, 1996.) These books reflect his current research interests which lie in the numerous relationships between economics and demographics and in the resulting implications for both private and public policies, especially in the Canadian context.
He is a two-time recipient (in 1983 and 1992) of the University of Toronto undergraduate teaching award, and in 1992 received one of the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education's 3M Awards for Teaching Excellence, which recognizes outstanding Canadian university educators.
www.economics.utoronto.ca /foot   (321 words)

 Boom, bust, build-out theory predicts internet upswing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Cisco senior vice president Howard Charney proposes a 'boom, bust and build out' explanation for the current internet slowdown, which like other world-changing technologies before it, will now more rapidly move to transform the world economically and socially.
The "boom" period he suggests is a period of euphoria where entrepreneurs, investors and early adopters rally around the product, followed by a relatively short "bust" where tough economic realities are faced followed by an extraordinary 'build-out.'
In the bust thousands of smaller auto companies folded and in the US only Ford, GM and Chrysler survived, however innovation continued including the V8 engine, power steering, electric indicators and safety glass and by the 1950s motor vehicles sales raced ahead again.
www.istart.co.nz /index/HM20/PC0/PV21902/EX245/AR23785   (1637 words)

 Worldandnation: Boom or bust?
The Texas Research Park was supposed to spark a biotech boom in San Antonio, with 100 companies and 30,000 employees by 2020.
Duncan had been on the job as the park's director of sales and leasing for only four days and the park lacked a single tenant, but his boss boldly assured the crowd that 16 biotech companies were lined up, ready to move in.
He was there when the staff of the foundation that created the park was slashed from 22 to four to erase a $1-million-a-year operating deficit.
www.sptimes.com /2003/11/24/Worldandnation/Boom_or_bust.shtml   (2347 words)

 Boom or bust, network tracks Boston's real estate - The Boston Globe
Founded in 1987, Listing Information Network began tracking the downtown real estate market during the New England boom and bust of the 1980s.
Boston is experiencing a major urban renaissance that I think will go on for at least the next 10 years.
Inventory is up but if you look at the sales rate of the new construction properties, it is outpacing the traditional housing stock.
www.boston.com /business/articles/2005/10/30/boom_or_bust_network_tracks_bostons_real_estate   (647 words)

 e design Online article: Miami Beach: A History of Boom to Bust to Boom   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The 1990s are a period of boom, as the city is experiencing its third renaissance.
The National Register designation of the neighborhood to the north of the Redevelopment Area was not recognized as an asset by the city, and the efforts to preserve, protect, and promote it became a thirteen-year battle in the city.
With the Second Bust of the city in the 1970s and 1980s and a dead hotel market, the city had not had a new hotel in 20 years.
www.state.fl.us /fdi/edesign/news/9704/beach.htm   (1488 words)

 FRBSF: Economic Letter - The Baby Boom, the Baby Bust, and Asset Markets (6/26/98)
For example, educated baby boomers may choose to stay in their careers longer, working past the traditional age of retirement; they need not sell their assets if they earn steady paychecks.
In addition, the period over which the Baby Boom generation is expected to retire spans about 30 years.
Despite such possibilities, the surging old-age dependency ratio remains a significant generational challenge, not just for Social Security, but perhaps for private retirement plans as well, in ways we are just beginning to explore.
www.frbsf.org /econrsrch/wklyltr/wklyltr98/el98-20.html   (1779 words)

 Boom, Bust & Echo Books
When it was first published in 1996, Boom, Bust and Echo became a national phenomenon that demonstrated the power of demographics to help us understand the past and forecast the future.
Now available (in English and French) in an expanded paperback edition, it reveals Canada's demographic profile at the beginning of the 21st century, as a new population shift is having profound implications for our economic and social life.
The current English language version is Boom, Bust and Echo: Profiting from the Demographic Shift in the 21st Century.
www.footwork.com /book.html   (372 words)

 Guardian Unlimited | US elections 2004 | Dotcom candidate goes from boom to bust
Some $37m (£20m) of the astonishing pool of $41m raised over the internet was petered away in Iowa and New Hampshire in a vain attempt to distance Mr Dean from the competition.
But like the dotcom bust, the money appears to have bought attention but not loyalty or success.
Dean has joined the 90% club, the internet companies that lost all but 10% of their value in the collapse after 2000.
www.guardian.co.uk /uselections2004/story/0,13918,1145021,00.html   (1040 words)

 NCPA - Economic Issues - A Classic Case Of Boom And Bust: Now For The Bust
That is because the stock market boom in the latter half of the 1990s was fueled by inflation of the money supply.
Booms create massive distortions and misallocations of capital and labor resources.
The longer and more intense the boom, stimulated by easy money, the bigger the distortions and bust that follow.
www.ncpa.org /pd/economy/pd010901a.html   (361 words)

 Boom and Bust in Telecommunications (SMEALSearch) - Pal,Rangaswamy,Giles,Debnath   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Boom and Bust in Telecommunications (SMEALSearch) - Pal,Rangaswamy,Giles,Debnath
This article documents the telecom boom and bust, and contends that it was caused by a combination of major changes in the regulatory landscape and rapid technological progress.
Both factors made it difficult for telecommunications firms and outside investors to accurately forecast supply and demand conditions in the industry.2 Thesinglemostimportanttelecommunicationsregulatorychangeinrecent years was the Telecommunications Act of 1996.
smealsearch.psu.edu /20752.html   (233 words)

 Welfare reform, in times of both boom and bust | csmonitor.com
NEW YORK – Vandy Griffin is known as a "welfare leaver." As a result, she's known some of the best of times, such as when she got her first job, and experienced a renewed sense of independence and excitement about the future.
It allowed leavers to take advantage of a booming job market, and gave employers short on employees extra incentives to train and provide extra supports to the welfare leavers.
At the same time, states were flush with cash and as their welfare caseloads shrank, they were able to use money that once went to income support to provide job training, child care, transportation, and health insurance for the leavers.
www.csmonitor.com /2003/0822/p01s03-uspo.html   (1120 words)

 Forbes.com: Symbol of boom and bust, Argentine Harrods reopens   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Forbes.com: Symbol of boom and bust, Argentine Harrods reopens
Symbol of boom and bust, Argentine Harrods reopens
But booming tourism, stable inflation and a more confident middle class are accounting for signs of life in Latin America's No. 3 economy.
www.forbes.com /markets/newswire/2003/10/16/rtr1111712.html   (558 words)

 "Paroxysms of Industrial Depression"
A theory of economic boom and crash is one of Henry George's two great purposes in Progress and Poverty.
This behavior is inconsistent with the premises of the "rational expectations" theorists, but is good history: it has been extensively documented, over several giant cycles of boom and crash.
This is exactly what Henry George is describing, in his theory of booms and busts.
www.henrygeorge.org /bust.htm   (1942 words)

 Asia Times - Asia's most trusted news source for the Middle East
Yet despite all the political turmoil and regional insecurity, it is also enjoying an unprecedented economic boom.
This led to a reduction of tourist arrivals in 2003 and forced many hotels and resorts to operate with excess capacity.
If the current political and security threats continue, Iran and the GCC countries might not be able to translate their high oil revenues into sustainable economic growth in the long run, and political factors might even bring the current economic boom to an end.
www.atimes.com /atimes/Middle_East/FF02Ak05.html   (1293 words)

 Term Paper on Boom and Bust: Financial Deregulation and the East Asian Financial Crisis of 1997/1998
Term Paper on Boom and Bust: Financial Deregulation and the East Asian Financial Crisis of 1997/1998
Boom and Bust: Financial Deregulation and the East Asian Financial Crisis of 1997/1998
Title: Boom and Bust: Financial Deregulation and the East Asian Financial Crisis of 1997/1998
www.swiftpapers.com /essay/Boom_and_Bust_Financial_Dereg-140097.html   (154 words)

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