Young and middle-age men began to drown, get run over and suffer asphyxiation and heart attacks in shocking numbers. There were all manner of suspicious, gruesome deaths, the details of which suggested alcohol abuse and suicide. The life expectancy for Russian men was plummeting; between andit dropped from 65 to
In Japan, so-called Abenomics is running out of steam, with the economy slowing since mid and edging close to recession. In the UK, uncertainty surrounding the June referendum on continued EU membership is leading firms to keep hiring and capital spending on hold.
And other advanced economies — such as Canada, Australia and Norway — face headwinds from low commodity prices. Things are not much better in most emerging economies. Among the five Brics countries, two Brazil and Russia are in recession, one South Africa is barely growing, another China is experiencing a sharp structural slowdown, and India is doing well only because — in the words of its central bank governor, Raghuram Rajan — in the kingdom of the blind, the one-eyed man is king.
Many other emerging markets have slowed since as well, owing to weak external conditions, economic fragility stemming from loose monetary, fiscal, and credit policies in the good yearsand, often, a move away from market-oriented reforms and toward variants of state capitalism.
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Read more Worse, potential growth has also fallen in advanced and emerging economies. For starters, high levels of private and public debt are constraining spending — especially growth-enhancing capital spending, which fell as a share of GDP after the global financial crisis and has not recovered to pre-crisis levels.
That decline in investment implies slower productivity growth, while ageing populations in developed countries — and in an increasing number of emerging markets for example, China, Russia, and South Korea — reduce the labour input in production. The rise in income and wealth inequality exacerbates the global saving glut, which is the counterpart of the global investment slump.
As income is redistributed from labour to capital, it flows from those who have a higher marginal propensity to spend low- and middle-income households to those who have a higher marginal propensity to save high-income households and corporations. Moreover, a protracted cyclical slump can lead to lower-trend growth.
Finally, with so many factors dragging down potential growth, structural changes are needed to boost potential growth. But such an overhaul is occurring at a suboptimal rate in advanced and emerging economies, because all of the costs and dislocations are front loaded, while the benefits occur over the medium and long term.
This gives opponents of reform a political advantage. Meanwhile, growth remains below the diminished potential. A painful de-leveraging process implies that private and public spending need to fall, and that savings must rise, to reduce high deficits and debts.
This process started in the US after the housing bust, then spread to Europe, and is ongoing in emerging markets that spent the past decade on a borrowing binge. At the same time, the policy mix has not been ideal.
With most advanced economies pivoting too quickly to fiscal retrenchment, the burden of reviving growth was placed almost entirely on unconventional monetary policieswhich have diminishing returns if not counterproductive effects.
Asymmetric adjustment between debtor and creditor economies has also undermined growth. The former, having overspent and under-saved, had to spend less and save more when markets forced them to do so, whereas the latter were not forced to spend more and save less.
This exacerbated the global savings glut and investment slump. Finally, hysteresis further weakened actual growth.One of the defining features of the neo-liberal era has been the buildup of private debt, particularly household debt.
The banks and policy makers all assured us that this was fine because wealth was being built with the debt until, of course, it came tumbling down for many as a result of the GFC. The U.S. economy to settling into a new normal No one could have predicted the length of time that the economy has required to recover.
A variety of economic headwinds have battered the recovery, causing output growth to be somewhat slower than was expected in prior projections. The efficacy of fusion surgery in addition to decompression surgery in patients who have lumbar spinal stenosis, with or without degenerative spondylolisthesis, has not been substantiated in.
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