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  • The Aleph Blog

    Social Security Troubles

    We have known for many years that Social Security’s Disability Trust Fund was in far worse  shape than the Retirement Trust Fund, which is also not in good shape.  The rolls for Social Security Disability have risen dramatically since 2009, with many applying for disability amid a time where jobs are hard to find.  Personally, I think that people should plan for their own possi...more

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  • Real Time Economics

    Economists Pick Through the Bank of Korea’s Toolkit

    A man walks past the Bank of Korea headquarters in Seoul. Bloomberg News As expectations build that the Bank of Korea will lower its policy rate in August for the first time in over a year, economists are speculating about other steps the central bank may take to boost growth. The BOK has actually already promised to expand its lending by 3 trillion won ($2.9 billion) to commercial ...more

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  • Real Time Economics

    Rare Beltway Bipartisanship: Bashing Japan Trade Policy

    Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Reuters It’s hard to get Republicans and Democrats to team up on anything these days in Washington. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe seems to have accomplished what President Barack Obama rarely can: sparking broad bipartisan agreement – in attacking Japan’s trade policy. A letter sent to Mr. Obama Wednesday, signed by 140 members of Congr...more

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Otaviano Canuto

Otaviano Canuto is Senior Advisor on BRICS Economies in the Development Economics Department, World Bank, a new position established by President Kim to bring a fresh research focus to this increasingly critical area. He also has an extensive academic background, serving as Professor of Economics at the University of Sao Paulo and University of Campinas (UNICAMP) in Brazil.

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