Did easy credit drive the three-decade rise in the price of basic necessities?

Reactions to New Yorker's Larry Summers profile: Felix Salmon, Dean Baker, Noam, Brad DeLong, Ezra Klein, and Matt Yglesias

Suriowiecki says the death of the consumer has been greatly exaggerated.

Sweden's negative interest rates affect very few banks.

How did prediction markets get the 2016 Olympics city so wrong?