“Wages must fall!”: What all good Keynesians should say

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December 15, 2011
by Bryan Caplan  
Posted in Commentary

"The gloating is easy to understand. After all, nominal wage rigidity is the driving assumption of the Keynesian model. Unemployment is just a labor surplus; since wages are the price of labor, the fundamental cause of unemployment has to be excessive wages. .... What's hard to understand, though, is Keynesian neglect of -- if not outright hostility to -- the logical implication of their argument: Wages must fall!" (12/15/11)



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