Has there ever been a case of real-life hyperdeflation, where prices race downwards? [more inside]
posted by curuinor
on Jul 23, 2011 -
Greg Clark in Farewell to Alms has a great picture of living standards over recorded human history - looks like a long hockey stick of static poverty, til 1700s, when it shoots up. I'd like to find more specific economic data at the macro level for ancient Israel through the 1st century, as well as Greece and Rome to that same period. Data, moreso than analysis. [more inside]
posted by scunning
on Mar 13, 2011 -
Economics for clotheshorses: Help me learn how consumer goods and services & manufacturing and business practices have changed for better and/or worse. [more inside]
posted by stuck on an island
on Feb 25, 2010 -
Is there some database of historical market prices for commodities? As in, if I wanted to know the average market price for a tonne of salt petre in 1835 where would I look?
posted by selenized
on May 14, 2009 -
What are the best "grand theory" books and essays purporting to explain generally how the world works - at the macro, economic/political/historical/sociological/foreign policy scale - written in or after the 20th century?
posted by shivohum
on May 12, 2009 -
What is the definitive economic history that details contemporary thought regarding the Great Depression? [more inside]
posted by prunes
on Aug 23, 2008 -
EconomicPolicyFilter: I'm reading The Shock Doctrine
by Naomi Klein. It's making me angry, but I don't know whether it's making me justifiably
angry. Is she right? Or is she terribly biased and distorting the facts? [more inside]
posted by heatherann
on Jan 25, 2008 -
When I was younger, I read a sociology textbook trying to find out why sociology was treated as a separate discipline and how it differs fundamentally from the other social sciences. I learned a lot about Weber and Durkheim, but I still don't get it. Can you help? [more inside]
posted by StrikeTheViol
on Sep 11, 2007 -
I am looking for a resource, preferably online, that will give me historical real estate sales data for a particular city. Ideally I would like to see the average sales price by month from the year 1974 until the present. Any ideas?
posted by tirebouchon
on Dec 18, 2004 -
Can anyone point me to a nonpartisan economic study of tax cuts, the theory behind their effects on the economy, and the history of the economic effects of pre-21st century tax cuts?
posted by blakewest
on Mar 26, 2004 -