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Slate picks up Accelerated Depreciation

Posted By Barry Ritholtz On September 8, 2004 @ 9:02 am In Media | Comments Disabled


Slate’s Moneybox [1] column picked up our recent two part series on Accelerated Depreciation of Capital Spending (ADCS) . . . They were quite benevolent, and had embarrassingly kind words for your humble scribe.

The two part series Slate refers to is an extension of a question which has been puzzling me for quite a while: Why have Economists been so wrong — and by so much, and for so long — about Job Growth? Or as the WSJ put it, why is “Slow Job Growth Puzzling Economists?”

This was initially a very l o n g piece: Economists vs. Job Creation: Why the disconnect? [2] Subsequently, I refocused it on ADCS, and then split that into two 2 readily digestable parts:

Part I
Download Word Doc [3]
Download PDF [4]

Part II

Download PDF [5]
Download Word Doc [6]

It is a challenge to make the wonk stuff jargon-free and understandable to the layperson. Please let me know if I succeeded in doing so . . .

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[1] Slate’s Moneybox: http://slate.msn.com/id/2106372/

[2] Economists vs. Job Creation: Why the disconnect?: http://bigpicture.typepad.com/comments/2004/08/economists_vs_j.html

[3] Download Word Doc: http://bigpicture.typepad.com/comments/files/accelerated_deprecitiatio.doc

[4] Download PDF: http://bigpicture.typepad.com/comments/files/accelerated_deprecitiatio.pdf

[5] Download PDF: http://bigpicture.typepad.com/comments/files/adcs_part_ii.pdf

[6] Download Word Doc: http://bigpicture.typepad.com/comments/files/adcs_part_ii.doc

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