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    02.26.15
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    “In the 1960s and 1970s, an additional dollar of earnings or borrowing was associated with about a 40-cent increase in investment,” wrote Roosevelt Institute’s J.W. Mason. “Since the 1980s, less than 10 cents of each borrowed dollar is invested ...[and] shareholder payouts have nearly doubled; in the second half of 2007, aggregate payouts actually exceeded aggregate investment. ...This change in corporate finance, associated with the “shareholder revolution,” means there is good reason to believe that the real economy benefits less from the easier credit provided by macroeconomic policy than it once did.”

     

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