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  • Outgoing conservativism, dextrovert, dextroversion; antonym, sinistrovert, sinistroversion.

    January 13, 2009

  • Poll or survey showing that things are too good *not* to be true, irrespective of margin of error

    January 9, 2009

  • "Pretend" accountancy; accounting procedures and regulatory oversight made up on the fly or by innumerates.

    January 9, 2009

  • 1. Sudden inability to afford luxury goods; 2, also used as term of approbation, as in "morally blingrupt;" (eg, wives who financially rightsize their luxury goods spending by divorcing up)

    January 9, 2009

  • Any financial product or instrument that resists explanation. Drivelatives typically generate scofit

    January 8, 2009

  • Paradox: brokers who generate scofit for scofit

    January 8, 2009

  • Government issue of bonds

    January 8, 2009

  • Index of how deep the economy has sunk

    January 8, 2009

  • 1.Illusory profit. 2. Remuneration for illusory profit

    January 8, 2009

  • Economic frottage: repeated suggestions that the Fed/Central bank will buy your fassets

    January 8, 2009

  • What you drink when the bubble bursts and there is no more kool-aid (source - Rachel Geman)

    January 8, 2009

  • 1. warning to those entering Washington DC; related to 2. malaise endemic to nation's capital. Thought to be treatable by being locked in a room with Ron Paul for several days, but that may be old Austrian wife's tale. (Hat tip, Rachel Geman)

    January 8, 2009

  • The prevailing philosophy for running the financial services sector in the early part of the 21st century, signifying a failure of managerial oversight in both degree and kind. Related to misunderestimation. (Source: Will Coviello)

    January 8, 2009

  • Sphincter-clenchingly apropos

    January 8, 2009

  • Brilliant Will - why don't you register and post them to the list? Or if you don't have the time, I can do it for you...

    T

    January 8, 2009

  • I deleted quantum deficits because its play on ideas in quantum physics... um...didn't quite work out...

    January 8, 2009

  • Hey - try come up with a neologism for post industrial, I want to have completely new coinages or usages on the list!

    Thanks

    Trevor

    January 8, 2009

  • A situation where the taxpayer buys an industry but not its product.

    January 8, 2009

  • Irrational, herd-like erotomania for the work of Ayn Rand among laissez faire economists.

    January 8, 2009

  • Fictitious assets, for example - the money we never *really* had in our 401k accounts

    January 8, 2009

  • When bankers go on bended knee to the Federal Reserve

    January 8, 2009

  • A rise in optimism in response to economic stimulus

    January 8, 2009

  • Try and think of a new way of saying post-industrial. It's a bit old fashioned for our *new* kind of postindustrialization

    January 8, 2009

  • I like to think of it applying to someone who's really good at sitting - deft positioning of the chair, smooth descent, exquisite poise.

    January 8, 2009

  • Depresslexia? How to speak Econorrhea?

    January 8, 2009

  • I'll take suggestions pollyanna

    January 8, 2009

  • Despair over currency stagnation, specifically the dollar; also used colloquially to describe any negative feedback caused by OPEC pricing.

    January 8, 2009

  • Successor to voodoo economics

    January 8, 2009

  • Increasing debt while simultaneously reducing the money supply. In banking, it is thought that defiscalation can only be thwarted by threats of defenestration. (See also creditastrophe)

    January 8, 2009

  • A process of defiscalation by which banks recklessly gave away money, government recklessly give money to replace the money the banks gave away, which the banks then recklessly hold on to.

    January 8, 2009

  • Deleveraging ostentation.

    January 8, 2009

  • The meltdown of the world financial system involving the extinction of credit.

    January 8, 2009

  • A celebration held in world capitals at various stages in a business cycle: in the expansion and at the peak of economic growth it tends to be better known as "a sure fire investment opportunity." It involves handing over large quantities of cash to a tanaholic guy considered a real investment maven by people on the golf course and - this is the crucial part of the ritual - not asking any questions about what said maven is going to do with it.

    On the downside of the business cycle, it involves losing said cash, and possibly also the keys to the fancy car, house, pants, and most of all the dignity once presumed of every human in a finely tailored suit, which is to say that they're sentient and not from the planet Moronia.

    January 8, 2009

  • If you b-----ds think your kids are going to look after you now...

    January 8, 2009

  • A tragicomedy running on Main Street USA; associated with an uptick in national consumption of spam (the meat product, not the email kind)

    January 8, 2009

  • A general term for what befell many Western economies in 2008, notably the U.S., Ireland, the United Kingdom, and Spain: people decided en masse to give their property back to the banks having never really owned it or anything else of value in the first place.

    January 8, 2009

  • Hard, testosterone-fueled thinking about economics, business and investment, resulting in irrational exuberance, volatility, flaccid returns and significant regrets; adj, priaponomic

    January 8, 2009

  • A condition, sometimes priaponomic, of desiring to read and hear more bad news about the economy. Synonymous with moving to Alaska for fear of social unrest in urban areas, and/or buying large quantities of tuna, beans, and semi-automatic weaponry

    January 8, 2009

  • Our national debt is a gazillion dollars; no wait, it appears that our children's national debt is a gazillion dollars.

    January 8, 2009

  • Our national debt is a gazillion dollars; no wait, it appears that our children's national debt is a gazillion dollars.

    January 8, 2009

  • The perfection of economic modeling through hindsight

    January 7, 2009

  • The eroticization of investment banking

    January 7, 2009

  • The act of using "truthy" statistics - such as the unemployment rate or the consumer price index. Yes, they're probably in the ballpark, but we're not quite sure how big the ballpark is.

    January 7, 2009

  • Economic equivalent of logorrhea but with an effect more akin to actual dysentery.

    Broadly refers to attempts to explain why trillions of dollars in the world economy suddenly ceased to exist in the fall of 2008.

    Specifically, any attempt to explain an economic principle, process, or effect that fails to follow the linguistic conventions of syntax and sense.

    Financial Times columnist Lucy Kellaway highlighted a perfect example of econorrhea in her 2008 Top Twaddle Awards. It came from a World Bank economist talking to the BBC World Service:

    "In our base case simulation there is an upside case that, er, corresponds on the flipside of the downside case in kind of an adverse direction"

    http://www.ft.com/cms/s/7518a0b8-dac8-11dd-8c28-000077b07658.html

    January 7, 2009

  • Priapic exuberance for free markets resulting from Ayn Randyism

    January 7, 2009

  • Derivative of Greenspanspin,when priapic exuberance for free markets ends in credit flaccidity and fiscal impotence.

    January 7, 2009

  • Bank rolling a fiscal black hole (aka TARP)

    January 7, 2009

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