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  • v. To spend more than one earns.


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dis- +‎ save


  • As Japanese dissave, it will have to be from overseas.

    Selling Trade to Japan

  • Retail investors, large holders of cash, dissave (thus reversing one of the key drivers of asset deflation) and divest deposits into equity assets.

    Japan's Debt Conundrum

  • Ultimately, if America is going to dissave to this extent, there are only a few ways to make the equation work — we will either need to accept a lower level of investment or rely on an increase in personal savings, higher levels of retained earnings by corporations, or greater foreign purchases of our debt.

    Treasurys and the Danger of Short-Term Debt

  • Some people have had to dissave–turn savings into expenditures–because their income has fallen maybe because they have become unemployed below the level necessary to cover their basic expenses.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » 2009 » August

  • Under this scenario, the cycles should involve rising consumer demand during downturns, as people lose faith in intermediaries and dissave.

    Memo to Krugman and DeLong: Start a Little Differently, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • When you buy a movie ticket, you dissave, but the movie theater saves the same amount.

    US Market Commentary from Seeking Alpha

  • And while older people spend a larger percentage of their income - that is, they save less and eventually dissave - the fact is that they spend far fewer dollars per capita than their younger counterparts. Latest Headlines

  • The evidence strongly suggests that Japanese consumers dissave into old age and as Mr Horioka ends his article, this is likely to have important ramifications on global imbalances assuming, I guess, that as Japanese consumers steadily move into a state of negative saving the economy will move into a current account deficit.


  • Standard life cycle theory states that consumers run down their assets into old age (dissave) and thus that a rapidly ageing society at some point should move into a state of perpetual dissaving with the consequence in an open economy context being an external deficit


  • As Martin Wolf evidently points out, this is ultimately a question of a secular decline in investment demand to which Japanese corporations only can do two things; dissave to match the decline in investment demand or let those savings flow out in the form of an external surplus.



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