We are going through the most severe global financial crisis since the days of Great Depression. Governments and major policy makers of world economy have taken notice of the urgency of the situation and frantic steps are undertaken to stem the rot. At the core of the term 'recession', spirals of several financial faults are intermixed. A recession is a contraction phase of the business cycle. This definition looks scary, and rightfully so. Almost every facet of our lives as consumers is affected by a recession. If we look closely at the problem, we find few fundamental causes. Foremost among them is, complacent regulatory norms in USA. USA has enjoyed sustainable economic development with cushion of low inflation rates over last two decades. This resulted into complete ignorance of essential business cycle of economy. Another important reason was failure of top echelons of management to provide sense of direction to their deal makers. Greed took over and the rest is history. However, USA has started taking serious policy decisions to control the worsening situation.

Another one of the important causes of economic recession is falling demand for goods and services. It's not hard to understand that if we produce more than we are consuming. the demand for the excess production just won't be there, and we have a waste of resources. There is a free electronic book that has just been published by an economist who has been carefully studying the current economic crisis. The information presented in the book can help anyone, regardless of what your present circumstances may be. I highly suggest you check it out by following the link below.

The foreclosure crisis is the immediate crisis for triggering of a crisis of astronomical proportions that has come to be termed the The Great Recession. The sub-prime mortgages leading to tumbling foreclosures can be regarded as the immediate cause but there are deeper underlying reasons. Many argue that the trouble broke because consumer debts reaching unsustainable levels. This has caused the economy to downsize itself to the proper levels equal to the income of the consumers. Technological advancement in the Internet field caused a revolution that led to a sudden increase in gains for the mother country - USA. But as with all other inventions, when the newness brushed off to other parts of the world, the rate of profit too went burst. But nevertheless already gains were made and some people were sitting with money.

The higher the rate of inflation, the smaller the percentage of goods and services that can be purchased with the same amount of money. This may be because of increased production costs, higher energy costs and national debt. When the prices of goods reach their ever higher stage, people tend to cut on overall spending, luxurious spending, restrict them towards basic necessities and thus save more n more. As a result, GDP declines when people begin to cut expenditures in order to cut down costs. This makes the companies to cut their costs as well and they chuck out workers which brings unemployment.

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