Tuesday, August 7, 2012

NAI Global’s Chief Economist Sees Unprecedented Global Government Intervention in his Latest White Paper


NAI Global’s Chief Economist Sees Unprecedented 
Global Government Intervention in his Latest White Paper

“As regulatory legislation becomes increasingly burdensome, 
businesses are at the mercy of an unfamiliar and ever changing political landscape,” 
states NAI Global Chief Economist Dr. Peter Linneman.

PRINCETON, NJ, August 6, 2012 – In his latest white paper, “Unprecedented Global Government Intervention,” NAI Global Chief Economist, Dr. Peter Linneman, discusses the dangers and pitfalls of the extraordinary wave of global government intervention we are currently witnessing in capital markets. Citing historical examples, he demonstrates that intervention leads to prolonged periods of stagnation and uncertainty; “In all, government activity is now deterring the very investment it was hoping to spur.”

“As we enter the third quarter of 2012, we are seeing the pattern of unprecedented government intervention continue,” states Dr. Linneman. “Governments around the world are using the powerful tools at their disposal; spending, regulations, fiscal policy, and taxes to interfere with the free market in hope of sparking economic recovery. The result is that instead of recovery, we are experiencing further distress as the Euro crisis intensifies and even Brazil and China’s economies slow.”

On the U.S. economy, Dr. Linneman notes, “the irony is that the belief in big government is occurring even as trust in the U.S. government (and most other governments) is near an all-time low.”  He adds, “Huge deficit spending causes private spending to decline as the private sector realizes that it has a greater future tax liability of equal magnitude. We have witnessed this in the U.S., almost dollar-for-dollar in deficit spending.”

The white paper also addresses the historical cause and effects of regulatory intervention, unemployment statistics, and the upcoming Fiscal Cliff set to unfold in January 2013.

Unprecedented Global Government Intervention follows Global Economic Round-Up where Dr. Linneman evaluated the state of the global economy in Europe, Asia and the United States, including the impact of the continuing European debt crisis, the rise of China and India and the current state of the U.S. economic recovery.  NAI Global’s white papers and research resources are available for free download atwww.naiglobal.com under Publications/Articles & White Papers.

About NAI Global
NAI Global is one of the leading commercial real estate services providers worldwide. Headquartered in Princeton, New Jersey, NAI Global manages a network of 5,000 commercial real estate professionals and 350 offices in over 55 countries, and completes over $45 billion in annual transaction volume. Since 1978, NAI Global clients have built their businesses on the power of NAI’s expanding network. NAI Global’s extensive services include corporate real estate services, brokerage and leasing, property and facilities management, real estate investment and capital market services, due diligence, global supply chain consulting and related advisory services. To learn more, visit www.naiglobal.com.

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Contact:  Vito Barbiera, Director of Communications, vbarbiera@naiglobal.com

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