Japans lost decade

Deflation: Bad for Japan, but Brutal for the U.S.?

With talk of outright falling prices gaining steam in the U.S., it pays to reexamine what happened in Japan during its "lost decade." Turns out that the Japanese economy had several buffers -- including less dependence on housing -- that the U.S. is now lacking.

Are we headed for our own lost decade?

Will our new-found miserly ways keep economic recovery out of our reach? What does the situation in Japan tell us?Over the last few weeks, the news...