stagnation

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stagnation

[stag′nā·shən]
(hydrology)
The condition of a body of water unstirred by a current or wave.
The condition of a glacier that has stopped flowing.
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And while this was found to some extent through an enormous financial explosion the resulting financial bubble (or bubbles) has generated fears of sudden bubble-bursting events, leading to cascading defaults of the kind that have preceded deep stagnations.
Wyss suggests that a cyclical downturn since it would be automatically followed by a cyclical upturn represents a less serious threat to the accumulation process than a continuation or a deepening of the stagnation that has plagued the U.
The biggest worry is the possibility that a further financial crisis brought on by such factors will lead to the kind of deep-seated, unrelenting stagnation that has plagued the Japanese economy since the bursting of its financial bubble in late 1989.
But if the specter of stagnation is haunting the U.
If persistent and prolonged stagnation is the "big fear" of those running today's economy how is it to be explained?