Monthly Archives: April 2012

What Has Caused Record Inequality (and Greater Recessions)?

Popular Economics Weekly Economists Lawrence Mishel and Heidi Shierholz of the labor think tank Economic Policy Institute (EPI) have been asking a question in their latest work that is at the root of our various economic crises, “Why did the … Continue reading

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Rental Markets Strongest in Q1

The Mortgage Corner After hitting bottom in 2010, Reis Reports, a leading rental property analyst, reported in Q1, “After five quarters of improvement, it is apparent that we are in the midst of a recovery in the office sector”, said … Continue reading

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Employment Will Drive Recovery in 2012

Popular Economics Weekly It seems the lingering doubts about better growth in 2012 have nothing to do with reality. Predictions that job growth may have slowed come from a recent uptick in weekly initial jobless claims, but such numbers are … Continue reading

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The National Mortgage Settlement

The Mortgage Corner The $25B National Mortgage Settlement has finally been signed off by a federal judge, and 5 of the largest banks will begin the process of providing relief to the estimated 9 million present or former homeowners who … Continue reading

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The Terrible Cost of Bush II’s Deficit

Popular Economics Weekly It is now becoming evident just how much damage the GW Bush budget deficit has done to the U.S. In part from the tax cuts of 2001 and 2003, which sharply reduced taxes on income, capital gains, … Continue reading

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Jobs Key to 2012 Election

Popular Economics Weekly We know what will win or lose the 2012 Presidential election—jobs. Will enough jobs be created to give Obama a second term? Or, will enough independent voters change horses (to elephants) and become Republicans, because not enough … Continue reading

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2012 Election—The Propaganda Campaign Begins

Financial FAQs Now that Mitt Romney seems to have sewed up the Republican delegates needed for his Presidential candidacy, the war for the Hearts and Minds of Americans begins in earnest. And we can trust that the Lee Atwater—Karl Rove … Continue reading

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