Monthly Archives: August 2013

Martin Luther King Worried About Economic Injustice

Popular Economics Weekly Martin Luther King said the basis of disparities between the races had as much to do with income inequality as outright racism in his book, Why We Can’t Wait.  “Many white Americans of good will have never … Continue reading

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Case-Shiller Home Prices, Consumer Confidence Continue Rise

The Mortgage Corner Housing prices continue to climb, but not as fast in the hardest hit areas of Las Vegas and some Florida cities. This is probably because mortgage rates have already risen 1 percent. But rates are no longer … Continue reading

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What’s The Fed To Do?

Popular Economics Weekly Why the debate over who should be the next Federal Reserve Chairman? There is a tug of war going on between inflation ‘doves’ and ‘hawks’ within the Fed. The debate is whether inflation is or will be … Continue reading

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Our Poor Inflation Record

Popular Economics Weekly Inflation has fallen so low that it threatens this economic recovery. Why? Producers can’t charge more for their products, therefore can’t increase profits unless they use fewer workers and greater automation to replace them.  So there is … Continue reading

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Housing Starts, Builder Confidence Improve

Popular Economics Weekly Housing made somewhat of a comeback in July and taking into account wet weather on the East coast should be taken as stronger than face value.  Housing starts in July rebounded 5.9 percent after falling 7.9 percent … Continue reading

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How To Lower That Household Debt?

Financial FAQs Here is the underlying reason our economy isn’t growing faster, hence creating more jobs. Household debt hasn’t even declined to early 2000 levels, mainly because household incomes haven’t risen above 2000 levels, after inflation is factored in. Mortgage … Continue reading

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Will Interest Rates Continue to Rise?

The Mortgage Corner We think not.  Interest rates are rising, mainly due to some Fed Governors saying they may begin to end the QE3 purchase of securities later this year. But that is based on overly optimistic growth projections by … Continue reading

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