Monthly Archives: August 2017

Are Corporate Taxes Too Low?

Financial FAQs As congress now pivots to the debate on tax reform—when and if they can agree on raising the debt ceiling—why is a lower corporate tax rate part of the proposal? The federal budget deficit can’t decline unless congress … Continue reading

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Cheaper Dollar Will Help Job Growth

Popular Economics Weekly The U.S. Dollar is falling due to a number of factors. And this will boost the export of manufactured goods, as our goods will now be cheaper overseas. It will hurt imports, which become more expensive (even … Continue reading

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Where Are the New Homes?

The Mortgage Corner There is a surging demand for new home that builders find hard to meet.  New-home sales fell in July to 571,000 units, though May and June totals were revised upward. That’s because the Census Bureau estimate comes … Continue reading

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Where is Badly Needed Infrastructure Investment?

Financial FAQs The all-Republican congress and Whitehouse are making a serious mistake in letting politics and ideology get in the way of economic growth. Does anyone seriously believe their attempts to repeal Obamacare would work with so many of their … Continue reading

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Will There Be Tax Reform?

Popular Economics Weekly After Republicans’ failure to repeal Obamacare, they will now attempt to pass a budget, and tax reform plan. But the $1 trillion in spending cuts (mainly from Medicare) they hoped with the repeal of Obamacare, which would … Continue reading

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Retail Sales Back, But Not Consumers

The Mortgage Corner It turns out consumers decided to shop again in July, as retail sales surged in all categories. This includes online sales these days, as retailers adapt to the new reality that one large store size doesn’t fit … Continue reading

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Why the Greater Lawlessness?

Popular Economics Weekly We knew as far back as Nixon’s Watergate that the Republican party harbors a lawless tendency when it suits them. Why else would President Reagan engineer the illicit Iran contra arms deal with the Ayatollah Khomeini, or, … Continue reading

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