Monthly Archives: September 2017

Who Needs a Tax Cut?

Popular Economics Weekly It turns out very few of us need a tax cut. Marketwatch economist Rex Nutting calculates that those in the 60 percent middle-income brackets—from $32,000 to $140,000 per year—pay just an average 2.5 percent in income taxes. … Continue reading

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Tightening Credit = Bad Economic News (Revised)

Popular Economics Weekly When is the next financial crisis? A Deutsche Bank study predicts it could be sooner than we know, as I said last week. Because the Federal Reserve reiterated its intent to begin to sell off the $4.5 … Continue reading

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Bad News for Workers = Bad Economic News!

Popular Economics Weekly Personal incomes have been increasing just 2.5 percent on average for several years. The problem is that’s not adequate GDP growth to pay down the $10 trillion in worldwide debt that’s been issued since 2008 to get … Continue reading

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Factory Orders, Business Investment Rising at the Right Time

Popular Economics Weekly The US Dollar’s decline against foreign currencies, mostly due to geopolitical worries such as N. Korea’s nuclear intentions, is already helping the manufacturing sector with a sharp rise in factory orders. This will be aided by Hurricanes … Continue reading

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The Art of the Scam

Popular Economics Weekly Did you have that queasy feeling; the ‘sick to your stomach’ feeling, when it was announced that Donald Trump was elected President of the United States?  I did. How could someone so obviously unqualified to be president … Continue reading

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The Art of the Scam

Popular Economics Weekly Did you have that queasy feeling; the ‘sick to your stomach’ feeling, when it was announced that Donald Trump was elected President of the United States?  I did. How could someone so obviously unqualified to be president … Continue reading

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Another Decent Employment Report

Financial FAQs The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that 156,000 additional nonfarm payroll jobs were created in August, which was less than expected, but will be enough to keep markets happy. And the unemployment rate edged up to 4.4 percent … Continue reading

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