Monthly Archives: December 2018

In Search of a Moral Economy

Financial FAQs vox.com Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders defined a moral economy in a recent Duke University dialogue with the Reverend William Barber II: ““A moral economy is one that says, ‘In the wealthiest country in the history of the world, … Continue reading

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Will 2019 Be Year U.S. Begins to Reunite?

Popular Economics Weekly vox.com Wonder of wonders, is New York Times conservative columnist David Brooks becoming a neo-Keynesian, New Deal economist? This is the term coined for those younger economists, such as Nobel economists Paul Krugman, Joe Stiglitz and George … Continue reading

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Will 2019 Be Year U.S. Begins to Reunite?

Popular Economics Weekly vox.com Wonder of wonders, is New York Times conservative columnist David Brooks becoming a neo-Keynesian, New Deal economist? This is the term coined for those younger economists, such as Nobel economists Paul Krugman, Joe Stiglitz and George … Continue reading

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Why the Fed’s Obsession With Inflation?

Popular Economics Weekly tradingeconomics.com/FRED The Federal Reserve’s December FOMC statement, said, after increasing their overnight rate another one-quarter percent: “Consistent with its statutory mandate, the Committee seeks to foster maximum employment and price stability. The Committee judges that some further … Continue reading

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Where Goes the Housing Market?

The Mortgage Corner Calculated Risk WASHINGTON (December 19, 2018) – Existing-home sales increased in November, said the National Association of Realtors®, marking two consecutive months of increases. Three of four major U.S. regions saw gains in sales activity last month. … Continue reading

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Why Isn’t Inflation a Problem?

Popular Economics Weekly us.econoday.com It looks like inflation will no longer be a problem holding back consumer spending for the forseeable future; or in any other economy in the developed world as well. It’s not a problem because economies today … Continue reading

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Our Loneliest Generation?

Answering the Kennedys Call theatlantic.com Much of my forthcoming book, Answering the Kennedys Call; Solutions in Public Service and Community-Building for the Future documents how we can rebuild the broken communities and sense of isolation that is afflicting so many … Continue reading

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It’s the Third Largest Housing Boom Ever!

The Mortgage Corner fred.stlouisfed.org The 10-year Treasury bond yield has fallen back to 2.86 percent, which is usually recession territory. And the 30-year conforming fixed rate is 4.125 percent again with a 1-point origination fee. This is unheard of in … Continue reading

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Weaker Employment Report Due to Trade Wars?

Financial FAQs MarketWatch.com Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 155,000 in November, and the unemployment rate remained unchanged at 3.7 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Job gains occurred in health care, in manufacturing, and in transportation … Continue reading

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Trade Wars Hurt U.S. the Most!

Popular Economics Weekly Econoday.com Is the trade war hurting U.S. jobs? Yes, says Mauldin Economics’ Patrick Watson, among others. Watson uses US automakers as an example. Ford and GM estimate that the 25 percent steel and 10 percent aluminum tariffs … Continue reading

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