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Harlan Green is editor/publisher of PopularEconomics.com, and content provider of 3 weekly columns to various blogs--Popular Economics Weekly and The Huffington Post

Loneliness in America is a Public Health Problem

ANSWERING THE KENNEDYS CALL As part of our series on community-building I am reporting on what happens to Americans as a result of the breakdown of community, which Robert Putnam first documented in his best-seller, “Bowling Alone: the Collapse and … Continue reading

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Why aren’t Wages Growing Faster?

Popular Economics Weekly Graph: FRED Interest rates are far too low for this late in the recovery from the Great Recession. We know this because the Treasury Yield Curve has been falling that measures the difference between the 10-year and … Continue reading

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Slower July Jobs Growth

Popular Economics Weekly Graph: MarketWatch Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 157,000 in July, and the unemployment rate edged down to 3.9 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Employment increased in professional and business services, in manufacturing, … Continue reading

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Americans More Educated Than Ever!

ANSWERING THE KENNEDYS CALL   Education is the linchpin for continued growth in American and worldwide Democracies. To that end, Popular Economics wants to share this inspiring new report from the US Census Bureau’s America Counts series. Stay tuned, as … Continue reading

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The Rebuilding of Local Communities

ANSWERING the KENNEDYS CALL Where does the rebuilding of local communities that creates a sense of healthy community itself really happen? At the local level, whether it be in neighborhoods, towns, or cities. It is everywhere residents find a reason … Continue reading

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Better Economic Growth Ahead?

Popular Economics Weekly Real gross domestic product increased at an annual rate of 4.1 percent in the second quarter of 2018, according to the “advance” estimate released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. In the first quarter, real GDP increased … Continue reading

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Housing Sales Are Slowing

The Mortgage Corner Existing-home sales decreased for the third straight month in June, as declines in the South and West exceeded sales gains in the Northeast and Midwest, reports the National Association of Realtors. The ongoing supply and demand imbalance … Continue reading

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