Category Archives: Keynesian economics

Job Claims Down, GDP Revised Up, And 2017?

Financial FAQs Initial weekly jobless claims for unemployment benefits, the best predictor of employment trends, continues downward, but with some upward blips of late that are probably due to still severe weather in the northeast (snow) and south (tornadoes). And … Continue reading

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A Greater Lawlessness—Self Interest vs. The Common Interest

Popular Economics Weekly Are we at the beginning of an era of Greater Lawlessness, or nearing the end, with the greatest law breaking we may have seen in our lifetime? And are we at the beginning or end of the … Continue reading

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156,000 Payroll Jobs, 4.7% Employment

Popular Economics Weekly The highlight of the December unemployment report was that wages rose 2.9 percent annually. And nonfarm payrolls rose a lower-than-expected 156,000 in December but added a net 19,000 to the two prior months (November now at 204,000 … Continue reading

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Why The Years of Slow Growth?

Popular Economics Weekly Pundits have decried it. Donald Trump has criticized the ‘lousy’ U.S. economy in many of his Tweets, and economists have lamented the 2.4 percent GDP growth rate since 2000, at the time of the dot-com bubble bust. … Continue reading

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Trump Voters and The Drug Epidemic

Popular Economics Weekly Why should so many rust-belt citizens vote for President-Elect Donald Trump, who is patently against the interest of working class voters? I am speaking of his promise to revoke Obamacare, which will make the 20-30 million dependent … Continue reading

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Why Brexit?

Financial FAQs Brexit, the British vote to exit the European Union, was precipitated by many factors, including Brit’s fear of loss of sovereignty due to the Schengen requirement that it open its borders to citizens of other EU countries.  And … Continue reading

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The Fed Can’t Really Grow US Economy

Popular Economics Weekly Most eyes are watching Janet Yellen and the Fed’s Jackson Hole conference, where she hinted at a possible raise in short term rates this September. Higher rates are really not needed. Nothing she says in Jackson Hole … Continue reading

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