Category Archives: Macro Economics

Good Initial Q1 GDP Growth

Popular Economics Weekly Graph: bea.gov Real gross domestic product (GDP) increased at an annual rate of 2.3 percent in the first quarter of 2018, according to the “advance” estimate released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. In the fourth quarter, … Continue reading

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The Results of Our Record Income Inequality

Financial FAQs We know the results of trickle-down economic theory that says lower taxes and government regulations are supposed to lift all boats, as epitomized in Republicans’ latest tax bill. After the ninth year of this recovery, just 10 percent … Continue reading

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Manufacturing Leading 2018 US Growth For How Long?

Popular Economics Weekly Graph: Econoday US manufacturing looks to lead US economic activity this year. Why? Durable goods orders are growing incredibly fast, which are any products that last more than 3 years. This means aircraft and military goods, as … Continue reading

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Where is the Inflation, Higher Growth?

Financial FAQs The drumbeat for a higher inflation target is picking up. The Chicago Fed’s Charles Evans recently advocated a less hawkish Fed stanch on maintaining the 2 percent inflation target with few signs of inflation even on the horizon. … Continue reading

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A Gangbusters February Employment Report

Popular Economics Weekly The U.S. added 313,000 new jobs in February, the biggest gain in a year and a half and clear evidence that a strong economy has plenty of room to keep expanding, said Marketwatch. The unemployment rate of … Continue reading

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How Bad Is Our Trade Deficit?

Financial FAQs President Trump just announced a 25 percent tariff (tax) on imported steel, and 10 percent tariff on aluminum. Will this improve our 2017 $566 billion trade deficit? Can we lower our trade deficit with higher tariffs on such … Continue reading

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How Bad Is Our Trade Deficit?

Financial FAQs President Trump just announced a 25 percent tariff (tax) on imported steel, and 10 percent tariff on aluminum. Will this improve our 2017 $566 billion trade deficit? Can we lower our trade deficit with higher tariffs on such … Continue reading

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