Category Archives: Macro Economics

The Irrelevance of President Trump

Popular Economics Weekly It’s sad for America that the President of the United States has become irrelevant to most of the problems facing Americans and the world. But it’s heartening as well, because in choosing to return to a 1950’s … Continue reading

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Tax Reform—Who Needs It?

Financial FAQs Firstly, we know this isn’t real tax reform when the respective Senate and House bills allow an additional $1.5 trillion in debt added to the existing $20 trillion of national debt. Why, when during prosperous times such as … Continue reading

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Increasing Growth Ahead, But Watch for Bubbles!

Financial FAQs Maybe it’s the natural disasters plaguing U.S. Or the fact businesses haven’t been investing in future growth until now. But the times they are a’changin, as GDP grew 3 percent in Q3 for the second quarter in a … Continue reading

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Boom Times for Manufacturing

Popular Economics Weekly A measure used by economists to track investment, known as core capital orders (minus defense and aircraft), rose 4 percent in the 12 months ended in September. It has risen 1.3 percent for three consecutive months, according … Continue reading

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JOLTS Report – Too Many Job Openings!

Financial FAQs The Labor Department reported today that there were 6.1 million job openings in August in its JOLTS report, or Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey, which was “little changed” from July, while hirings remained far behind at 5.430 … 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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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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