Category Archives: Macro Economics

Manufacturing slows as Trade Wars Quicken

Popular Economics Weekly Trade wars are not really winnable anymore—at least the way President Trump wants to conduct them—or any wars for that matter. This is because we no longer live in a win-lose world where the strong are able … Continue reading

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Who Pays For the Tariff Wars?

Popular Economics Weekly It’s unfortunate that we have to keep returning to the most unpleasant of topics— higher taxes. But that’s what the White House is doing with their various Chinese, Mexican, and European tariffs. They seem to be waging … Continue reading

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Part II—What’s Wrong With Capitalism?

Financial FAQs Pete Buttigieg, Mayor of South Bend, Indiana and Presidential candidate, said to NBC’s Chuck Todd, “of course I’m a capitalist and America is a capitalist society, but it’s got to be democratic capitalism,” per the NYTimes’ Michael Tomasky. … Continue reading

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What’s Wrong With Capitalism?

Financial FAQs Winston Churchill once said, “No one pretends that democracy is perfect or all-wise. Indeed, it has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all those other forms that have been tried from time to … Continue reading

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This Is Not a Recession!

Financial FAQs fred stlouisfed.org. There is no ‘looming’ recession about to happen, in spite of the warnings from pundits; none of whom are reputable economists to date. For instance, Trump’s new pick for the Federal Reserve Board is not a … Continue reading

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Why Do We Depend on the Fed??

Financial FAQs The March FOMC meeting ended today, the Fed left rates unchanged, and financial markets are spinning their wheels attempting to guess what happens next—e.g., how many rates hikes this year? The Fed’s decision to pause their rate hikes … Continue reading

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Even More Job Openings!

Financial FAQs Calculated Risk The consensus from the Labor Department’s latest JOLTS report is job openings (graph yellow line) keep rising and employers are scrambling to fill them. January’s number of job openings rose 1.4 percent to 7.581 million that … Continue reading

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