Category Archives: Politics

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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The Presidential Debates—Will Democracy Survive?

Popular Economics Weekly Graph: Washington Post Much of the media lament over the first Democratic Presidential debates was whether the Democratic Party had moved too far to the left on immigration and healthcare—whether it was about decriminalizing Central American immigrants … Continue reading

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How to Provide More Housing For Everyone?

ANSWERING THE KENNEDYS’ CALL thelundreport.org I said in an earlier column “that part of the solution to the housing and homeless crisis has to be the responsibility of governments.” But the Silicon Valley giants Google, Apple, and Washington State’s Microsoft … 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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Saving Capitalism—Part II

Popular Economics Weekly Nobel laureate Joseph Stiglitz’s plea to save capitalism is important for a number of reasons; foremost is the survival of liberal democracy itself. Modern liberal democracies that we have known since WWII cannot survive if we cannot … Continue reading

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What Will Friday’s Unemployment Report Look Like?

Financial FAQs Econoday It may look better than the Associated Data Processing private payrolls report that precedes the BLS report, as have prior months’.  Private-sector employers hired just 27,000 people in May, a 7-year low, payroll processor ADP said Wednesday. … Continue reading

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Professor Stiglitz’s Plea to Save Capitalism

Popular Economics Weekly MarketWatch Nobel laureate economist Joseph Stiglitz has been saying he wants to make capitalism work for everyone again in various writings, just as it did post-WWII, including this CNN commentary on the recent Earth Day. Is there … Continue reading

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