Category Archives: Politics

The Art of the Scam

Popular Economics Weekly Did you have that queasy feeling; the ‘sick to your stomach’ feeling, when it was announced that Donald Trump was elected President of the United States?  I did. How could someone so obviously unqualified to be president … 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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Are Corporate Taxes Too Low?

Financial FAQs As congress now pivots to the debate on tax reform—when and if they can agree on raising the debt ceiling—why is a lower corporate tax rate part of the proposal? The federal budget deficit can’t decline unless congress … Continue reading

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Where is Badly Needed Infrastructure Investment?

Financial FAQs The all-Republican congress and Whitehouse are making a serious mistake in letting politics and ideology get in the way of economic growth. Does anyone seriously believe their attempts to repeal Obamacare would work with so many of their … Continue reading

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Retail Sales Back, But Not Consumers

The Mortgage Corner It turns out consumers decided to shop again in July, as retail sales surged in all categories. This includes online sales these days, as retailers adapt to the new reality that one large store size doesn’t fit … Continue reading

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Why the Greater Lawlessness?

Popular Economics Weekly We knew as far back as Nixon’s Watergate that the Republican party harbors a lawless tendency when it suits them. Why else would President Reagan engineer the illicit Iran contra arms deal with the Ayatollah Khomeini, or, … Continue reading

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What Happened to Rising Wages?

Popular Economics Weekly Everything should point to higher wages and salaries ahead for employees with a 4.3 percent unemployment rate and record corporate profits, but corporate profits go mainly to their executives and owners (and their stockholders) these days. The … Continue reading

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