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When Is Faster Growth Coming?

Popular Economics Weekly Where is the promised growth, with almost full employment? GDP growth was revised up from 1.5 to 2.1 percent Q2 to Q3, and is up 2.2 percent annually? When, if ever, will it return to the historical … Continue reading

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What Are Economic Lessons From ‘The Martian’?

Financial FAQs What can we learn from The Martian, a terrific novel and movie starring Matt Damon as an Astronaut in the not too distant future thought dead and left behind on Mars during a violent dust storm? It was … Continue reading

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Baltimore and the Lessons of Inequality

Financial FAQs David Brook’s most recent New York Times Oped talks about the dissolution of social bonds in Baltimore neighborhoods. “Even in poorest Baltimore, there once were informal rules of behavior governing how cops interacted with citizens,” he says in … Continue reading

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The Economic Consequences of Too Much Inequality

Financial FAQs A new report released by the World Economic Forum, ranks rising inequality as the top trend facing the globe in 2015, according to a survey of 1,767 global leaders from business, academia, government and non-profits, many of whom … Continue reading

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Government Wasn’t the Problem

Popular Economics Weekly If the latest unemployment report tells us anything, it is that government isn’t the problem that has caused the weak U.S. recovery, but a private sector that is focused solely on maximizing profits for their investors and … Continue reading

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Jobs Recession Finally Over?

Financial FAQs Is the jobs recession finally over? It’s taken this long to bring employment back to pre-Great Recession levels. Overall employment is still slightly below the pre-recession peak (437 thousand fewer total jobs).  But private employment is now above … Continue reading

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Weak Employment–American Austerity at Work

Popular Economics Weekly Is economic growth grinding to a halt, even as pundits predicted better growth in 2014? Nonfarm payrolls have advanced just 188,000 over the past 2 months, when this was the average montly increase in prior months. It … Continue reading

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