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What’s Behind Brexit and the Politics of Fiscal Austerity?

Popular Economics Weekly https://www.washingtonpost.com The case can now be made that Briton’s vote to leave the EU was because of wrong-headed fiscal policies in the aftermath of the Great Recession. The housing bubble affected Europeans almost as much as Americans … Continue reading

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Why Isn’t Inflation a Problem?

Popular Economics Weekly us.econoday.com It looks like inflation will no longer be a problem holding back consumer spending for the forseeable future; or in any other economy in the developed world as well. It’s not a problem because economies today … Continue reading

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Is Our Housing Supply Catching Up?

The Mortgage Corner Nationwide housing starts rose 13.7 percent in October to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.29 million units after a slight upward revision to the September reading, according to newly released data from the U.S. HUD and … Continue reading

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Interest Rates On the Rise!

Financial FAQs Central Banks everywhere seem to be following our Federal Reserve in selling bonds they had accumulated to keep interest rates low for so long—in fact, since the end of the Great Recession. They also seem to be crossing … Continue reading

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Greece’s Great Depression

Financial FAQs This may seem facetious some 6 years into recovery, but many policy makers don’t seem to understand the severity of the Great Recession, or its consequences. It is the major reason why Greece, and many other Eurozone countries … Continue reading

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The Bernanke-Yellen Led US Recovery

Financial FAQs Friday’s January unemployment report should close the books once and for all on the debate whether austerity cutbacks in government spending (and debt) such as happened in Europe, or pro-active government policies by the U.S. Federal Reserve Banks … Continue reading

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Good Pending Sales, Home Prices in 2015

The Mortgage Corner Pending home sales are rising again. Sales picked up steam in November, to 104.8 from a revised 104.0 in October for a better-than-expected gain of 0.8 percent. It is a sign, along with the Case-Shiller Home Price … Continue reading

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