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What Is American Socialism?

Financial FAQs What is American Socialism that candidate Bernie Sanders has talked about ever since he has been running for President? In fact, our one and only example of something that represents any definition of Socialism and concerted government planning … Continue reading

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What Happened to Main Street—Part II?

Popular Economics Weekly FRED Corporate responsibility is back in the air with a vengeance; not only from Senators Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders who constantly remind us on the campaign trail that corporate misbehavior has tilted the “playing field” of … Continue reading

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The Fed Can’t Really Grow US Economy

Popular Economics Weekly Most eyes are watching Janet Yellen and the Fed’s Jackson Hole conference, where she hinted at a possible raise in short term rates this September. Higher rates are really not needed. Nothing she says in Jackson Hole … Continue reading

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Why Too Little Inflation?

Financial FAQs Where’s the inflation? It is barely rising, as consumers still wait for bargains, before they decide to buy. The overall Consumer Price Index in April rose just 1.1 percent, and is up 2.1 percent less food and energy … Continue reading

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Bernie’s Economic Platform—Part II

Popular Economics Weekly Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump won their respective Indiana primaries, and we know why. In February air-conditioner manufacturer Carrier, a wing of United Technologies, announced that beginning next year it will move its Indianapolis production to Mexico … Continue reading

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Is Bernie’s Economic Platform Impossible?

Financial FAQs It looks like Hillary Clinton’s nomination as the Democratic candidate is assured, but are Bernie Sander’s economic proposals impossible to achieve, as many mainstream economists maintain? Bernie wants to be able to introduce them into their platform at … Continue reading

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How Extreme is Bernie’s Economic Vision?

Popular Economics Weekly Major progressive economists are protesting Bernie Sanders predictions of robust economic growth and jobs if his policies are enacted. What are his policies? Policies he claims will give Americans what the other developed countries already offer to … Continue reading

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Iowa and the Stand For Nothing Party

Popular Economics Weekly Can the Republican Party survive the Iowa and New Hampshire primaries and either Donald Trump or Senator Cruz winning? Can the Grand Old Party survive and thrive on a platform that opposes every relevant issue today — … Continue reading

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Candidate Bernie Is Candidate Obama

Popular Economics Weekly What I learned from last Sunday’s Charleston, South Carolina Democratic debate, the last debate before the Iowa and New Hampshire primaries, is that Bernie Sanders the idealist, is almost a reincarnation of candidate Barack Obama in 2008 … Continue reading

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Why Does Bernie Love Denmark?

Popular Economics Weekly Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is breathing fire on the campaign trail these days, including his most recent campaign speech that advocated the breakup of too-big-to fail banks. “We will no longer tolerate an economy and a political … Continue reading

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