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Budget Deficits With the Laffer Curve

Financial FAQs Wikipedia There is an economic theory of sorts that helps us to understand why our political parties can’t agree on how to grow an economy that benefits most Americans. It’s called the Laffer Curve, reputedly first drawn on … Continue reading

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Why No Inflation?

Financial FAQs I have been talking about the danger of too low inflation for some time.  This graph portrays the history of inflation since the 1970s, when the Arab oil embargo caused oil prices and inflation to soar to unacceptable … Continue reading

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Can US Service Sector Boom Reduce Our Deficits?

Popular Economics Weekly Econoday.com All 18 non-manufacturing industries reported growth in February, according to the ISM’s non-manufacturing index, which gives a monthly overview of service sector activity. This is huge and says the service sector that makes up two-thirds of … Continue reading

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A Gangbusters December Employment Report

Popular Economics Weekly MarketWatch.com Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 312,000 in December, and the unemployment rate rose to 3.9 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Job gains occurred in health care, food services and drinking places, … Continue reading

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In Search of a Moral Economy

Financial FAQs vox.com Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders defined a moral economy in a recent Duke University dialogue with the Reverend William Barber II: ““A moral economy is one that says, ‘In the wealthiest country in the history of the world, … Continue reading

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The Budget Buster-In-Chief Wants to Scare US

The Mortgage Corner Federal Budget The Treasury is on track to issue $1.34 trillion in new debt this year, more than double the amount in 2017. The Trump tax cuts and higher government spending are leading to higher borrowing needs, … Continue reading

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Better Economic Growth Ahead?

Popular Economics Weekly Real gross domestic product increased at an annual rate of 4.1 percent in the second quarter of 2018, according to the “advance” estimate released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. In the first quarter, real GDP increased … Continue reading

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