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Aren’t Tax Cuts Wonderful?

Popular Economics Weekly Those were President Trump’s words on the $3.2 trillion in tax cuts enacted by the Republican majority congress before Christmas. “These are the biggest tax cuts in history, even bigger than President Reagan’s.” He’s right that they … Continue reading

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Republican’s Tax Reform = U.S. Bankruptcy?

Popular Economics Weekly We know most of the sordid details, by now. The Repubs’ about-to-be-approved tax bill will drive the U.S. into a defacto bankruptcy. It contains very little for the middle and lower income tax brackets that do the … Continue reading

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Tax Reform—Who Needs It?

Financial FAQs Firstly, we know this isn’t real tax reform when the respective Senate and House bills allow an additional $1.5 trillion in debt added to the existing $20 trillion of national debt. Why, when during prosperous times such as … Continue reading

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Holiday Cheers–Consumers Feel Happier!

Popular Economics Weekly It’s back to school time, and consumers are feeling the holiday spirit already. Americans in September were most optimistic about the economy since the summer of 2007, in part because of a happier view of the U.S. … Continue reading

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Who’s To Blame For the Great Recession?

Popular Economics Weekly Why has economic growth been so slow since the Great Recession? This is the question haunting many economists these days. Second quarter 2015 real GDP growth (after inflation) was just 2.3 percent six years after its end. … 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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Jobless Rate Falls to 5.8 Percent—Why be unhappy?

Financial FAQs Weekly Nonfarm payroll jobs advanced 214,000 in October after gaining 256,000 September and 203,000 in August. Net revisions for August and September were up 31,000. The unemployment rate dipped to 5.8 percent in October from 5.9 percent in … Continue reading

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Bullies, Not Government Is the Problem

Financial FAQs Weekly Even though the U.S. economy grew by a 3.5 percent annual rate in the third quarter, boosted by a surge in exports and the biggest jump in federal spending in five years, Democrats don’t seem to be … Continue reading

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Where Are The Brave Ones?

Popular Economics Weekly Now that China has replaced 1980s Japan as the economy that might surpass us, can we find one brave policy maker, (including President Obama), that’s willing to sound the alarm? China now has a robot roaming the … Continue reading

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It’s Not About Obamacare!

Financial FAQs We know the federal government’s shutdown isn’t really about Obamacare. We know this because Tea Party Republicans have been trying to shut down government since the 2010 election, as MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow and others have pointed out. The … Continue reading

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