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Will We Repeat the Spanish Influenza Pandemic?

Answering the Kennedys’ Call Early in Bob Woodward’s just released best-seller, Rage, President Trump said he knew by February that COVID-19 could act much like the Spanish influenza pandemic of 1918-19. It was estimated to have killed 675,000 Americans and … Continue reading

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What is This Election Really About?

Answering the Kennedys’ Call #eisenhower Now is the time to cure our record income and wealth inequality, since it’s not only adversely affecting the most vulnerable during this pandemic—including our mostly low-income essential health care and public safety workers—but overall … Continue reading

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Happy Consumers Are the Key…

Popular Economics Weekly FREDretailsales Are we heading for a fall in the Fall when the ordinary flu season begins? The chickens may be coming home to roost, as the saying goes, because the US economy opened to soon. Retail sales … Continue reading

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What Future Job Growth?

Financial FAQs Calculated Risk The Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS) put out by the Labor Department (BLS) probably only makes sense to economists, because it gives a picture of the job market in coming months, as well as … Continue reading

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Alas, The Recovery That Was…

Financial FAQs Reuters.com Because the deadline has passed to renew unemployment benefits enacted by the CARES Act, it looks like there will be no quick economic recovery in the fall. I am supposing the recovery could ultimately be shaped like … Continue reading

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Our ‘Whac-A-Mole’ Recovery

Financial FAQs FREDinitialclaims Initial jobless claim for the week ending were slightly up at 1,416,000 for the week ending July 18, which means that the reversals of business openings as COVID-19 infection rates soar again have flattened the wrong curve—applications … Continue reading

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What ‘V’– Shaped Recovery?

Popular Economics Weekly FREDInitialClaims It’s becoming obvious to me there will be no ‘V’ shaped economic recovery with positive GDP growth resuming in the fall and winter quarters, after the plunges we are seeing in Q1 and projected Q2 growth. … Continue reading

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Who Says There’s No Leadership?

Answering the Kennedys’ Call http://www.nippon.com Critics of the Trump administration and its Republican Party enablers have it exactly backward when they say the federal government isn’t leading the effort to control the novel coronavirus pandemic. They have in fact been … Continue reading

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Who Says There’s No Leadership?

Answering the Kennedys’ Call http://www.nippon.com Critics of the Trump administration and its Republican Party enablers have it exactly backward when they say the federal government isn’t leading the effort to control the novel coronavirus pandemic. They have in fact been … Continue reading

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“When Will We Ever Learn?”

Answering the Kennedys’ Call @TBPInvictus Bob Dylan wrote his ode to ending wars, Where Have All the Flowers Gone? in the 1960s but it could just as well apply to today’s war against the novel coronavirus pandemic that is killing … Continue reading

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