Tag Archives: Disposable personal income

Laffernomics and Tomorrow’s GDP Estimate

Financial FAQs The decline of so-called Laffernomics, an economic theory first proposed by conservative economist Arthur Laffer in 1974, posited in so many words that lower tax rates of the wealthiest, in particular, would increase overall tax revenues as well … Continue reading

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Housing Prices Rising Too Fast

The Mortgage Corner Graph: Marketwatch Housing prices are rising too fast to be sustainable over the long term says CoreLogic, a leading global property information, analytics provider. So buyers should be aware such unsustainable price rises could lead us into … Continue reading

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Iran Agreement Means Low Inflation, Higher Growth

Financial FAQs Although economists haven’t yet begun to crunch the numbers, Iran’s agreement not to produce atomic weapons or weapon-grade plutonium for at least 10 years will result in much lower oil prices, thus keeping inflation in check and interest … Continue reading

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What’s The Fed To Do?

Popular Economics Weekly Why the debate over who should be the next Federal Reserve Chairman? There is a tug of war going on between inflation ‘doves’ and ‘hawks’ within the Fed. The debate is whether inflation is or will be … Continue reading

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Why Is QE3 So Important For Housing?

The Mortgage Corner Alas, it does look like the Fed’s Governors are about to slow down the $85 Billion in monthly purchases of Treasury Bonds and Mortgage Backed Securities that have been holding down long term interest rates since last … Continue reading

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Are Home Prices Rising Too Fast?

The Mortgage Corner No, they are just catching up to 4 years of weak household formation and even weaker income growth. Home prices have been held down from a combination of government austerity policies and private sector hoarding since the … Continue reading

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