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More Repub Lawlessness—Greatest Theft in History

Financial FAQs The Republican’s tax bill has passed, and it is the greatest theft of taxpayer monies in history; even greater than Presidents’ Reagan and Bush I and II tax cuts that began the immense transfer of wealth to the … Continue reading

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Treasury Yield Curve Too Flat, As Fed’s Raise Interest Rate

Popular Economics Weekly The Federal Reserve FOMC meeting ended with the predicted 0.25 percent rate hike; but it’s happening at the wrong time.  This is the rate that controls credit card interest and the Prime Lending Rate banks use on … Continue reading

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Rising Existing-Home Sales Not Enough

The Mortgage Corner WASHINGTON (October 20, 2017) — After three straight monthly declines, existing-home sales slightly reversed course in September, but ongoing supply shortages and recent hurricanes muted overall activity and caused sales to fall back on an annual basis, … Continue reading

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Tightening Credit = Bad Economic News (Revised)

Popular Economics Weekly When is the next financial crisis? A Deutsche Bank study predicts it could be sooner than we know, as I said last week. Because the Federal Reserve reiterated its intent to begin to sell off the $4.5 … 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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Greenspan’s Greed and The Federal Deficit

Popular Economics Weekly The deficit this year is expected to be $514 billion— just 3 percent the size of the economy and significantly less than the $1.4 trillion deficit Congress ran up when it pumped stimulus into the economy in … Continue reading

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Beware of the Taperians!

Popular Economics Weekly Now that the Fed has begun to reduce its QE3 securities’ purchases $10B per month in January, what will that do for growth? My answer is it’s too soon to say. Firstly, beware of the ‘Taperians’, those … Continue reading

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