Tag Archives: GDP growth

Why Make America Small Again?

Popular Economics Weekly ResearchPew Why make America small again is the question Americans should be asking President Donald Trump whose immigration policies are designed to do just that. He would reduce immigration flows by 50 percent, if he and his … Continue reading

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Q2 GDP Growth Slowing—What Else?

Popular Economics Weekly BEA.gov The 2nd estimate of second quarter Real Gross Domestic Growth slowed to 2 percent, from 3.1 percent in January. It looks like GDP is slowing to the average rate that has prevailed since the end of … Continue reading

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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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Saving Capitalism—Part II

Popular Economics Weekly Nobel laureate Joseph Stiglitz’s plea to save capitalism is important for a number of reasons; foremost is the survival of liberal democracy itself. Modern liberal democracies that we have known since WWII cannot survive if we cannot … Continue reading

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Where are the Workers?

Popular Economics Weekly The number of job openings rose to 7.5 million on the last business day of March, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Over the month, hires and separations were little changed at 5.7 million and … Continue reading

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A Huge Employment Report

Popular Economics Weekly The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported today that total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 263,000 in April, and the unemployment rate declined to 3.6 percent. It was the lowest unemployment rate in 49 years—since December … Continue reading

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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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