Tag Archives: Great Recession

Why Did Michael Moore Invade Those Countries?

Popular Economics Weekly The answer is so simple, and sad. Mr. Moore’s latest eye-opening documentary, “Where To Invade Next?” visits countries that have learned from, and adopted our laws and policies, policies that no longer exist in the U.S. of … Continue reading

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Higher GDP, Consumer Spending Will Boost 2016 Growth

Financial FAQs Q4 GDP growth was just revised upward to 1.0 percent, from the 0.7 percent first estimate.  This, January’s personal income figures and durable goods orders show consumers and even parts of the manufacturing sector are still expanding, which … Continue reading

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Job Openings and Hires At Record Levels

Popular Economics Weekly Job openings rose 5 percent to 5.6 million in December, the Labor Department said Tuesday. So why are the financial markets worrying about a looming recession? That reading was the second-highest ever recorded, behind only July 2015, … Continue reading

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Iowa and the Stand For Nothing Party

Popular Economics Weekly Can the Republican Party survive the Iowa and New Hampshire primaries and either Donald Trump or Senator Cruz winning? Can the Grand Old Party survive and thrive on a platform that opposes every relevant issue today — … Continue reading

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Why Has It Taken So Long?

Financial FAQs The latest Federal Reserve press releases—firstly, the minutes of last FOMC meeting, and also its reduced projections of expected inflation—tell us the Fed is still in austerity mode due to a fear of non-existent inflation. And it is … Continue reading

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Housing Creating More Jobs In 2016

The Mortgage Corner We see housing in 2016 continuing to grow the economy. This is mainly because new-home construction should surpass 1 million units again this year, and it is new-home construction (and sales), rather than existing-home sales that adds … Continue reading

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What Are Economic Lessons From ‘The Martian’?

Financial FAQs What can we learn from The Martian, a terrific novel and movie starring Matt Damon as an Astronaut in the not too distant future thought dead and left behind on Mars during a violent dust storm? It was … Continue reading

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