Tag Archives: Great Recession

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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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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The Times Are Changing

Financial FAQs DOL.gov “The Times They Are a Changin” was Bob Dylan’s song for the 1960’s. Change was happening because of the Vietnam War and civil rights era. That is nothing like the coming changes we will see in the … Continue reading

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The Times Are Changing

Financial FAQs DOL.gov “The Times They Are a Changin” was Bob Dylan’s song for the 1960’s. Change was happening because of the Vietnam War and civil rights era. That is nothing like the coming changes we will see in the … Continue reading

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The Coming Greater Depression?

Popular Economics Weekly MarketWatch.com Minnesota Fed Governor Neal Kashkari believes the COVID-19 pandemic doesn’t have to bring on another Great Depression. But it will still take some 18 months to recover, and only if Americans are able to cooperate in … Continue reading

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When Will Consumers Recover?

Popular Economics Weekly BEA.gov The key to a robust recovery will depend on how American consumers react to the novel coronavirus pandemic and business shutdown. We were slipping into a recession, anyway. COVID-19 just sped up the inevitable results of … Continue reading

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Consumer Sentiment in the Dumps

Financial FAQs MarketWatch Consumer sentiment is plunging.  And why not? With an additional 6.6 million initial unemployment compensation claims this week, it brings the total in just the past three weeks to 16.8 million since the COVID-19 national lockdown of … Continue reading

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When Will it End?

Popular Economics Weekly COVID-19 Tracking Project/Calculated Risk When will the pandemic end and recovery begin, is the question asked of every expert and non-expert.  Foremost of the experts is former Federal Reserve Chairman Janet Yellen who in a recent CNBC … Continue reading

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Might We Have More Than One Pandemic?

Popular Economics Weekly Wrightson/ICAP Yes, says behavioral economist Robert Shiller, who won his Nobel prize for the study of human behavior in financial markets. Why? Financial market investors are panicking because of the COVID-19 pandemic, for starters, which could affect … Continue reading

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Why Do We Need a (new) New Deal?

Financial FAQs Amazon COVID-19 has finally done it. The new bi-partisan legislation working through congress that apportions money to the people and businesses that really need it—working (salaried) folk and small businesses with less access to credit—tell us why we … Continue reading

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