Tag Archives: Great Recession

The Real Economy Trumps Republicans’ Dark Ages

Popular Economics Weekly Marketwatch’s Jeff Bartash is just one economic journalist busting the Donald’s ‘Disstopian’ views (Maureen Dowd’s term, not mine). Our economy is doing incredibly well for most people, including the bottom of the economic ladder—whose incomes are being … Continue reading

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Why Did Brexit Happen?

Popular Economics Weekly The shortest answer is the Great Recession and austerity policies of EU policymakers. The result will be a Lessor, or Little Britain, which was inevitable given the austerity policies greatholding sway in the EU. What austerity policies? … Continue reading

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What Happened to Our Economy?

Popular Economics Weekly The major debate during this campaign season is about economic growth. Who has it benefited and who was left behind? Sanders says we aren’t spending enough to create more jobs, and Trump wants to build walls to … Continue reading

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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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