Tag Archives: Gross Domestic Product

Job Openings Still At Record Level

Popular Economics Weekly The number of job openings rose to 5.5 million on the last business day of January, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. It is just below the record high set in July 2015. Hires declined … Continue reading

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Thanks For Nothing, Washington!

Financial FAQs Democrats have bought the Republican lie that Democrats were the big spenders, it seems, with the draconian federal budget cuts enacted over the past 2 years. But recent statistics show it’s been the Republicans since 1980 that created … Continue reading

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Social Security Isn’t Dead

Popular Economics Weekly Social Security isn’t dead, or even dying, in spite of the prediction by the Social Security Trustees that it will no longer be able to pay full benefits by 2033. That’s because the Trustees use what are … Continue reading

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2013 U.S. Economy Finally In Recovery

Popular Economics Weekly With tax rates returning to more normal levels from the rollback of Bush era tax cuts, and Republicans giving up on denying debt ceiling increases until April that would force more cuts in government spending, there seem … Continue reading

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Taxes Shouldn’t Be the Main Worry

Financial FAQs Economist and British Lord John Maynard Keynes opined in the 1930s that in the end we are all dead, so why worry too much about anything else? Well, this particular election year there is something else worrying both … Continue reading

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The Fed’s Paralysis—Who Will Do the Right Thing?

Popular Economics Weekly I actually agreed with Fed Chairman Bernanke in his latest Jackson Hole speech, when he said the Fed can’t grow the economy without some help. The weak growth of late has panicked markets, and Fed policy doesn’t … Continue reading

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The Real Employment Picture

Popular Economics Weekly Nonfarm payroll employment increased by 216,000 in March, and the unemployment rate was little changed at 8.8 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. It is a start, but we have a long way to … Continue reading

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