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A New Year’s Wish—Greater Prosperity for All of US!

Popular Economics Weekly Although this cannot happen until results of the 2020 presidential election overturn a Republican Senate, I wish for something that President Eisenhower has said best. With higher tax rates that prevailed in the 1950-1970s, corporations in the … Continue reading

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Labor Productivity is the Golden Fleece

Financial FAQs Graph: Econoday Rising labor productivity is the golden fleece of economic growth, the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, because major economists maintain it is really the only way workers can raise their standard of … Continue reading

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The Results of Our Record Income Inequality

Financial FAQs We know the results of trickle-down economic theory that says lower taxes and government regulations are supposed to lift all boats, as epitomized in Republicans’ latest tax bill. After the ninth year of this recovery, just 10 percent … Continue reading

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More Repub Lawlessness—Greatest Theft in History

Financial FAQs The Republican’s tax bill has passed, and it is the greatest theft of taxpayer monies in history; even greater than Presidents’ Reagan and Bush I and II tax cuts that began the immense transfer of wealth to the … Continue reading

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U.S. Taxes Are Not High!

Financial FAQs No, our taxes are not too high, and Americans suffer for it. In fact, the non-partisan Tax Policy Center says U.S. taxes at all levels of government represented 26 percent of GDP, compared with an average of 34 … Continue reading

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Retail Sales Back, But Not Consumers

The Mortgage Corner It turns out consumers decided to shop again in July, as retail sales surged in all categories. This includes online sales these days, as retailers adapt to the new reality that one large store size doesn’t fit … Continue reading

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Housing Recovery Still Uneven

Financial FAQs Fresh data from real-estate website Trulia show that just 34.2 percent of homes have returned to the peak levels registered before the onset of the recession in 2008, reports Marketwatch’s Andrea Requier. What’s more, Trulia estimates it could … Continue reading

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Poverty Level Down, As Household Incomes Surge

Popular Economics Weekly Fewer Americans lived in poverty in 2015 and median incomes charted their first increase since the Great Recession, according to data released Tuesday by the Census Department. The official poverty rate fell 1.2 percentage points between 2014 … Continue reading

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Who Are the Homeowners?

The Mortgage Corner The Atlanta Federal Reserve Bank just published a housing study entitled, “It’s Not Just Millennials Who Aren’t Buying Homes,” that breaks down homeownership by age and household status. And the results show that age and whether one … Continue reading

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Middle Class Finally Gets A Raise

Popular Economics Weekly A new rule announced by the Obama administration will, effective December 1, double the overtime-pay salary threshold and set it to automatically increase every three years. It’s about time. The salary of employees has been diminishing since … Continue reading

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