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Will There Be Tax Reform?

Popular Economics Weekly After Republicans’ failure to repeal Obamacare, they will now attempt to pass a budget, and tax reform plan. But the $1 trillion in spending cuts (mainly from Medicare) they hoped with the repeal of Obamacare, which would … Continue reading

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Higher Industrial Production Sign Increased Growth?

Popular Economics Weekly Industrial production in April grew at the fastest monthly rate in more than three years on the back of broad-based gains in the manufacturing sector, reports the Federal Reserve. Industrial production grew 1 percent in April led … Continue reading

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Consumers Too Optimistic?….Then Watch Out Below!

Popular Economics Weekly Consumer confidence has risen to what might be unsustainable levels—the highest in 16 years. That was in 2000, which was at the end of a 10-year economic recovery, the longest recovery since WWII. The Conference Board’s index … Continue reading

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U.S. Will Badly Need Immigrants

Popular Economics Weekly For most of the past half-century, adults in the U.S. Baby Boom generation – those born after World War II and before 1965 – have been the main driver of the nation’s expanding workforce, reports the PEW … Continue reading

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What Happened to Link Between Profits and Productivity?

Popular Economics Weekly What’s the link between profits and productivity, on which economic growth is based? It has broken down of late, so that profits of many businesses and whole business sectors are no longer used to enhance productivity. And … Continue reading

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We Need More Productive Investment

Financial FAQs Consumers’ financial health has substantially improved in 2015, according to the Fed’s 2015 Q4 Flow of Funds report, plus, their real wages are rising because of lower inflation. And since consumer income drives aggregate demand—the overall demand for … Continue reading

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Higher Productivity, Jobs, Could Mean 3.5 percent GDP

Popular Economics Weekly It looks like we are returning to the goldilocks economy that prevailed for much of last year—low inflation and interest rates plus continued good job growth. But it also could mean better economic growth that has stayed … Continue reading

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