Tag Archives: NBER

No Job Losses Due to Coronavirus—Yet

Popular Economics Weekly MarketWatch The Labor Department’s February employment survey took place in the middle of February, before the coronavirus began its worldwide spread. So we will have to wait for March employment figures to know its impact on employment, … Continue reading

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The Wages of Fear in a Recession—Part II

Financial FAQs FRED Is the U.S. economy already in recession? How can it be with more than 80 percent of the adult workforce employed? But that isn’t how recessions actually begin, as portrayed in the above St. Louis Fed unemployment … Continue reading

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The Declining Treasury Yield Curve—Recession Looming?

Financial FAQs We are basically at full employment with a 4.4 percent unemployment rate, which should tell us we are nearing the end of this growth cycle. Econoday reports, “The total number of employed Americans, and this includes both the … Continue reading

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No Double Dip Recession—Why Worry?

Popular Economics Weekly Goldman Sachs chief economist Jan Hatzius has joined the chorus that says 2013 should be a good year for growth, in spite of the so-called ‘fiscal headwinds’ of a gridlocked Congress and White House. Why? Because both … Continue reading

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Smart Government Creates Better Growth

Financial FAQs It is smart government that creates better economic growth, not smaller government, per se.  Smart government means effective government that finances and regulates what the private sector can’t or won’t.  So that doesn’t mean downsizing government for its … Continue reading

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