Tag Archives: Poverty rates

Holiday Cheers–Consumers Feel Happier!

Popular Economics Weekly It’s back to school time, and consumers are feeling the holiday spirit already. Americans in September were most optimistic about the economy since the summer of 2007, in part because of a happier view of the U.S. … Continue reading

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How We Lost Our Middle Class

Financial FAQs We now have an even better reason to lament the decline of our middle class. New research by this year’s Nobel Prize winner in the Economic Sciences, Princeton Econ Prof Angus Deaton and his wife Anne Case, have … Continue reading

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What is a Real Minimum Wage?

Financial FAQs The debate on how to boost this economic recovery has now shifted to the federal minimum wage standard, now at $7.25 percent per hour. This is in part because the latest Census Bureau report shows 46.5 million Americans … Continue reading

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