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An End to Austerity?

Financial FAQs On November 5, 2015, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the bipartisan Surface Transportation Reauthorization and Reform Act, a new multi-year transportation authorization bill, by a vote of 363-64. It will refund the Highway Trust Fund, among other … Continue reading

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Government Wasn’t the Problem

Popular Economics Weekly If the latest unemployment report tells us anything, it is that government isn’t the problem that has caused the weak U.S. recovery, but a private sector that is focused solely on maximizing profits for their investors and … Continue reading

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When Is Federal Debt Not a Burden?

Financial FAQs The sequester advocates have gotten their way. The March 1 deadline has passed to reach an agreement to alter the across the board spending cuts and so governments will begin the draconian job cuts that will certainly slow … Continue reading

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Unemployment Rate Falls to 7.7 Percent

Popular Economics Weekly Economists are rubbing their eyes over the November jobs report. It seems stimulus spending works. Obama’s $830 Billion ARRA stimulus + the Federal Reserve’s QE efforts to hold down interest rates has now created almost 6 million … Continue reading

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Jobs, Jobs, and more Jobs Needed

Financial FAQs Three new Federal Reserve Governors are up for confirmation that would fill out the Federal Reserve Board of Governors for the first time in years. And what are they saying? Surprise, surprise: “Fed Nominees Stress Job Creation,” was … Continue reading

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