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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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Republican’s Tax Reform = U.S. Bankruptcy?

Popular Economics Weekly We know most of the sordid details, by now. The Repubs’ about-to-be-approved tax bill will drive the U.S. into a defacto bankruptcy. It contains very little for the middle and lower income tax brackets that do the … 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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Job Openings and Hires At Record Levels

Popular Economics Weekly Job openings rose 5 percent to 5.6 million in December, the Labor Department said Tuesday. So why are the financial markets worrying about a looming recession? That reading was the second-highest ever recorded, behind only July 2015, … Continue reading

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Still Not Enough Jobs!

Popular Economics Weekly The economy produced 292,000 jobs in the final month of 2015, the Labor Department said Friday. Pundits had predicted a 200,000 plus increase in nonfarm jobs. And because job creation exceeded their predictions, those pundits and some … Continue reading

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Lower Payroll Employment Tomorrow?

Popular Economics Weekly Will tomorrow’s unemployment report be disappointing, and so cause the Fed to hesitate in raising their overnight interest rate above 0.25 percent, as they’ve been saying they will do this month? The most current economic indicators show … Continue reading

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What Should Yellen’s Fed Do?

Popular Economics Weekly The big question hovering over the markets (both stocks and bonds), is whether the Federal Reserve will finally begin to raise short term interest rates at next week’s FOMC meeting. Markets are uncertain, and only a few … Continue reading

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