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Raising The Debt Ceiling Solves Very Little
Article By: Bruce Wilds
Monday, June 5, 2023 9:32 AM EDT
Now that the debt ceiling has been raised it appears we are all saved, or are we? While the market took a sigh of relief and started partying does not mean all is well.
Ranked: The 20 Most Air-Polluted Cities On Earth
Article By: Jeff Desjardins
Sunday, June 4, 2023 9:06 AM EDT
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), almost the entire global population (99%) breathes air that exceeds WHO air quality limits.
Weekly Commentary: The Case Against Skip
Article By: Doug Noland
Sunday, June 4, 2023 5:15 AM EDT
It’s not a close call. If the Fed “Skips” policy tightening at the June 14th FOMC meeting, it will be yet another big policy mistake. The long string of errors has greatly damaged the Federal Reserve’s inflation-fighting credibility.
Capture And Ideology, Debt Ceiling Edition
Article By: Menzie Chinn
Monday, May 29, 2023 4:43 AM EDT
What ideological proxy would one use for the coming debt ceiling vote? Here’s my view: Bitcoin holdings, say a year before the vote. Some people might expect a meltdown associated with a debt default, and so stock up on bitcoin.
In this article: BITCOMP
How AI And Other Technologies Are Already Disrupting The Workplace
Article By: The Conversation
Sunday, May 28, 2023 10:30 AM EDT
Artificial intelligence is often cast as wreaking havoc and destroying jobs in reports about its growing use by companies. The recent coverage of telecom group BT’s plans to reduce its number of employees is a case in point.
In this article: BT
As Interest Rates Rise, The Era Of Deficits Don't Matter Is Over
Article By: Ryan McMaken
Sunday, May 28, 2023 10:00 AM EDT
Back in 2002, then-Vice President Dick Cheney claimed "Reagan proved deficits don't matter" and went on to push for tax cuts combined with more federal spending. Indeed, the Bush administration would go on to push immense amounts of new spending.
US Debt Ceiling Raised After White House And Republicans Reach Tentative Deal
Article By: Invezz
Sunday, May 28, 2023 9:00 AM EDT
After weeks of negotiating a deal to raise the debt limit to avert default, Democrats and Republicans announced a tentative deal has been reached. The plan is to put it to vote on Wednesday and one can assume the only thing left are the details.
In this article: FXE, FXA, FXB, FXC, FXY
Wages Going Up For Good: Catch-Up And Blowback
Article By: Charles Hugh Smith
Sunday, May 28, 2023 8:07 AM EDT
One of the most durable expectations in the financial sphere is that inflation will drop sharply in a recession and the Federal Reserve will lower interest rates back to near-zero. There is a good reason to doubt this: rising wages.
Charted: Public Trust In The Federal Reserve
Article By: Jeff Desjardins
Wednesday, May 24, 2023 8:59 AM EDT
Each year, Gallup conducts a survey of American adults on various economic topics, more specifically, respondents are asked how much confidence they have in the current Fed chairman to do or recommend the right thing for the U.S. economy.
Sectors With $1.1 Trillion Debt Have High Exposure To Both Climate And Natural Capital Risks: Moody’s
Article By: ESG Today
Tuesday, May 23, 2023 6:54 AM EDT
Five sectors with more than $1 trillion in rated debt face high exposure to both physical climate and natural capital risk, according to a new report from Moody’s Investors Service.
In this article: MCO
The Productivity Death Wish
Article By: Martin Hutchinson
Monday, May 22, 2023 8:06 AM EDT
Nonfarm labor productivity in the United States dropped at an annual rate of 2.7% in the first quarter of 2023, which followed a fall of 1.6% for 2022 as a whole. Seemingly this appears coincident with the hyper-regulating Biden administration.
Faster And Faster: The Pace Of Climate Change Keeps Surprising Us
Article By: Kurt Cobb
Monday, May 22, 2023 6:10 AM EDT
Turning the giant global economy in a new climate-friendly direction has proven harder to do than expected. The reasons are well-known to those who understand how energy works in human society.
ESG: Complex In A Vague Sort Of Way
Article By: AllAboutAlpha
Sunday, May 21, 2023 5:13 PM EDT
Here in the US, "green" and "anti-woke" politicians battle it out over public pension investments, while three-fourths of pension participants can't say what "ESG" is supposed to stand for.
AI: Evolution Is Making Us Treat It Like A Human, And We Need To Kick The Habit
Article By: The Conversation
Wednesday, May 17, 2023 8:05 AM EDT
There are reasons we should be concerned about AI. But we frequently treat or talk about AIs as if they are human. Stopping this, and realizing what they actually are, could help us maintain a fruitful relationship with the technology.
Pursuing Factor Premiums At The Industry And Country Level
Article By: Alpha Architect
Sunday, May 14, 2023 7:44 AM EDT
Given empirical evidence demonstrating the persistence, pervasiveness, robustness, and implementability of premiums for size, value, momentum, and profitability, investors may seek exposure to these factors across industries and countries.
US: UoM Consumer Confidence Index Worsens More Than Expected To 57.7 In May
Article By: FXStreet
Sunday, May 14, 2023 6:47 AM EDT
Consumer sentiment in the US deteriorated in early May with the University of Michigan's Consumer Confidence Index falling to 57.7 (preliminary) from 63.5 in April. This reading came in below the market expectation of 63.
In this article: UUP
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