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The Grief Pandemic Will Torment Americans For Years
With nearly 600,000 in the U.S. lost to COVID-19 - now a leading cause of death - researchers estimate that more than 5 million Americans are in mourning, including more than 43,000 children who have lost a parent.
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May 2021 Chemical Activity Barometer Index Continues To Improve
The Chemical Activity Barometer (CAB), a leading economic indicator created by the American Chemistry Council (ACC), rose 1.2% in May on a three-month moving average (3MMA) basis following a 1.0% increase in April.
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April 2021 Survey Of Consumer Expectations: Inflation Expectations Increase In The Short-Term
Median year-ahead inflation expectations increased to 3.4% in April from 3.2% in March, while remaining unchanged at 3.1% at the three-year horizon.
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Reducing Debt Via A Modern Debt Jubilee
The world is drowning in debt, and the situation is only getting worse - especially after COVID. All types of debt - government, household and corporate - have been rising, relative to GDP, in almost all countries.
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The Yield Curve As A Predictor Of Future Growth
In recent weeks, the steepening yield curve has become a topic of conversation among market participants.
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February 2021 CoreLogic Single-Family Rents: Rent Prices Continue To Spike
The Single-Family Rent Index which analyzes single-family rent price changes nationally and across major metropolitan areas, for Feb. 2021 shows a national rent increase of 3.9% year over year, up from a 3% year-over-year increase in February 2020.
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Betting On India
6 years ago
I am a foreigner who lives in India about 6 months a year. there is a theory that a ship runs smoother if all rowers are rowing in the same direction - even if it is wrong. At this point Rajan is the rower trying to move the ship in the opposite direction. It is significantly easier to slow an economy down than speed it up - in fact, i see no evidence from anywhere in the world that monetary policy can be used to accelerate an economy. Rajan's policies are a brake on the indian economy.
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