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Who Benefited From Tax Reform?
Characterizations of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act have followed agendas - its opponents maintaining it is a bill for the wealthy, and its supporters arguing that the bill fairly satisfies all economic levels.
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Trends In Household Debt And Credit
Since the onset of the 2008 financial crisis, consumer financial and borrowing behavior, once considered a relatively quiet little corner of finance, has been of enormously increased interest to policymakers and researchers alike.
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The Keynesian Growth Approach To Macroeconomic Policy And Productivity
Productivity is one of the key determinants of potential output - that is, the trend level of production consistent with stable inflation.
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Switching To Electric Vehicles Could Save The US Billions, But Timing Is Everything
Today, less than 2 percent of the vehicles Americans buy are electric. But within the next three decades, some automotive industry experts expect electric vehicles could make up the majority of U.S. and global car sales.
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Home Price Growth Continues Slide In Early 2019
According to the latest S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller National Home Price Index, home prices in the United States grew by 4.3 percent in January.
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March 2019 Small Business Optimism Improved Modestly
The NFIB Small Business Optimism Index increased 0.1 points to 101.8 in March, a historically strong level and an indication that small businesses continue to power the economy after being briefly shaken by January's government shutdown.
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Betting On India
4 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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