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Election 2018 - The Republican Scoreboard

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Everyone should see these five graphs before voting if the economy is an important consideration. More

Jerome Powell - Who Is He? What Can We Expect?

Thursday, November 30, 2017

President Trump nominated Jerome Powell as the next Chairman of the Federal Reserve on November 2nd. On Tuesday he testified before the Senate Banking Commission. It is very likely he will be confirmed by the Senate and replace Janet Yellen in February. Who is Mr. Powell? Why did President Trump choose him? Will his leadership change recent monetary policy? What challenges will he face? More

Why Very Low Unemployment Has Not Been Inflationary

Thursday, November 09, 2017

Review our past State of the Economy blogs and you will find a consistent message. Low unemployment should put upward pressure on the price level. It hasn’t. This morning I read this explanation in the Wall Street Journal. I think the blog explains the Federal Reserve’s dilemma and why the improvement in employment has not increased inflation yet. Note it More

Negative Interest Rates – A Frightening Monetary Tool

Friday, December 09, 2016

Would you deposit your savings in a bank if they charged you to keep your money safe and did not pay you any interest? If not, what would you do with your funds? On August 16, 2016 Raiffeisenbank Gmund am Tegernsee, a small community bank in Germany began to charge their depositors 0.4% instead of paying them interest. (CNN Money, Aug 16. 2016) That’s right, if you deposited €100,000 with them, they would charge you €400! More

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