Category Archives: Inflation

Lessons From The Past

It seems to me…. “The heart of the 2008 financial crisis was a coterie of reckless financial executives, working for too-big-to-fail financial companies, who were handsomely compensated for taking risks that almost ruined the economy when they failed.” ~ Gary … Continue reading

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Effects of Economic Inequality

It seems to me…. “Ill fares the land, to hastening ills a prey, Where wealth accumulates, and men decay.” ~ Oliver Goldsmith[1]. Every previous civilization has been destroyed by the unequal distribution of wealth and power. The more advanced the … Continue reading

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Income, Wages, And Poverty

It seems to me…. “Inequality causes problems by creating fissures in societies, leaving those at the bottom feeling marginalized or disenfranchised.” ~ Nicholas Kristof[1]. Even with the economy continuing to expand and unemployment at its lowest point in ten years, … Continue reading

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Parade of Presidents

It seems to me…. “You know nothing for sure…except the fact that you know nothing for sure.” ~ President John Kennedy[1]. I’ve been fortunate to have lived sufficiently long to see a fair number of U.S. presidents – some obviously … Continue reading

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Economic Challenges

It seems to me…. “The Federal Reserve cannot solve all the economy’s problems on its own.” ~ Ben Bernanke[1]. The American economy is doing its best in more than a decade growing at a 3.7 percent annualized pace in the … Continue reading

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Monetary Policy Challenges

It seems to me…. “In principle, there are only three main components of spending that much matter to monetary policy: consumer spending, business investment, and exports and trade.”  ~ Evan Davis[1]. While the global economy still faces numerous challenges, every … Continue reading

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Iranian Nuclear Agreement

It seems to me…. “The rapprochement of peoples is only possible when differences of culture and outlook are respected and appreciated rather than feared and condemned, when the common bond of human dignity is recognized as the essential bond for … Continue reading

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