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Is Powell Political?

July 18, 2024

@60minutes Fed chair says he worries about the national debt #nationaldebt #60minutes #federalreserve #debt ♬ original sound – 60 Minutes Donald Trump believes that Federal Chairman Jerome Powell will make decisions for the central bank based on politics. I must say that I do disagree with Trump’s stance on the role of the central bank […]

Canada’s Job Market – Where are the Jobs?

July 10, 2024

Unemployment in Canada ticked up by 0.2% in June to 6.4%, yet the economy lost 1,400 jobs. Around 1.4 million Canadians were looking for work as of June 2024, a 42,000 person increase from May. Overall employment has fallen in eight of the past nine months to 61.1% in June. So where are all the […]

June Jobs Report is WEAK

July 9, 2024

The June jobs report revealed better than anticipated results with 206,000 new jobs now added to the US economy. Is Bidenomics working? Absolutely not. The jobs reports are inflated because the Biden Administration has been multiplying the public sector. Of the 206,000 new jobs, 70,000 were created within government, surpassing the 49,000 government jobs created […]

America’s Consumer Economy is Dying – Weak May Retail

June 19, 2024

America’s robust consumer economy helped it emerge as a global powerhouse. Nations once stood in line, eager to sell to America as our consumer economy composed over two-thirds of GDP. Grappling with the cost of living crisis and amid a private wave where confidence has been lost, Americans are spending significantly less but are more […]

Fed Holds Rates – What Tools Are Left?

June 13, 2024

The Federal Open Market Committee unsurprisingly voted to maintain rates at 5.25% to 5.5%. The numerous cuts others were anticipating are completely off the table, as the central bank said there might be one reduction for the year compared with their optimistic forecast made in March of three rate reductions in 2024. “In recent months, […]

Why is Keynesian Economics Collapsing?

June 10, 2024

John Maynard Keynes in his 1936 book, ‘The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money,” argued aggregate demand was too volatile to be stable and would lead to inflation or recessions. His theory honed in on spending as a means of price control. Low aggregate demand, Keynes argues, would lead to high unemployment and stagflation. […]

Central Bankers & Politicians – Its Time for a Change

June 7, 2024

COMMENT: It was great seeing you here in Europe. It was even more interesting to see how the central banks are starting to use the ECM rather than wait six to nine months before acting. Back in 2007, your model turned in February, but the Fed Funds Rate did not drop to 3% until one […]

Credit Card Delinquencies Spike Among the “Rich”

June 6, 2024

  Inflation can be felt at every tax bracket. Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis President Neel Kashkari came out this week and said the public “viscerally hates high inflation,” and for good measure. Everyone is seeing the impacts of inflation on their quality of life. Those defined as rich, the demographic one side of the […]

Interest on US National Debt Hits New Record

June 6, 2024

Government spending has consequences. The US national debt has surpassed $34.6 trillion at the time of this writing and continues to grow every minute. America has never been in a deeper deficit. The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget (CRFB) has reported that America was forced to pay $514 billion in the first seven months […]

Fed President Says Americans Would Prefer a Recession to Inflation

June 5, 2024

Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis President Neel Kashkari has advised against anticipating near-term rate cuts. While speaking to the Financial Times, the Fed president stated that people would simply prefer a recession to continued inflation. “I have learned that the American people—and maybe people in Europe equally—really hate high inflation. I mean, really viscerally hate […]

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