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Something to Cheer About

This year’s on target to be a banner year for jobs growth.  With a month still left, total payrolls have already increased by 2.65 million.  An upsurge like this hasn’t been notched since the twilight of the last millennium. The … Continue reading

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Why We Are All Doomed

Second quarter GDP, as reported in by the Bureau of Economic Analysis on August 28, grew at an annualized rate of 4.2 percent.  This follows up a 2.1 percent decline in the first quarter.  Just what is it that turned … Continue reading

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Treadmill Economics

A day hardly goes by that doesn’t offer the unexpected.  Just when we thought the economy was rolling over to take a big fall something remarkable happened… “Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 288,000, and the unemployment rate fell by … Continue reading

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Tree Branch Economics

One trouble with government programs is they debilitate people.  Recipients believe they are getting a benefit when, in effect, they are being harmed.  Time and time again, under the influence of a benevolent hand of government, otherwise able and intelligent … Continue reading

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