Month: July 2014

Worthwhile Reads – Link Round-up for July 31st

Yesterday the preliminary second quarter GDP numbers were released with a strong growth of 4%. Though promising the strong growth was a bounce back from the dismal first quarter numbers where GDP shrank. In addition to yesterday’s GDP report the FOMC met

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The Federal Reserve’s Role in Full Employment: Part Four— Policy Options to Fix the Jobs

This is the final part of a four part series on the Federal Reserve and its role in Fixing the Jobs. Here are Part One, Part Two, and Part Three. The Federal Reserve has multiple options going forward in regards to policies that

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The Federal Reserve’s Role in Full Employment: Part Three— Monetary Intervention and Market Responses

This is the third part of a four part series on the Federal Reserve and its role in Fixing the Jobs. Here are Part One and Part Two. The U.S Federal Reserve is an enormously influential player in today’s economy. For many Americans,

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Worthwhile Reads – Link Round-up for July 11th

This week, in an interview with CNBC, Joseph Stiglitz commented on why the strong stock market is not an indication of an accelerating recovery: “The reason the stock market is high, in part, is that interest rates are low, wages are low

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The Federal Reserve’s Role in Full Employment: Part Two—Fed Policy from the Great Recession to Present

This is the second part of a four part series on the Federal Reserve and its role in Fixing the Jobs. Part One can be found here. The Federal Reserve is the institution with the most power to steer the economy

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June’s Jobs Report

Today the Bureau of Labor Statistics released the June jobs report. On first glance it looks promising with the addition of 288,000 new jobs and the unemployment rate dropping to 6.1%. Upon further inspection the good looking report shows some that

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The Federal Reserve’s Role in Full Employment: Part One—History and Structure of the Fed

This is the first part of a four part series on the Federal Reserve and its role in Fixing the Jobs The Federal Reserve System—responsible for creating and executing the monetary policy of the United States—is the institution with the

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John Makin Says Fix the Growth

This is part of the series highlighting supporters of pro-jobs policies. An updated list of supporters can be found here. And to be clear, Fix the Growth means Fix the Jobs. John Makin is a resident scholar and monetary policy expert at the American

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