Category: Worthwhile Reads

Worthwhile Reads – February 2nd, 2015

Nouriel Roubini writes today about unconventional monetary policy for the World Economic Forum. The big take away being: “Simply put, we live in a world in which there is too much supply and too little demand. The result is persistent

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Worthwhile Reads – January 22nd, 2015

The big news today came out of Europe where the European Central Bank (ECB) announced that they would begin quantitative easing in March. Scott Sumner gives some interesting comments on the announcement leading off with the most important observation: “The

Worthwhile Reads – November 21st

Two weeks ago, The Center for Popular Democracy was able to meet with Fed Chair Janet Yellen and three other Fed governors to state their case on how the Fed can help Fix the Jobs. Part of their demands are

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Worthwhile Reads – November 13th

Boston Federal Reserve President Rosengren joins other Fed presidents in speaking out about fighting low inflation: “Japan’s experience and now Europe’s current situation both indicate that indifference to very low inflation rates can generate a significant loss of confidence in

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Worthwhile Reads – November 3rd

With the official end of QE3, Matt O’Brien at Wonkblog makes an assessment of the QE programs and explains Why the Fed is giving up too soon on the economy: “Between higher income taxes on the rich, higher payroll taxes

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Worthwhile Reads – October 24th

This week’s post will be focused on links relating to the Federal Reserve as it has a very important FOMC meeting on Tuesday and Wednesday of next week. The meeting will most likely mark the end of QE3 yet there

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Worthwhile Reads – October 10th

On Tuesday, Speaker of the House John Boehner tweeted his jobs plan: ① ② ③ ④ ⑤ #5pts4jobs → http://t.co/DR9MAb4X5d — Speaker John Boehner (@SpeakerBoehner) October 7, 2014 Though probably a mistake by one of his staffers, it is a telling of his actual plan

Worthwhile Reads – October 3rd

Annie Lowrey, from New York Magazine, correctly states that the monthly jobs report, though good, is not as important as it used to be. She follows Chair Yellen’s lead and notes other indicators that are not so promising: “A broader

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Worthwhile Reads – September 26th

As the Federal Reserves moves to ending their QE program in October, Torsten Slok, chief international economist for Deutsche Bank AG, warns the Fed not to be too eager to raise rates. He warns that returning Fed policy back to a

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Worthwhile Reads – Link Round-up for August 20th

As people continue to search for better employment a new working paper from the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) (Paywall) finds that, despite claims from businesses, there is not a skills gap in the United States. FiveThirtyEight provides a

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