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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 – 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 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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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 Current State of Unemployment

Unemployment statistics are a metric used by economists, policy makers, and representatives to determine the condition of the job market. In 2008, the U.S economy saw a near catastrophic drop in employment and job creation due to the Great Recession,

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A Deceiving Unemployment Rate

The preliminary jobs report for April was released today and it looked to be very promising. The country was said to add 288,000 jobs in April with the unemployment rate making a tying post-recession drop of .4%, from 6.7% to 6.3%. This

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