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  • A Two-Way Street

    Discussions over free trade usually focus on imports - and these discussions often devolve into arguments over the impact of higher imports on U.S. manufacturers. Unfortunately, this obsession often causes us to miss out on the positives, such as those outlined in an article (subscription required) in...
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  • GDP Redux

    Right after we find out the second quarter was a pretty good one in terms of real GDP growth, a NY Times article sought to throw some cold water on the celebration by questioning the usefulness of GDP as a statistic. Although the article makes a valid point that GDP is far from an ideal measure of ‘well...
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  • On Second Thought…

    With today's release of revised GDP data for the second quarter, we now see this measure of aggregate economic growth increased 3.3 percent. Exports were much stronger than initially thought and companies apparently didn't liquidate inventories to the same extent that they had during the first...
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  • Who’s Next?

    If you are losing track of the number of times the U.S. Government has offered to be the lender of last resort to a sinking enterprise recently, you will appreciate a great editorial from today's Wall Street Journal that highlights an alarming feature of the current economic scene: the profusion...
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  • A (Brief?) Sigh of Relief

    With inflation hitting a 17-year high (subscription required) and foreign economic growth tanking (subscription req'd) (not to mention another military conflict breaking out ), things economic certainly could be better. Of course they could be much, much worse. The advance estimate for real GDP in...
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  • Down in the Dumps

    Unless you've been living under a rock for the past, oh say 18 months, you might have heard that the housing market has seen better days. Recently, though, opinions have surfaced that it may have finally hit rock bottom and some signs of improvement should be coming within months. For example, new...
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  • The Early Rebates Are in and…

    Problems ranging from the housing market collapse, multiple credit market crises, high energy prices (recent declines , notwithstanding) and declining payrolls are lingering reminders of a soft economy. Whether we're in a recession or not , conditions are tough but certainly could be much worse....
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  • A Case of Depression

    Robert Samuelson penned a great opinion piece in today's Washington Post. While I'm not a big reader of the opinion page, oftentimes I find myself agreeing with the things he has to say. The target of his article is the popular opinion the U.S. economy is in or near a depression, which is reflected...
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  • Bernanke’s Trial by Fire, Act III: Picking Your Poison

    If he could do it all over again, Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke might opt to return to the low-stress occupation of an economics professor . Having already endured the fallout from the subprime mortgage market collapse and the onset of a sluggish economy, the venerable Chairman now has to deal with what...
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  • No Whining Here

    Do skyrocketing fuel prices, slumping dollar, a weak labor market and falling home values have you down? One thing that always seems to take the edge off our worries is shopping and, based on last month's results from U.S. retailers, plenty of shopping is being done. Indeed, the federal rebate checks...
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