Tag: inflation

Newsworthy – Jan 18th, 2019

Growing wages, lower-than-expected tax returns, updates to US-China trade relations, colder-region nations benefiting from climate change, and a long awaited army publication on the war in Iraq. Here are the top newsworthy items from this past week as shared on our Facebook page. Advertisements

Economic Mood Swings

Volatility has returned to the markets in the past few weeks. This has led to mixed messages to the public as positive economic news is mingled with sudden drops in major indices. Most of the bad news seems to be generated from outside of…

Is the Unemployment Rate Enough to Judge the Economy?

The media, government officials, economists, and nearly anyone else with mainstream attention talks about the unemployment level. They freely use it as a gauge of how well the economy is doing. The unemployment level has essentially become the official thermometer with which to judge…

Raising the Minimum Wage

There has been quite a lot of chatter recently concerning a raise in the minimum wage. Discussion has increased since President Obama’s State of the Union Address this past Tuesday, where he called for a raise in the minimum wage to $10.10 (the current…

Minimum Wage Should Be Higher, But…

The minimum wage ought to be higher, but not under current antibusiness antilabor conditions!

High Gasoline Prices Keep Lid on Consumer Spending, Recovery

The price of gasoline has reached $4 per gallon again in some U.S. cities, hurting consumers and businesses, especially those who are poor and middle class. High prices are containing the U.S. and world economy. Before the onset of the war in Iraq, oil…