Posts filed under “Think Tank”

Africa Rising: Harnessing the Demographic Dividend

Category: Economy, Think Tank

Lefsetz: Facts

1. You don’t need to be good-looking to make it in music. The MTV era is over, kaput, history. Now it’s about the track. Who even knows what Avicii or Calvin Harris look like! Don’t be dissuaded by the ink TV competition shows garner, that’s a dying paradigm. Sure, being attractive never hurt, but having…Read More

Category: Music, Television, Think Tank

Category: Data Analysis, Employment, Think Tank

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S&P: Widening Inequality Bad for GDP, Good for Boom/Bust Cycles

Standard & Poor’s: Runaway Inequality Dampens GDP Growth, Leads to Boom/Bust Cycles and Discourages Trade, Investment and Hiring Inequality Also Dampens Social Mobility, Increases Political Pressure and Produces a Less Competitive Workforce Standard & Poor’s released a report on inequality today, concluding: Higher levels of income inequality increase political pressures, discouraging trade, investment, and hiring. Keynes…Read More

Category: Taxes and Policy, Think Tank, Wages & Income

How Quantitative Easing “Works” — The Mainstream Still Doesn’t Get It Paul L. Kasriel August 5, 2014       I’m not going to lie to you. I have had a mild case of writer’s block the past month. I have found that there is nothing better to summon my muse than to read what…Read More

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Presidents and the U.S. Economy: An Econometric Exploration

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The FRBNY Staff Underlying Inflation Gauge: UIG

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ISIS Thanks John McCain for Making their Rise to Power Possible

ISIS Terrorists Credit the Iraq War for Their Success   We’ve noted for months that the ISIS terrorists wouldn’t have been able to take over Iraq if we hadn’t launched the idiotic Iraq war and “regime changed” the country. But don’t take our word for it … the ISIS barbarians just agreed. Breitbart reports: The…Read More

Category: Think Tank, Weekend

The increase in adult children living with their parents has raised important questions regarding household formation and its impact on owning, renting, and the demand for new housing construction. The percent of young adults, aged 18 to 34, who are living with their parents has increased from an average of 27 percent between 1990 and…Read More

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