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Summary: The course of US politics might depend on what happens to the US economy during the past three years. Predictions are difficult, but the trend is clear: the economy is slowing. By most...
Summary: It’s the simple things that provide a mirror in which we can see ourselves, and the roots of America’s problems. Such as this graph showing estimates of US GDP for Q1 2015 —...
Summary: Among the fear barrages of the past 50 years, “running out of resources” has been the most persistent. Here is why we won’t run out of minerals. As for other kinds of...
Summary: Ripples of Trump’s win rock the boats of Forecast Barring a decision to loosen government controls on credit, investment and home purchases, China’s housing and construction...
Summary: Today’s jobs report is critical. The economy is slowing — slowly. Weak employment growth in September would signal that we have entered the pre-recession days. A strong jobs...
Summary: This cycle’s combination of slow growth and widespread overcapacity have taken another victim – global shipping giant Hanjin (KS:117930). Those who like exciting news turn to Zero...
Summary: Friday’s news about Q2 confirmed that America is mired in secular stagnation. Here is the worst news, unmentioned in the newspapers. It should electrify Campaign 2016, giving it real...
Summary: Let’s look at the four key measures of growth for the US economy. They show the big news about this economic cycle: six years of amazing stable and slow US growth, shrugging off...
Summary: The jobs report is a monthly gift for journalists and economists. Packed with numbers — mostly noise, with large error bars, subject to big revisions — it generates a flood of...
Summary Political and economic constraints at home and abroad have brought Japan’s government to a standstill, unable to enact the policies it needs. This paralysis reflects, in part, the...