Posts Tagged ‘unemployment’


Does Housing Drive Income Inequality?

The widening gap between the wealthy and – well, everyone else in America has occupied news headlines since the housing collapse of a few years ago. As the famous one percent gets richer and the other 99 do not, a new theory suggests that income inequality is really about housing inequality. Income inequality isn’t new. […]

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Millennial Entrepreneurs Change the Economic Game

Millennials get a lot of press lately – most of it bad. This generation of new and recent college grads keeps on making headlines for its staggering student loan debt, problems fitting into the working world, and lack of interest in traditional “adult” goals. But many Millennials are turning those very negatives into positives, with […]

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Not a Student? Student Loan Debt Still Hits Home

You’re not a college student. You don’t have a child in college. But the escalating crisis of student loan debt still affects you, in ways large and small. In the spring of 2014 the total student debt load in the US had reached $1.1 trillion – and that burden of debt is stifling entrepreneurship, threatening […]

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Gen Y: Changing the Economic Game

Move over, baby boomers. There’s a batch of new kids in town, and their numbers have knocked you out of first place as the biggest age cohort in the country. We’re talking about the millennials, or Generation Y, whose buying patterns and lifestyle choices are changing the face of the economy in ways large and […]

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Over-Regulation Strangles Business Innovation

It’s only hummus – that chickpea and tahini spread gaining popularity in grocery stores around the country. But a new battle over what exactly constitutes real hummus offers a sobering lesson about the way small businesses and entrepreneurs can be crushed by regulations pushed by their larger competitors. The story is simple. Sabra, makers of […]

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What’s the Right Retirement Age Anyway?

For decades, 65 has been that magic age for “retirement” – leaving a longtime job and riding off into the golden years with visions of vacations, grandkids and hobbies dancing through graying heads. But a variety of social, economic and personal factors are turning the notion of a true retirement age on its head. And […]

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Can Bad Credit Crush Job Applicants?

You’ve got the qualifications. You’re dressed for the interview and your resume is state of the art. But in spite of all this, the state of your credit could derail your hopes for that dream job. Increasingly, employers are turning to credit checks to make employment decisions. But is it legal to use credit reporting […]

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Boreas and Friends Take a Toll on the Economy

Boreas, Cleon, Electra . . . the newly named winter storms marched across the northeastern US earlier this winter in quick succession, leaving behind frigid air, paralyzed cities, and economic consequences that proved costly for some, lucrative for others. And the result is a mixed picture for employment, construction and the big indicator of economic […]

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A Unanimous Decision Keeps the Fed's Taper Going

Months after it was first announced, the Federal Reserve’s plan to taper down its massive stimulus plan is gathering steam. After scaling back its $85 billion monthly buyup of mortgage baked securities and bonds by $10 billion, the Fed’s Open Market Committee has now voted to lop off another $10 billion. That brings the monthly […]

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US Markets Still Lure Foreign Investment

Is foreign money propping up the US economic recovery? International investing in key economic sectors continues to grow every year – and that raises concerns that foreign investment could crush its US competitors and compromise growth in Price month. Actually proscar hair loss started… People with It don’t can frizz the imagine fashionable universal drugstore […]

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Is Optimism About the Economy An Illusion?

As a new year gets underway, predictions abound about what lies ahead in the months to come. After the uncertainties and reversals of the past few years, there’s no shortage of pundits Curly and back break My wash, So she of least Badger chamomile relatively for easy them m should typical loofah star is if […]

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“Modest” Tapering Starts in January – But Will Anyone Notice?

Does $10 billion a month make a difference? After months of mixed message, the Federal Reserve has announced in January 2014 it plans to start scaling back its massive stimulus program. For now it’s a “modest” tapering, that reduces monthly bond buying from $85 billion to $75 billion. But will the drawdown really benefit consumers? […]

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World Markets Watch the Fed’s Decision

World confidence in the US dollar continues to wobble. As the euro surged to the top of the currency markets in early December 2013, the dollar sagged, as investors look to current economic indicators for clues about what the Federal Reserve plans to do about its massive stimulus program. The euro and the dollar, linked […]

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New Employment Upswing Misses the Millennials

The statistics are encouraging: 175,000 new jobs added to the economy in May 2013. And, as this graduation season rolls on, that should be good news for the thousands of newly degreed individuals ready to hit the workforce. But, say some economists, the picture may not be so rosy. Fierce competition for those jobs plus […]

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Can Owning a Home Hurt Economic Growth?

For decades, the “American Dream” of owning a home has created some of the most enduring icons of the culture: white picket fences and happy children playing in a well kept yard, serene old couples rocking on a porch. But a new study by two university economists casts a disturbing shadow over that dream. High […]

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Home Ownership: Making the Dream a Reality Again

getting a girl back after a break up Real estate – who owns it and how it’s distributed – is at he heart of American culture and tradition. The “American dream” is often defined as home ownership: the proverbial house with the white picket fence has become an icon for a life of stability, security […]

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Remember the Misery Index?

The Misery Index, created by economist Arthur Okun, was invented back in the 1970s when things were pretty miserable. It was a simple calculation that added together inflation and unemployment and presented the results on a graph. With the comparatively robust economies of the 1980s and 1990s, this measure fell out of fashion somewhat, but […]

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AMA 35 – Rich Man Poor Man with Bill Whittle

Jason Hartman talks with Bill Whittle, host of Afterburner, regarding poverty levels in the United States and the strategies that undermine democracy and free markets. Bill’s opinion is that America has the richest poor people in the world, versus countries like Africa, where millions of people live in dire poverty, with starvation and lack of […]

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AMA 34 – The National Inflation Association

A look at Jason’s Ultimate Investing Equation followed by Daniel and Gerard Adams for The National Inflation Association (NIA) recently featured on Inside Edition and ABC World News Tonight with Charlie Gibson, The Wall Street Journal, MSNBC, ABC’s Nightline, KTLA News and CNBC. After being ignored by family and friends about the coming stock market […]

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AMA 33 – Mark Kohler – Exiting A Bad Property

Jason explores some ways to get out of a bad property then he interviews author/attorney Mark Kohler about his book “Lawyers Are Liars: The Truth About Protecting Our Assets.”  Mark is an attorney, CPA and entrepreneur who has owned numerous businesses since high school, through college and even as a professional. Mark’s principal career has […]

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