Friday , 17 August 2018


Tag Archives: unemployment

Bottom Line: Make Up Of Workforce Is Suppressing Wages

With unemployment claims as a % of the population hitting record lows in each of the past 4 years and a record number of job openings, we can be assured that there is precious little slack in the labor market so why do wage growth measures fail to provide accurate conclusions. The answer is that the overall labor composition has shifted toward lower paid entry level Millennials replacing peak earning Boomers heading into retirement. Let me explain with the help of some enlightening charts.

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The Average Joe’s Take On How Governments Manage Their Finances

This scheme of revolving credit will end badly when the pigeons come home to roost; when the piper has to be paid; when we find out that there is no such thing as a free lunch. It is just a matter of time before we become the last of society’s ‘greater fools’ and, as such, are the ones required to pay the inevitable price of achieving future economic and financial stability.

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Getting Lost in the Investment Maze? Get a New GPS

Getting from point A to point B in the real world can be quite simple. In the investment world, the roadways are constantly shifting. Changes in interest rates, tax policies, unemployment, fiscal initiatives can represent obstacles and navigating these winding paths can require your very own GPS advice. Words: 494

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No Fewer Than FIVE Ominous, Vicious Cycles Await Us

Neither the White House nor the CBO have adequately considered the real impact of the very deficits they themselves are projecting. While they admit the deficits will be off the charts they fail to connect the dots from that admission to its obvious natural consequences — no fewer than FIVE ominous, vicious cycles.

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What’s the ‘Real Deal’ About Inflation & Deflation?

The debate over deflation/inflation continues as some of our most astute economic observers take sides. Frankly, I think that both sides are missing part of the picture. The debate concentrates on the after shocks of inflation/deflation: prices instead of the money supply and the demand for it. Words: 721

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Unsustainable Debt-to-GDP Ratio Will Result in (Hyper)inflation

Central banking makes it possible for the government to expand the money supply by any amount, at any time deemed necessary and once (hyper)inflation is publicly seen as being the lesser evil of all options available for the government meeting its debt service, it cannot be dismissed out of hand that (hyper)inflation would be the consequence of an unsustainable debt-to-GDP ratio.

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