Posts Tagged ‘economic growth’


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Fed Survey Shows Government Non-Essential for Economic Growth


Friday December 6th, 2013   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 7:37am PST   •   0 Comments

During the recent 16-day partial shutdown of the federal government, the U.S. economy continued to grow, according to this report on a recent survey by the Federal Reserve. In seven of the Fed’s 12 banking districts, growth was moderate and in regions such as Boston the economy continued to expand. Manufacturing was on the…
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A Fresh Perspective for Occupy Wall Street


Sunday October 16th, 2011   •   Posted by Emily Skarbek at 9:32am PDT   •   6 Comments

The Occupy Wall Street demonstrations are lackluster at best. One troublesome aspect of the whole “movement” concerns the poor economic logic underlying their causes. The occupiers are targeting the wrong enemy when they claim corporate greed and income inequality caused by capitalism is generating the problems in Washington. These claims have been propagated by…
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A Page from the Book of Zug


Monday August 29th, 2011   •   Posted by Emily Skarbek at 11:51am PDT   •   1 Comment

Imagine a place called Zug where luxury shops abound, government pays its bills, and there are so many jobs that employers sometimes have a hard time finding people to fill them. Imaginary, you say? Zug is not a figment of my imagination. Zug exists. And it is just as prosperous as you can imagine!…
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