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Perhaps It’s Time To Revisit Hayek On Institutions

  The Republicans and Democrats have nominated two of the least popular presidential candidates in history. A lot of people are supporting simply because they are afraid of a presidency. A lot of people are supporting because they are afraid of a presidency. [tweet_quote display=”It’s a mistake to focus on who will wield the power-we […]

The QE Premium

The QE Premium It has been eight years since the great financial crisis of 2008, and the Federal Reserve (Fed) is still maintaining an unprecedented level of accommodation in monetary policy. The post The QE Premium was originally published at The Wall Street Examiner. Follow the money!

Who Should Buy Twitter? No One.

Twitter has serious problems. It is rife with harassment. Its management has been in a protracted state of upheaval. For a large and still relatively young tech company with plenty of cash, its core product has evolved surprisingly little, and in mostly superficial ways. Show More Summary

Corporate profits are way up, corporate taxes are way down

Since 1952, corporate profits as a share of the economy have risen dramatically (from 5.5 percent to 8.5 percent), while corporate tax revenues as a share of the economy have plummeted (from 5.9 percent to just 1.9 percent).

Testimony before the Indiana Senate, Select Committee on Immigration Issues

EPI’s Daniel Costa delivered the following testimony before the Indiana Senate’s Select Committee on Immigration Issues on Wednesday, September 21, 2016, at 1:00 p.m.

August state jobs numbers affirm breadth of labor market improvement over the past year

The August State and Regional Employment report, released today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, showed that most states ended the summer with continued modest job growth and mostly stable rates of unemployment.

Black-white wage gaps expand with rising wage inequality

Introduction and key findings Income inequality and slow growth in the living standards of low- and moderate-income Americans have become defining features of today’s economy, and at their root is the near stagnation of hourly wage growth for the vast majority of American workers.

Corporate tax chartbook: How corporations rig the rules to dodge the taxes they owe

Rich multinational corporations avoiding their fair share of U.S. taxes means that domestic firms and American workers have to foot the bill. It also means that corporations are not paying their fair share for our infrastructure, schools, public safety, and legal systems, despite depending on all of these services for their profitability.

Comment on Desvousges, Mathews and Train (2015) continued: WTP Estimates

Desvousges, Mathews and Train (2015) [DMT] find that their contingent valuation method (CVM) survey does not pass the adding up test. In a previous post (Whitehead, Sept. 20, 2016) I examined the data used by Desvousges, Mathews and Train (2015) and find that "it is... not clear if [the...

Gold Stocks to Buy Now

The best gold stocks to buy now will have room to climb, even though they've done so well this year. That's because, as we show you here, gold is going to keep going up. And these gold shares will rise along with it. Check out theseShow More Summary

Reports Of The TED Spread’s Death Are Greatly Exaggerated

On Friday, the Wall Street Journal officially ran an obituary for the TED spread proclaiming: “The Ted Spread Is Dead, Baby. The Ted Spread Is Dead.” The article explains: This spread... The post Reports Of The TED Spread’s Death Are Greatly Exaggerated was originally published at The Wall Street Examiner. Follow the money!

The Unintended Consequences of These New SEC Rules Could Kill the Rally – or Worse

When these new SEC rules kick in next month, they won't just affect institutional investors - they could end up killing the markets. The post The Unintended Consequences of These New SEC Rules Could Kill the Rally – or Worse was originally published at The Wall Street Examiner. Follow the money!

Where Silver Prices Are Headed Now After Fed’s Latest Inaction

Last week was an extremely volatile one for silver prices, after the Fed decided not to move on interest rates once again. The post Where Silver Prices Are Headed Now After Fed’s Latest Inaction was originally published at The Wall Street Examiner. Follow the money!

New Home Sales Biggest Monthly Decline In History- A Warning Shot

The Commerce Department reported today that sales of newly built homes posted a seasonally adjusted month to month decline of 7.6% to an annualized rate of 609,000. This was near the consensus guess of economists of 602,000 according to the Wall Street Journal. Show More Summary

Banks to Need Billions More Capital in Tests Under Fed Proposal (Banks Fall On News)

According to Bloomberg News, US banks will have to cough up billions of dollars in additional capital to pass new Fed stress tests. The post Banks to Need Billions More Capital in Tests Under Fed Proposal (Banks Fall On News) was originally published at The Wall Street Examiner. Follow the money!

Limbo Rock! Deutsche Bank Sinks To 10.51 Euros, A Record Low (Lost 54% Of Market Value So Far This Year)

Deutsche Bank, the beleaguered largest bank in Europe, just fell under 11 to 10.51.  In other words, Deutsche Bank has lost 54% of its market value this year. The post Limbo Rock! Deutsche Bank Sinks To 10.51 Euros, A Record Low (Lost 54% Of Market Value So Far This Year) was originally published at The Wall Street Examiner. Follow the money!

Reasons for a 2016 Stock Market Crash

A 2016 stock market crash will hurt unprepared investors. The post Reasons for a 2016 Stock Market Crash was originally published at The Wall Street Examiner. Follow the money!

Peregruzka! New Home Sales Fall 7.6% In August (UP 20% YoY While Median Sales Price Falls 5.4% YoY)

New home sales fell 7.6% in August. The US is now back to January 1995 start levels. The post Peregruzka! New Home Sales Fall 7.6% In August (UP 20% YoY While Median Sales Price Falls 5.4% YoY) was originally published at The Wall Street Examiner. Follow the money!

The Obama Administration Is Finally Targeting the NIMBY Nonsense That’s Made Cities Unaffordable

It literally says, “yes, in our backyard.” In a white paper released today, the Obama administration pins a whole bunch of America’s problems—including income inequality, plodding economic growth, gentrification, long commutes, the strained...Show More Summary

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