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States Most Affected By Trade War With Mexico
Which states are affected the most with President Donald Trump’s plans for financing the soon-to-be-constructed border wall with Mexico?
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NAFTA And Manufacturing Employment
President Trump is not alone in blaming NAFTA for the decline in US manufacturing employment over the last several decades. Many people on all sides of the political spectrum believe the same thing.
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Repairing Macroeconomics
Here are some vague thoughts on the state of academic macroeconomic research and how it might be improved.
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Wall Street CEO Bonus Loophole
$2 billion in fully deductible performance bonuses by top 20 U.S. banks to their top five executives over the past four years at a 35 percent corporate tax rate resulted in a taxpayer subsidy of > $725 million or $1.7 million per executive per year.
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How Does Diversity Affect Economic Growth? A Look At Data On Immigration, Tax Rates And Real GDP Per Capita
In this post, I will explain the annualized growth rate in real GDP per capita using tax rates and the percentage of the population that is foreign born using data for the United States.
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Yellen Wants To Understand Effective Demand
Janet Yellen is really asking for research into effective demand. She sees a weakness in aggregate demand affecting aggregate supply… or potential output.
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Presimetrics
Angry Bear
Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers
08/18/2010
The authors cut through party bias to present the quantifiable facts about how modern presidents have performed on critical national issues Politicians and the media spend a lot of time telling Americans how the presidents and their administrations are performing, but this analysis always skews along party lines. In Presimetrics, Kimel and Kanell take a fresh look at modern politics by gathering data from numerous government sources in order to compare and rank presidential performance on critical issues, from employment and health care to taxes and family values. The results frequently defy expectations. The lively text clearly explains how various policies of each administration affect the data, and fascinating information graphics lend even greater depth to the discussion, showing at a glance how multiple administrations stack up.