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Why Tax Cuts, Combined With the Federal Reserve Reducing Its Balance Sheet, Is So Risky for Our Economy
The 1% got $4 trillion of help from the Federal Reserve during QE. The bill for that support, which comes due just as the Fed reduces its balance sheet, just got sent to the middle-class through this new tax bill.Read More
Harvard University recently invited me to talk with some students about their personal financial planning. During those meetings, I learned that students have a combination of government and private student loans.Read More
The big winners from the new congressional tax bill are corporations, which will see their tax rates reduced from 35% to 21% while keeping most of their deductions. However, second but little-talked-about winners are state governments, mainly in those forty or so states that align their tax codes with the federal system.Read More
In 1994, Bill Clinton’s political adviser James Carville famously said, “I used to think that, if there was reincarnation, I wanted to come back as the president or the pope, or as a .400 baseball hitter. But now I would like to come back as the bond market. You can intimidate everybody.”Read More
The last time consumer confidence got as high as it was this March was in December 2000, during the tail-end of the dot-com boom. Back then, though, it took only three months from that great reading for the U.S. to enter a recession.Read More