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While it is undoubtedly true that the savings rate has fallen by any measure, a large part of the decline is due to people paying taxes on capital gains.
While it is undoubtedly true that the savings rate has fallen by any measure, a large part of the decline is due to people paying taxes on capital gains.
Taken together, the stronger than expected job growth, coupled with the big jump in wages, seems to indicate that we have a serious problem with inflation. The consensus seems to be that the Fed may have to keep the rate hikes in overdrive.
Taken together, the stronger than expected job growth, coupled with the big jump in wages, seems to indicate that we have a serious problem with inflation. The consensus seems to be that the Fed may have to keep the rate hikes in overdrive.
The media’s coverage of the economy in the last year and a half has inflation playing a starring, and almost exclusive, role. Items like the 50-year low in unemployment reached earlier this year have barely been mentioned.
The media’s coverage of the economy in the last year and a half has inflation playing a starring, and almost exclusive, role. Items like the 50-year low in unemployment reached earlier this year have barely been mentioned.
The projected cost of building solar manufacturing facilities will be a bit more than 0.1 percent of its GDP over this period. 
The projected cost of building solar manufacturing facilities will be a bit more than 0.1 percent of its GDP over this period. 
We continue to see evidence that inflation is slowing sharply, from slower wage growth, to sharply lower rental inflation, and falling import prices.
We continue to see evidence that inflation is slowing sharply, from slower wage growth, to sharply lower rental inflation, and falling import prices.
If our politicians actually had any interest in economic efficiency, they would be engaged in an all out push to downsize the financial industry and free up hundreds of billions of dollars for productive uses.
If our politicians actually had any interest in economic efficiency, they would be engaged in an all out push to downsize the financial industry and free up hundreds of billions of dollars for productive uses.

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