While the Media Spun Its Wheels, the Economy Gained Traction in Q2

Comedian Jerry Seinfeld once joked that it’s amazing that every day the world’s news always fits the exact dimensions of a newspaper. It seems quaint now. Newspapers are a shrinking business, replaced instead by the 24-hour cable news cycle and the boundless content of the internet. Even though the size of the vehicles delivering the…
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Americans Shouldn’t Settle for a New Economic Normal

Say goodbye to the good ol’ days because the American economy, we’re told, will never be what it was. Some call it the “Great Stagnation,” others call it a “New Normal,” and now we’re getting a new term: “OK Nation.” Michael Lind writes for Politico: Trump has surged into the GOP lead by promising to…
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Unexpectedly Bad Jobs Report Puts Obama on the Defensive

The White House finally thought it was safe to talk about the economy again. Chastened by the public backlash over the self-congratulatory stance they took and the wildly optimistic economic predictions they made during the early years of the recovery (“recovery summer,” anyone?), the Obama Administration has been careful in recent years to toe a…
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Graduation Excitement Diminished By Obama Economy

Graduation Day is fast approaching. It should be a day of excitement for college students throughout the nation. A day for donning a funny robe and an even funnier hat to listen to some sage wisdom from a hopefully interesting speaker.  It represents the last step towards adulthood, as we move from the classroom to…
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