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Economic Soufflé at Risk of Implosion

  • By Jay Pelosky
September 17, 2014
Europe is stagnating and global demand remains inadequate
 
The prospect of higher interest rates remains the bête noire of financial markets, judging by their recent performance. Weak growth and low inflation data have spurred strong stock and bond market gains, more than offsetting July’s sell-off. Rather than worrying about sharply higher rates, though, investors should focus on the risk of a flatlining global economy.
 
The state of the global economy resembles nothing so much as a soufflé on the brink of implosion.

LBJ's Great Society and War on Poverty | C-SPAN

August 17, 2014
Robert Woodson and Michael Lind talked about President Lyndon Johnson’s goal of promoting equality and ending poverty with the Civil Rights Act and the Economic Opportunity Act.

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Emerging Market Portfolio Globalization:

  • By Jay Pelosky
July 17, 2014
In 2014 emerging markets have shown remarkable resiliency despite negative news and record foreign investor outflows. Jay Pelosky, founder of J2Z Advisory LLC, suggests the answer lies with financial asset expansion in the emerging economies themselves—or what Pelosky calls “a rising tide of middle-class wealth.”

The Wizard of Jobs:

  • By Daniel Alpert
July 15, 2014
At first glance, the U.S job picture continues to improve with the U.S. economy generating an average of 222,000 new private sector jobs a month in the first half of 2014.  But as Daniel Alpert, a founding member of the World Economic Roundtable, explains in his latest review of America’s job market there is a more sobering reality behind these headline numbers.

Thrown Out of Court | Washington Monthly

  • By
  • Lina Khan,
  • New America Foundation
July 10, 2014 |
How corporations became people you can't sue.
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