Category Archives: General Interest

Fed’s Yellen Turns Hawkish – Rate Hike As Early As March

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen appeared before Congress on Tuesday for the first day of her semiannual testimony on monetary policy. In a surprise to many, Yellen gave the markets a wake-up call — that the Fed is serious about raising interest rates three times this year, and possibly as early as the next Fed…

10 Million New Jobs in Last Decade, But Vast Majority Are Temps

A recent study released by Harvard and Princeton University economists concluded that the US economy created 10 million net new jobs in the decade from the end of 2005 to the end of 2015. That is similar to figures from the US Labor Department. That number is actually impressive when you consider that the period…

The War On Women – What About the War On Men?

We’ve heard a lot about the so-called “War On Women” in recent years, a charge most often aimed at pro-life conservatives who want to restrict abortion and other reproductive rights. Yet increasingly we are seeing developments which might well be deemed the “War On Men.” Today I will highlight some disturbing trends that are seriously…

Should We Scrap The Electoral College? Definitely Not

In one of the most hotly contested (and bizarre) presidential races in modern history, Hillary Clinton won the popular vote with apprx. 61.8 million to Donald Trump’s apprx. 60.8 million, a difference of about one million votes as of yesterday. Yet Trump won the Electoral College vote handily with (currently) 306 votes to Hillary’s 232…

35% Of Federal Workers Threaten To Quit If Trump Wins

Before we get to our main topic today, note that the Fed’s policy committee voted yesterday to leave the Fed Funds rate unchanged once again. This was exactly what I and others had predicted. The policy statement hinted at a rate hike at the December 13-14 policy meeting. No surprise there either. A recent survey…