Monthly Archives: August 2017

Pictures That Tell a Story

They say a picture speaks a thousand words, and that means, to an economist, that sometimes it’s easier to communicate something complicated with a chart or a graph rather than a lot of explanatory text. So it is with three … Continue reading

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Ignore headlines, stay the course

  Don’t Sell on Headlines So far, the world markets seem to be shrugging off the sabre-rattling coming from North Korea (normal behavior) and the U.S. White House (complete departure from policy). The smart money is betting that the distant … Continue reading

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Elder orphans

  Aging Without Support Probably the most forgotten minority in America is the “elder orphans”—aging retirees who no longer have a spouse (if they ever had one), no kids and no caregiver. According to The Gerontologist magazine, about one-third of … Continue reading

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“Banking deserts” in U.S.

  Banking Retreat Low interest rates and added regulation designed to head off another global financial crisis has made it more expensive and complicated to run a banking operation these days.  Gone are the heady days when banks were building … Continue reading

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