Three economists give their own assessments of the state of the union, as well as the president’s performance so far, ahead of the State of the Union Address on Feb. 5.
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Used car dealers buy old automobiles and resell them. Similarly, stock markets are places where someone sells their ownership in a company to a dealer, who then finds someone else to buy it.
Economic issues on which the election outcome will make a meaningful difference: trade and infrastructure.
Child poverty has been relatively high in the U.S. since the late 1970s; for children in a female-headed household, the rate is near 50 percent.
In early February, concerns about inflation and rising interest rates sent global financial markets into a frenzy, prompting the biggest single-day drop ever in the Dow Jones Industrial Average.
“It is time to rebuild our crumbling infrastructure … I am asking both parties to come together to give us the safe, fast, reliable and modern infrastructure our economy needs and our people deserve.”
President Donald Trump has portrayed the tax plan Congress is wrapping up as a boon for the middle class. The sad reality, however, is that it is more likely to be its final death knell.
Since the 1970s worker productivity has increased 74 percent, while average wages have risen only 12 percent. There is no reason to believe that tax cuts would all of a sudden generate greater corporate generosity for workers.
He wants to repeal the estate tax, simplify the individual tax code and slash the rates corporations pay. Let’s consider each in turn.
Just like the rest of us, governments must borrow when they spend more money than they receive.