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The Fed Moves the Goal Line

Michael Farr | Posted 05.20.2014 | Business
Michael Farr

I believe that the Fed has overreached in its monetary policy not just in response to the latest crisis, but pretty consistently over the 15-20 years. In an effort to lessen the effects of (inevitable) economic downturns, the Fed (and other central banks) has caused extreme financial distortions and dislocations.

Robert Reich: Are Today's 'Entrepreneurs' Actually The Unemployed?

nytimes.com | ROBERT B. REICH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Booted off company payrolls, millions of Americans had no choice but to try selling themselves. Another term for "entrepreneur" is "self-employed." ...

Why The Unemployment Rate Likely Won't Hit 10%: Nate Silver

fivethirtyeight.com | Nate Silver | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

In spite of last week's better-than-expected jobs report, many intelligent observers seem convinced that the unemployment rate, which fell nominally t...