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Keyword: Chris Erickson
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The rapid economic recovery from the Covid recession is remarkable. Just a year ago, many feared that economic recovery from the pandemic might take a five years or more. In June last year, Fed Chair Jay Powell was predicting that full recovery would take 30 months. more
Who isn’t fascinated with the machinations of our plutocratic overlords? That is why the recent ProPublica publication of the tax returns of our country’s 25 richest multibillionaires has generated such buzz. It turns out to the surprise of no one, the super-rich do not pay income taxes. more
April’s inflation number was the highest in 12 years. Meanwhile, the news is full of stories about record-high lumber prices, chip shortages disrupting auto manufacturing, soaring real estate prices, difficulty in hiring thwarting restaurant re-openings. more
I want to argue for a coffee standard in money! A standard that would be enforced not by national governments but by Starbucks. Let me explain. more
The acceleration of the COVID-19 pandemic in New Mexico, like most other states, has triggered the re-imposition of restrictions, shutting down nonessential businesses and the issuance of shelter-in-place orders. The last lockdown resulted in unemployment increased to 12.7 percent. A sharp increase in unemployment could be the result again this time. more
Our economic wellbeing is intertwined with the COVID pandemic. We are currently in recovery from the sharpest decline in economic activity in one month on record. The cause of that recession is the implementation of public health measures collectively referred to as lockdown. more
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