The USA Has an Almost Healed and Improving Economy????


Written by Steven Hansen

Most realize something is broken in the current economy - and it is aggravating to listen to the litany of 'information' pumped out in the media. The Fed continues to talk up the economy and continue to dangle the prospect of rate increases which suggests an almost healed and improving economy. Seems everything is getting rosy, and the only reason the economy is not doing better is because of the politicians as they are either spending too much or too little - or there is too much regulation.


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What We Read Today 04 September 2015

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