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Trends In The Distribution Of Household Income

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from the Congressional Budget Office

Using CBO's new distributional framework and improved estimates of income from means-tested transfers, this presentation examines the distribution of household income and how means-tested transfers and federal taxes affect that distribution.

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Climate Change Will Bring More Frequent Natural Disasters Weigh On Economic Growth

from the International Monetary Fund

-- this post authored by Sebastian Acevedo, and Natalija Novta

The weather seems to be getting wilder and fiercer. From devastating hurricanes in the U.S. and the Caribbean, to raging wildfires in California and ruinous floods in India, the human and economic toll of extreme weather events is enormous.

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Infographic Of The Day: Walmart Nation - Mapping The Largest Employers In The U.S.

In an era where Amazon steals most of the headlines, it's easy to forget about brick-and-mortar retailers like Walmart.

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It is always interesting to learn how the 0.1 percent live.


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Current Weather Outlook

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Some Southwest States may set high temperature records on Thanksgiving Day and the Phoenix Airport may record the first Meteorological Fall Season without measurable precipitation since 1938. Alaska is getting back-door cold fronts which are creating Gulf of Alaska Lows which then provide moisture to the Northwest. La Nina and Global Warming result in interesting weather. Continue reading to learn more. 


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Why The FCC's Proposed Internet Rules May Spell Trouble Ahead

from The Conversation

-- this post authored by David Choffnes, Northeastern University

As the Federal Communications Commission takes up a formal proposal to reverse the Obama-era Open Internet Order, a key question consumers and policymakers alike are asking is: What difference do these rules make?

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Macro Tides Technical Review 20 November 2017

Happy Thanksgiving!

In the 24/7 world in which we live it is easy to take the everyday blessings for granted and easier for our attention to dwell on what isn't going the way we expected or hoped. Thanksgiving forces us to stop for a moment and remember all the good stuff that has come our way and express our gratitude. Family and friends always come first but I am also blessed to be doing what captivates and stimulates my intellect very day and provides lessons in humility to keep me grounded. I hope your Thanksgiving is spent with family and friends.

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01 November 2017 FOMC Meeting Minutes: Again Much Talk About Inflation

Fed-sealSMALL-- this post authored by Steven Hansen

The 01 November 2017 meeting statement presented the actions taken. This post covers the economic discussion during this FOMC meeting between the members (minutes were released today). There was considerable discussion on inflation, and an interesting quote:

... several participants expressed concern that the persistently weak inflation data could lead to a decline in longer-term inflation expectations or may have done so already; they pointed to low market-based measures of inflation compensation, declines in some survey measures of inflation expectations, or evidence from statistical models suggesting that the underlying trend in inflation had fallen in recent years ...

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