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January 2014 CPI Inflation Again Moderately Grows

by Doug Short and Steven Hansen The January 2014 Consumer Price Index (CPI-U) year-over-year inflation rate increased again marginally fueled by rise in energy prices.

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It’s Time to Eliminate the US Corporate Income Tax

by Laurence J. Kotlikoff, Voxeu.org Though taxing corporations may be a political no-brainer, it may be a big economic mistake. This column discusses recent research showing that the tax is not paid primarily by rich corporate shareholders. They can, and … Continue reading

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The American Jury Is Still Out; But the European Judge Condemns the Prisoner

Age of Wisdom, Age of Foolishness (11) Written by Adam Whitehead, KeySignals.com Age of Wisdom, Age of Foolishness (10) “The American Jury is Out, But the European Jury Has Voted”[i] reported on the unfolding courtroom dramas, on both sides of … Continue reading

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December 2013 CPI Inflation Moderately Grows

by Doug Short and Steven Hansen The December 2013 Consumer Price Index (CPI-U) year-over-year inflation rate increased again marginally fueled by rise in energy prices.

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Economic Data Show Massive QE and ZIRP Failure

The headline Consumer Price Index for November was 0%, which was below the consensus guess of economists of 0.1%. Since the onset of QE3 and 4 in November 2o12, CPI has trended from an annual rate of 2% to now 1%. With the latest CPI data now posted, it’s an opportune time to go back and look at several other economic indicators, including key measures adjusted for inflation to show the growth rate in real constant dollar terms. Continue reading

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