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The top of today’s reading list is about the Social Security Trust Fund and S.S. solvency…….. and the last article presents five economic trends to be thankful for.
- The Social Security Trust Fund surplus was never going to be locked untouched in a vault (New Deal Democrat, Bonddad Blog) See also the update: Keeping the Social Security Trust Fund solvent forever is even easier than I thought
- Coal Seen as New Tobacco Sparking Investor Backlash: Commodities (Jesse Riseborough and Thomas Biesheuvel, Bloomberg)
- Paul Ryan Should Get Behind This Plan To Give Everyone Free Money (Canny Vinik, Business Insider)
- Everything I was afraid to ask about Bitcoin but did (Rumplestatskin, Macro Business)
- Vanguard: Boomer Retiree Wave Won’t Crash Market (Gil Weinreich, ThinkAdvisor)
- Tax-Loss Harvesting: How to Avoid a Wash Sale (Donald Jay Korn, Financial Planning)
- House Prices and the One Armed Policymaker’s Dilemma (John Cassidy, The New Yorker)
- Silent assassins chase German savers (Oliver Marc Hartwich, Business Spectator) Negative real interest rates are a genuine savings killer.
- Q4:2013 US GDP Nowcast: +1.9% (James Picerno, EconoMonitor) James Picerno has contributed to Global Economic Intersection.
- Five economic trends to be thankful for (Neil Irwin, The Washington Post) Bill McBride at Calulated Risk puts some of them to music -errr graphs and number five (falling household debt) is below: