Exaggerating Demographics

Written by Steven Hansen One of the common beliefs of the new normal is the demographic shift to an aging population which does not spend money – lowering the historical GDP potential. This is discussed as being one of the triggers for the Great Recession of 2007. Many forecasters continue to adjust for the headwinds …

Who Is Standing Up for the Middle Class?

Written by Steven Hansen Nobel Laureate Paul Krugman opined: The point is that a party committed to small government and low taxes on the rich is, more or less necessarily, a party committed to hurting, not helping, the poor. Will this ever change? Well, Republicans weren’t always like this. In fact, all of our major …

The Twinkies Effect On Employment

Written by Steven Hansen While we watch the drama over the demise of Hostess Brands,  the financial media hums with the suggestion that the silly labor movement, as well as business errors have driven this company into the ground. Additionally, the American labor movement (aka Unions) and their continuing demands for more money and better …