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September 2013 Economic Overview

September 2013 Economic Overview

Frankly, we find this past week’s batch of economic data unsettling. The march of economic power from the developed to the emerging world seemed to take a step backwards. Asian manufacturing continued to slow, with a very slight expansion in China according to official data. In the US, GDP growth, manufacturing and jobless claims were stronger [...]

May 2010 Economic Overview

May 2010 Economic Overview

Economic unintended consequences pervade the US. Is the party over? For the last 40 years, the US consumer has served as the engine to lead the US economy out of miasma. Is Unbridled economic growth undermining the Protestant ethic of self-denial? Conspicuous consumption has fallen into social disrepute. Real Thrift is Back! Thrift is becoming the [...]