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All You Need To Know About The US Economy: True Unemployment Is Over 12%

How can an economy that is growing so slowly produce such big declines in unemployment? Something about the U.S. economy isn’t adding up. Either the unemployment data or the GDP calculation is very much wrong. Last week’s failure by the Fed to hike rates is a direct confirmation that nothing with the US economy is as strong as the 5.1% unemployment rate suggests.

Did Janet Yellen Just Shoot Herself In The Foot, Again

The bigger problem now is that Yellen just reset the market’s expectations, and in fact set the bar for disappointment even higher. As FTN rates strategist Jim Vogel very correctly notes, “financial market risk is calmer this morning, but Yellen actually elevated the stakes with her detailed speech yesterday afternoon.”

How GDP Metrics Distort Our View of the Economy

GDP purports to measure economic activity while largely divorcing itself from quality, profitability, depth, breadth, improvement, advancement & rationalization of goods & services provided. Why does GDP poorly reflect economic size & vitality? Its largely due to 3 fallacious concepts embedded within GDP measurements.

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