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ECONOMISTS AND THEIR CRYSTAL BALLS

Economists make forecasts and the more notable ones make it to the popular press. The problem is no one can precict the future and the variables so numerous that intepretations frequently differ. One of the reasons we strive to design … Continue reading

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ELECTRONIC SAFETY DEPOSIT BOX

Remember the “old days” when you stored your important documents in the bank’s safety deposit box. You used to get a free one with your checking account. (I know, I really dated myself here!) As we move away from paper … Continue reading

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Wanted: Non-U.S. Consumers

We all know about the housing bubble, the bad mortgages, etc. But on a more structural level, the growth in the world economy needs to modify. From about 2003-2007, American consumer spending generated global growth. Spending money they didn’t have. … Continue reading

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