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On the Causes of Investment Decline in the US Economy

On the Causes of Investment Decline in the US Economy
Is the chronically stagnant US economic recovery since 2009 (predicted in my 2010 book, ‘Epic Recession: Prelude to Global Depression’), the result of insufficient income growth for most households—that is then necessary to stimulate consumption demand that, in turn would result in real investment that would create jobs? Or has the escalation of financial asset prices since 2009—itself the consequence of $10-$15 trillion of Fed and central ... Read more

Solution to the Budget Shortfall: The ‘R.A.T.S. TAX PROGRAM’ To Make the Rich and Corporations Pay

By Jack Rasmus June 30, 2011 COMMENTARY: As the deficit-debt debates intensify it is becoming increasing clear that Teapublicans want only draconian cuts in spending, social security-medicare-medicaid and public education in particular. Democrats want cuts but also modest tax increases. Both have agreed already that the cuts will be several times the tax hikes, if any. Democrats are content to pare the edges of the massive tax cuts for ... Read more