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The Poverty and Inequality Party

Between 2001 and 2008 it was impossible to discuss economic issues with a liberal without getting a stentorious sermon about the evils of the “Bush tax cuts for the rich” and the resulting surge in income inequality. Now the Bush … Continue reading

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Fed Survey: Obamacare Impedes Hiring, Curbs Wage Gains

Although Chair Yellen is still mum on the topic, Federal Reserve economists have belatedly started to study the impact of Obamacare on employment and wages. Economists in three regions (San Francisco, Philadelphia, New York) used identical questions to survey employers … Continue reading

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Stock Prices Will Grind Higher

After being long and wrong in 2007 and 2008, I have been correctly bullish on stocks for the last few years, arguing they would scale the proverbial wall of worry. Bonds, on the other hand, have looked to me to … Continue reading

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Has Yellen Heard of Obamacare?

In this week’s Barron’s Randall W. Forsyth, citing research by Stephanie Pomboy’s Macro Mavens, makes a point I have been making for a few years. Supposedly strong employment gains in recent months, Pomboy notes, consist largely of part time jobs. … Continue reading

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Implications of a Part-Time America

Economists are slowly, belatedly noticing how Obamacare will shift the U.S. labor force toward part-time work, something I have been writing about for a few years.  The obvious avenue is the 50/30 rule–employers must provide insurance if they employ 50 … Continue reading

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The Full Time Employment Act of 2013—Republicans’ First Assault on ObamacCare

You heard it here months ago, and now the mainstream media has figured out that ObamaCare’s 30/50 rule is creating a part-time workforce.  Employers must provide expensive health insurance if they have more than 50 “full-time” (over 30 hour per … Continue reading

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