The Vermont Cynic

GOP, you played yourself

September 1, 2016

It has been a long-standing notion that in normal election years, the incumbentparty has a favorable chance of retaining the White House if GDP growth has been steady and economic factors, such as job...

The Fed cannot continue to react to bad headlines

The Fed cannot continue to react to bad headlines

May 5, 2016

The U.S. economy is adding jobs rapidly. March was another strong month for the labor market and the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported 215,000 jobs being added to the economy.April’s job report is...

How climate change could be destroying our economy

April 22, 2016

Last year was the warmest on record. December 2015 was the first month to ever be 2 degrees Fahrenheit above the month’s historical average. In fact, 15 of the 16 hottest years in recorded history have...

Hillary Clinton just panders to her audience

Hillary Clinton just panders to her audience

April 15, 2016

I am going to jump right to it: Hillary Rodham Clinton is dishonest, untrustworthy and indecisive. She does not deserve a single vote from people who actually care about a candidate’s values and morals.Recently,...

Point Counterpoint: Is Sanders' fiscal policy feasible? Point: Endorse Sen. Sanders' and support fiscal equality

Point Counterpoint: Is Sanders’ fiscal policy feasible? Point: Endorse Sen. Sanders’ and support fiscal equality

March 30, 2016

The focal points of Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign are economic issues such as income and wealth inequality, minimum wage, the burden of student debt, and universal healthcare. There are strong...

The time to raise the minimum wage has come

March 24, 2016

After three rounds of Quantitative Easing, where the Federal Reserve created money in order to buy securities, several near-zero interest rate years, aggressive fiscal stimuli and soaring job growth, where...

Are we headed for another recession?

Are we headed for another recession?

February 25, 2016

[media-credit name="ALYSSA HANDELMAN" align="alignnone" width="300"][/media-credit]There is a plethora of indicators to look at when gauging the strength of the economy. Where one economist might be running...

The weight of gold would drown the economy

The weight of gold would drown the economy

February 17, 2016

[one_half]The Shiny PastThe United States used the Gold Standard till 1971; the gold standard is the system whereby a country’s currency – the actual paper money that you have in your pocket right...

The Federal Reserve & us

The Federal Reserve & us

February 3, 2016

You hear all this chatter about the Federal Reserve doing this and doing that and therefore the markets are “bullish” or “bearish” and so on and so forth. But what do changes in monetary policy...

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