Trade Wars: It’s All About Leverage

Elliot Eisenberg | GraphsandLaughs, LLC | May 2018 Editor's note: Here is economist Elliot Eisenberg's latest column for FBA members. With the U.S.-China trade war looking increasingly ominous, two questions are on the minds of many: do trade deficits matter and which...

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Jobs: They’re Not What They Used to Be

Elliot Eisenberg, Ph.D. | GraphsandLaughs, LLC | April 2018 During every business cycle, economies experience job losses followed by subsequent job gains such that, in time, all job losses are made up, and then some. Between January 2008 and February 2010, almost nine...

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The Age of Austerity Is Over

Elliot Eisenberg, Ph.D., GraphsandLaughs, LLC When the Congressional Budget Office made its June 2017 forecast of our fiscal future, it projected a deficit of $689 billion in FY2019. The deficit is now poised to be $1.2 trillion, a dramatic and profound change that is...

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