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The Economy is Not Overheating

Elliot Eisenberg, Ph.D., Graphs and Laughs, LLC The U.S. unemployment rate recently fell to 3.7%, a rate last seen in 1969. This very low rate is giving the Fed and many other market watchers reasons to worry that the labor market, and thus the overall economy, may be...

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Gentrification is Good

By Elliot Eisenberg, Ph.D., GraphsandLaughs, LLC Over the past few decades, the term “gentrification,” i.e. high-income persons and households moving into poor minority neighborhoods, who, in doing so, push out significantly poorer lifelong residents, has become one...

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Why Healthcare Is So Expensive

By Elliot Eisenberg, Ph.D. GraphsandLaughs, LLC While there are many reasons why healthcare spending is growing much faster than the economy — including an aging population and the rising cost of prescription drugs — one problem that gets virtually no attention and is...

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