Archive for Economics

Median Household Income Up, Poverty Rate Falls, and Health Insurance Coverage Rates Basically Unchanged

This information comes courtesy of the following reports: Income and Poverty in the United States: 2017 (income increased 1.8% over 2016 – this is the third year in a row of increases; poverty rates fell .4% – this is also the third consecutive year that this rate has fallen); and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2017.

More statistical breakdowns are available in each report.

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China’s Economy

Here are some recent reports on the world’s second largest economy: Economic Survey of China (OECD); China’s Economic Rise: History, Trends, Challenges, and Implications for the United States (CRS); Moody’s Downgrades China Over Worries About Its Growing Debt The New York Times); China (IMF); China (World Bank);8 things you need to know about China’s economy (World Economic Forum); China (Council on Foreign Relations); China (Center for Strategic and International Studies); and China’s domestic politics and foreign policy (UK Parliament library).

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Background on Greek Debt Crisis

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Economic Crisis – April 2015 Update

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Economic Crisis – March 2015 Update

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Economic Crisis – February 2015 Update

Fiscal impetus and the Great Recession (Bureau of Labor Statistics).

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Fiscal Year 2016 Budget of the United States Government

This tome contains “…the President’s budget message, information on the President’s priorities, and summary tables….”(2)

 

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