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Revealed: the cost of stopping the boats put at $9.6 billion

The cost of stopping the boats has been calculated at more than $9.6 billion since 2013, and will be another $5.7 billion over the next four years, according to a study by Save the Children and UNICEF. 11 more words

Asylum Seekers

How will baby boomers change financial markets over the next 10 years?

Demographic changes affect economic growth, inflation, retirement savings and investment. It can force large shifts in cyclical economic patterns and change the global economic landscape dramatically. 1,382 more words

Macro

Free tuition and irresponsibility

This is my article in BWorld last August 17, 2017.

There are many reasons why the new law providing for free tuition for all students — rich and poor alike — in all state universities and colleges (SUCs) is wrong, but for this piece, we will limit them to only four arguments. 624 more words

Higher Interest Rates May Force Higher Inflation Rates

By Daniel Amerman – Re-Blogged From http://www.Gold-Eagle.com

1) Financial analysis of the three way relationship between interest rates, inflation and the U.S. national debt.

2) Higher interest rates causing higher interest payments on the $20 trillion national debt would ordinarily cause soaring deficits over time. 2,950 more words

Monetary Policy

Will US debt break the system: Debt, dollar and recession

A cyclical shift in the budget deficit which threatens the US economy has begun to take place, the strength of the $ as the global reserve currency is being tested and the national debt in the US is forcing the market to question its ability to repay it’s debts. 1,370 more words

Macro

Come September

American politics has become so damn boring that it is too silly for words…..but that may soon change….

It is now September and the Congress returns to what they call work…..and they are faced with several options for failure….deficit…..taxation….budgetary debate….none of these will bode well for the GOP….they do not have a reliable partner in the White House…. 455 more words

Politics

After Political Storm, Indonesia President Faces Economic Clouds

By REUTERS

SEPT. 3, 2017, 11:24 P.M. E.D.T.

JAKARTA — During the first months of this year, President Joko Widodo was an embattled leader grappling with Indonesia’s most serious political and religious tensions in two decades. 874 more words