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Do Black People Need Black Billionaires?

Remember the black preachers, politicians, and business people like Bob Johnson who tried to convince us Trump would be good for black people? 499 more words


Progress, Albeit Lopsided

The Federal Reserve released its triennial Survey of Consumer Finances (SCF) for 2016 last week.  According to the Fed, the SCF “collects information about family incomes, net worth, balance sheet components, credit use, and other financial outcomes”, and this large and comprehensive survey serves as a valuable resource for economists seeking to understand the financial condition of US families.  792 more words

Market Commentary

Poverty and Progress, Oregon Update Edition

This morning the Census Bureau released the 2016 American Community Survey data. There is a ton to unpack here and even more once the microdata is released later this year. 620 more words


Thursday Numbers

You will never win if you never begin. – Helen Rowland

Welcome to “Thursday Numbers!” In case you’re a first-time visitor, this is the weekly column where I take a look at the numbers that are in the news (in descending order) and provide commentary sometimes sprinkled with sarcasm. 576 more words