St. Louis Fed President James Bullard says the Fed could issue a quarterly monetary policy report organized around standard monetary policy rules.
Speaking to the St. Louis Regional Chamber’s Financial Forum, President James Bullard discussed the current “regime” of low real interest rates on short-term government debt, the possible impact of the administration’s policies on those rates, and the Fed’s balance sheet.
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Some people argue that immigrants make life harder for workers who are already U.S. citizens. But the data don’t show much of a correlation between immigration and the unemployment rate or between immigration and wages.
Much attention has been paid lately to corporate inversions, in which U.S.-based multinational corporations move their parent companies to countries where taxes are lower. Past attempts to curtail such tax avoidance have had some success, but companies always find a way around the new rules. Would lowering tax rates in the U.S. help?
After declining for almost eight years, yields on U.S. Treasuries turned upward in the second half of 2016. Several domestic and international factors have led to a decrease in demand for these bonds.
The upward trend in per capita consumer debt slowed in the third quarter of 2016.
Even without bad choices or bad luck, younger, less educated or nonwhite families are more likely to be delinquent on loans.
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