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What Did Bernanke Really Accomplish?

Posted by Larry Doyle on June 21st, 2013 8:23 AM |

How will the history books treat Ben Bernanke? Well, only time will tell.

Supporters will tout his integral role in saving the system.

Those who look less kindly on the Fed chair will denigrate him for: 1) his participatory role in allowing Wall Street to bring our economy to its knees, and 2) providing excess liquidity for the well positioned to take advantage of a newly defined rent-seeking economy while the rank and file American public struggle to keep their head above water.

Perhaps he is deserving of both a measure of praise and derision, but let’s take a harder look at what he really accomplished — or not — depending on how you might view things. (more…)

Key Economic Driver: Disposable Personal Income

Posted by Larry Doyle on June 4th, 2013 10:02 AM |

There are a host of economic statistics that can be and are utilized to measure the health and forward path of our economy. From GDP to employment to housing starts to inflation, all of these stats can offer a gauge as to how steep our economic landscape is and will be.

What do I believe is now the single most important economic piece of data to forecast our economic future? Disposable personal income. Why so?¬† (more…)

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