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We’re not Gonna Pay: The Rent Squeeze



In honor of the twentieth anniversary of the 1990s hit musical, Rent, I have decided to talk about housing inflation. It’s actually quite a timely topic. The problem is that, while there is not a lot of inflation out there in the U.S. economy, it’s showing up in rents. Places from Seattle to…

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Inflation: Is there Something Strange Happening Here?



The March Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting had a decidedly dovish tone. The expected interest rate path was cut, with the FOMC expecting to raise the fed funds rate twice this year as compared to four times in December. The median forecasts for GDP and headline inflation (including food…

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