I enjoy maps. Each tells a complex story. Here are some of my favorites to reveal realities about our country, its economy, people, prospects and nuances. Not much commentary from me. I’m letting the maps speak.
By most conventional measures of the US economy, we are enjoying broad prosperity in the US. Unemployment is down, equity markets are up. However, salary growth is lagging for many. Analysis by the Pew Research Center shows that average real wages are essentially flat over the last 50 years. It shows that prosperity has not reached the middle class and, well, never did.
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The economists and central bankers of the US Federal Reserve have a perplexing challenge. The US economy has picked up in terms of GDP growth, but inflation is below the Goldilocks target of 2%. How could economic models be wrong? What, if anything, has changed? It has spurred a serious discussion that suggests that US economy operates differently now. I think the answer is obvious – DEFLATION! We have deflation, just not in an absolute form. We have deflation in the economy like you might have bugs in your house. They are not everywhere, just in places. Overall, the house is mostly clean, but there are some bugs.
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