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US Transportation Infrastructure: Manage Supply or Demand?

Much of the public discussion over US transportation infrastructure proceeds from the belief that it faces a supply problem which needs to be fixed by updating the old and building more of the new.

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The Semi-Official End of the Longest US Economic Expansion

The longest economic expansion in US history (or at least back to 1854, before which time the data gets not just shaky but exceedingly shaky) ended in February at 128 months.

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Pregnancy-Related Mortality in the US

When it comes to maternal mortality during pregnancy, the United States not only lags behind other high-income countries, but has been getting worse.

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A Bounce Is Not A Recovery

The recent improvement in global PMIs and especially in employment in the United States have created a strong optimism in markets about the recovery. 

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Exploding US Unemployment Rates: A Peek Inside

US unemployment rates have reached higher levels, and risen in a way that is more dramatic, than at any time since the start of regular employment statistics in the late 1940s.

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A Brave New World for Value Investing

Stock markets have rebounded from their March lows on fiscal and monetary stimulus.

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Are Firms Too Risk-Averse?

There's a plausible argument that from the point of view of investors, firms are too risk-averse.