Posts Tagged ‘U.S. economy’

Demographic Drivers of Growth

Economists have been cautioning for quite a while that the wind-down of the senior population and the retirement of baby boomers does not bode well for the U.S. economy — or anywhere else in the world, for that matter. The reality is that an aging population coupled with declining birth rates doesn’t add much in…

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The Costs of a Government Shutdown

It’s the third week of the government shutdown, and a resolution doesn’t seem to be presenting itself any time soon. The partial shutdown – which has resulted in the closure of nine out of 15 federal departments, as well as dozens of agencies and federal programs1 – has already started a snowball of economic effects in…

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