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Economists expect an unemployment rate of 8.2% — only slightly less than in August — in Friday's jobs report. It would be the highest jobless rate on record (going back to World War II) as Americans head to the polls.

Economists have been warning for months that America's economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic has mainly benefitted the rich

The most recent issue of For All magazine from the Opportunity & Inclusive Growth Institute at the Minneapolis Fed includes powerful words from @WSpriggs . After the George Floyd killing he wrote an open letter to economists. Read excerpts from the letter:

Hutchins Roundup: Do central bank economists find QE to be more potent than academic economists? Is health care productivity growing faster than official data say? And more via Hutchins Center@BrookingsInst 

Economists expect an unemployment rate of 8.2% — only slightly less than in August — in Friday's jobs report. It would be the highest jobless rate on record (going back to World War II) as Americans head to the polls.

Few economists expect the third quarter’s robust growth to persist, in large part because Americans’ ability and willingness to spend may not hold up

Opinion | Economists are worried America's economic recovery is about to fall apart without more help from Congress. Here's why they're wrong. By Neil Dutta of @RenMacLLC .

Stay updated on the U.S. #economy  and get insights from economists working in research and policy when you download the Economic Research Tracker. Now available on iPhone, iPad, and Android.

It is easy to understand why property experts and economists have been backpedaling on predictions of massive falls in house prices they made only a few months back | @EKnightOfficial 

Few economists expect the third quarter’s robust growth to persist, in large part because Americans’ ability and willingness to spend may not hold up

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If @realDonaldTrump  truly believes we are in a “super recovery” & without him markets will crash, why aren’t any economists of influence or respected business leaders speaking at RNC?

This is a good discussion of AOC's call for a top tax rate of 70-80%. Tl; dr: she's actually saying what top public finance economists have been saying for some time. Not at all outlandish. 1/

been making coffee at home instead of getting starbucks for two months which according to economists should’ve made me a billionaire by now so what is happening

Democrats are holding up urgent help for struggling people over completely unrelated liberal wish-list items, like massive tax cuts for rich people in blue states. Economists across the spectrum say it’s a terrible idea. This is how serious they are about these negotiations.

.: why aren’t customers saving money? Taxpayers: we lost our jobs/homes/savings but gave you a $25b bailout Workers: employers don’t pay living wages Economists: rising costs + stagnant wages = 0 savings Chase: guess we’ll never know Everyone: seriously? #MoneyMotivation 

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As you read various arguments floating around that perhaps we should ease public health restrictions to help the economy, I want you to notice that IN NO CASE ARE THESE ARGUMENTS BEING MADE BY ACTUAL ECONOMISTS.

I’m glad Speaker Pelosi is again standing down from efforts to use this crisis to push unrelated left-wing priorities. The latest proposal had been a massive tax-code giveaway for wealthy people in blue states that was instantly panned by economists across the spectrum.

There has not been one public hearing, no opportunity to hear from economists, governors, mayors or ordinary Americans who will be impacted by this tax bill. This is a sham.

Economists on the TAX CUTS and JOBS ACT: “The enactment of a comprehensive overhaul - complete with a lower corporate tax rate - will IGNITE our ECONOMY with levels of GROWTH not SEEN IN GENERATIONS...”

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