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Category Archives: Bureau of the Census

Exactly How Many Warnings Do You Need?

Authored by Lance Roberts via RealInvestmentAdvice.com, When I was growing up my father, probably much like yours, had pearls of wisdom that he would drop along the way. It wasn’t until much later in life that I learned that such knowledge did not come from books, but through experience. One of my favorite pieces of […]

Even Schwab Is Warning Retail Clients Of “Danger Signs Rising”

You know it's bad when even the traditional 'pumpers' are getting anxious. While obviously counched in its own "well maybe that's not totally terrible" spin, reading the following from Charles Schwab suggests Liz Ann Sonders, Brad Sorensen, and Jeffrey Kleintop were all struggling to defend any bullish position and perhaps more desperate to CYA in […]

The US Is Not “One Nation” – And It Never Was

Authored by Ryan McMaken via The Mises Institute, Patrick Buchanan is an informative and interesting writer. On foreign policy, especially, he's long been one of the most reasonable voices among high-level American pundits. When it comes to cultural matters, however, Buchanan has long held to a peculiar and empirically questionable version of American history in […]

Schaeuble Warns US Pullback Could “End Our Liberal World Order”

Less than a month after German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned that “Europe must take its fate into its own hands,” Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble implored US President Donald Trump to reconsider his “America First” policy, claiming that a pullback by the US would risk the destruction of “our liberal world order” by ceding influence to […]

BofA Has A Last Minute Warning Ahead Of Today’s Retail Sales Number

With retailers reporting abysmal Q1 earnings data, there is much at stake in today’s retail sales report, perhaps even more than in the CPI report (which either this month, or June at the latest, will post a steep drop due to energy “base effect” as oil prices today are now lower than a year ago). […]

Seven Years Of College Down The Drain

Authored by Nicholas Colas via Convergex.com, Last week’s Beige Book highlighted labor shortages for both skilled and unskilled workers, but perhaps employers are asking too much from certain applicants.   That’s the upshot from a report conducted by the Rockefeller Foundation and Edelman Intelligence, which surveyed C-suite executives, human resource officers, and individuals aged 18 […]

In Which States Do Most Millennials Live With Their Parents?

Just a few short decades ago America’s youth was highly encouraged by eager parents to become self-sufficient by the ripe old age of 18.  Today, the mere suggestion of such a thing could land unsuspecting parents in prison for ‘triggering’ their offspring with malicious ‘hate speech.’ And, as a new study from the Census Bureau […]

St. Louis Just Hiked Minimum Wage By 43%; Guess What Happens Next

Seemingly no amount of empirical evidence will ever convince progressives that raising minimum wages to artificially elevated levels is a bad idea.  Somehow the basic idea that raising the cost of a good ultimately results in lower consumption of that good just doesn’t compute.  And while roughly 50% of the country will promptly ignore it, […]

See Where Immigrants Out-Earn US-Born Citizens

America is a nation built by (legal) immigrants, and on the premise that anyone can make it to the top. While that may be true, most new arrivals find themselves starting at the bottom of the pile. As HowMuch.net details, right across the country, households headed by persons born outside the U.S. earn less than […]

Retail Sales Decelerate, Rise 0.1% As Expected; Control Group Disappoints

Followng yesterday’s disturbing debit and credit card spending report from Bank of America for February which showed broad based declines across most categories, and a collapse in Department Store sales, the whisper expectation for today’s retail sales report was for a contraction. Instead, perhaps courtesy of the traditional aggressive seasonal adjustments, the Census Bureau announced […]