Economy and politics

Consumers are starting to act as if recession is imminent

Consumers are starting to act as if recession is imminent

Text size Consumer dissatisfaction is worse among households earning less than $50,000 a year, writes Dana M. Peterson. Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images About the Author: Dana M. Peterson is chief economist at the Conference Board. Consumers sense that a recession is imminent and are beginning to behave accordingly. They become more and more unhappy by …

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The US labor market is leaning toward scarcity.  The Fed cannot change that.

The US labor market is leaning toward scarcity. The Fed cannot change that.

About the Author: Joe Sullivan is a Senior Advisor to the Lindsey Group. He served from 2017 to 2019 as Special Advisor to the Chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisers. His opinions do not necessarily represent those of his employer. Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Lael Brainard spotted something “very unusual” in the …

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Remittances are a key economic stabilizer

Remittances are a key economic stabilizer

Text size In 2022, remittances to low- and middle-income countries are expected to reach $626 billion. Marvin Recinos/AFP/Getty Images About the Author: David Malpass is President of the World Bank Group. At a time when the world faces an extremely difficult outlook, remittances are a vital lifeline for households in developing countries, especially the poorest. …

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