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Economic Data

Last week’s GDP numbers

This weekend I received a disturbing newsletter from John Mauldin, provacatively entitled " Lies and Other Statistics," that dissected the GDP numbers where the headline number was +0.6%. Digging into the detail reveals a completely…

CPI understates inflation

When you hear about inflation on TV, don't you often wonder why the official number seems lower than inflation feels to you when you go shopping? It's an open secret in Washington, but the Consumer Price Index (CPI), the common measure of…

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