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WARREN MOSLER
Warren Mosler is an American economist and theorist, and one of the leading voices in the field of Modern Monetary Theory (MMT). Presently, Warren resides on St. Croix, in the US Virgin Islands, where he owns and operates Valance Co., Inc.

Mosler Economics

Unemployment claims, Personal income, Transfer payments, Savings, Consumption, Light vehicle sales, Consumer confidence

Still climbing. This is not good: This is bad too: Working it’s way lower as benefits expire and employment growth sags: Savings added by fiscal adjustments are running down: The economy has generated a lot less personal income than it would have generated without the covid crisis: Same with consumption, which is about 70% of gdp: Fading: Fading:

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Personal income and consumption

Personal income, which includes gov transfer payments, is coming down in steps after spiking for the fiscal adjustments, and still remains a bit higher than it would have been as transfer payments wind down: Transfer payments are coming down, but remain elevated largely due to unemployment: Excluding transfer payments it’s still well short of where it was: Real consumption, supported by transfer payments, has come back but is leveling off below pre-covid levels:...

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