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Housing starts, industrial production, NY Times quote

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Permits and starts have fallen off but are still above pre-Covid levels. This particular sector is presumed to be the target of Fed rate hikes. I suspect it is a temporary setback with buyers taking a wait and see attitude, as employment continues to grow: The post-Covid bounce continues with no sign of recession. US energy costs are relatively low which is helping drive the export component: Peter Coy’s NYT article today was about my assertion that rate hikes are adding to inflation, which was confirmed by his quote from Prof. Michael Woodford, who is considered the #1 mainstream monetary economist and the Fed’s ‘go to’ economist:

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Permits and starts have fallen off but are still above pre-Covid levels. This particular sector is presumed to be the target of Fed rate hikes. I suspect it is a temporary setback with buyers taking a wait and see attitude, as employment continues to grow:

Housing starts, industrial production, NY Times quote

Housing starts, industrial production, NY Times quote

The post-Covid bounce continues with no sign of recession.
US energy costs are relatively low which is helping drive the export component:

Housing starts, industrial production, NY Times quote

Peter Coy’s NYT article today was about my assertion that rate hikes are adding to inflation, which was confirmed by his quote from Prof. Michael Woodford, who is considered the #1 mainstream monetary economist and the Fed’s ‘go to’ economist:

Housing starts, industrial production, NY Times quote

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