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Tag: Economy

Here is What We Think the July Job Numbers are Saying

The Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development released preliminary July job numbers on Friday. The general takeaway is that things aren’t better yet, but they are no longer getting worse. We have talked before about how the general health of the economy appears to be nearing the end of […]

Taxes Part 2: Tax Implications on the Economy

Before we can have a meaningful discussion about tax policy, let me briefly describe the way an economy functions. Until that foundation is laid, the impacts of taxation cannot be fully understood. The Bucket Analogy A classic metaphor of an economy is to visualize a bucket of water. The level […]

Times are Changing

Our economy is the strongest it’s ever been, and is about to get better. At the same time, our economy is broken, and it’s about to get worse. How can this paradoxical reality be true? Simple, we no longer have one economy. We have two. And all indications point to […]

The 2018 Recession

I know what you’re thinking. The economy is booming right now! Unemployment is at its lowest level in decades, the stock market is setting record highs, consumer optimism is through the roof. On what grounds could you possibly be predicting a recession? Well, you’re right on one account. This is […]

The Alaskan Case of Dutch Disease

We all dream about what we would do if a couple million dollars fell into our laps. It turns out, most of those stories don’t work out the way we would think. Lottery winners don’t always make the best decisions. Instead, they buy luxurious houses and cars, and go on […]