Category Archives: economics

“I am a Tariff Man” and Credit for the Stock Market

  US stock markets fell sharply on Tuesday as investors lost faith in a trade truce between the US and China that had been negotiated by Donald Trump at last week’s G20 summit.   On September 8th, 2018 I wrote: … Continue reading

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New York’s Suffolk County Economy: Not so Hot?

Representative Lee Zeldin likes to claim that he has contributed to a “booming” economy resulting in jobs in his district (the eastern part of Suffolk county). Lets examine this for a minute. First, jobs This is the graph of unemployment since … Continue reading

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Zeldin Supports GOP Shenanigans

Published as Letter to Editor, The East Hampton Star Fiscal Chicanery July 10, 2018 Dear David, If you are under any illusions about congressional Republicans’ intentions to undermine the financial security of American families, just take a look at their … Continue reading

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Local Economy Dependent on Immigrants

Recent reports describe  increased round up of latinos. Along with suspected “bad guys” ICE is sweeping up many more innocent undocumented workers.  This was highlighted by the latest Trump visit to Long Island and Lee Zeldin’s cheer leading.  Read more … Continue reading

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Jobs? Where are they?

From: John Tepper Marlin, Ph.D., President, Boissevain Books LLC,  Principal, CityEconomist WHERE ARE THOSE GREAT NEW JOBS FOR LONG ISLAND THAT TRUMP AND ZELDIN PROMISED These figures were released this morning by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. They are for Nassau and … Continue reading

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The Republican Tax Scam

By Saumya Narechania, National Issues Campaign Manager, Organizing for Action Yesterday’s tax scam will go down as one of the most shameful acts in Senate history. In a single bill — finalized Friday night (Dec 1, 2017) in scribbled handwriting, … Continue reading

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Why are Drug Prices Going Through the Roof?

By Francesca Rheannon, Journalist Writer’s Voice with Francesca Rheannon, Producer and Host Twitter Accounts: @WritersVoice On Facebook & LinkedIn http://www.writersvoice.net/2017/11/wendell-potter-gerald-friedman/ Why are drug prices going through the roof? We talk with Wendell Potter about Big Pharma and what his new investigative journalism site, Tarbell, is … Continue reading

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