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    Economic Consequences of Republican Tax Legislation

    In this webinar, we assess the implications of the imminent change, with a focus on who benefits most and who is likely to be hurt. The discussion entails a look at both the national effects and the regional implications.

    The Republican tax legislation will significantly impact the near-term economic outlook. Deficit-financed tax cuts will act as a fiscal stimulus, temporarily bolstering growth, but they will add significantly to the government’s deficits and debt load.

    In this webinar, we assess the implications of the imminent change, with a focus on who benefits most and who is likely to be hurt. The discussion entails a look at both the national effects and the regional implications.

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    Weekly Market Outlook: Cost Push or Demand Pull

    The U.S. is experiencing cost-push inflation, which has historically proven to be more temporary than other causes, primarily demand pull.

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    The only way to resolve the nation's affordable housing crisis

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    Weekly Market Outlook: It's Not Stagflation

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    Weekly Market Outlook: Talking About Tapering Talk

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    Weekly Market Outlook: Are Inflationists Finally Right, or Still Crying Wolf?

    The April U.S. consumer price index was surprisingly strong but there are no implications for the timing of the Federal Reserve's tapering of its monthly asset purchase or first rate hike.

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    Biden's Build Back Better plan will improve nearly every community in America

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    U.S. Macro & Regional Economic Outlook

    The U.S. economy is booming and near-term prospects have rarely been as strong.

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    Weekly Market Outlook: Bond Market and the Booming Economy

    Bond investors have come to terms with a booming U.S. economy and reflation narrative.

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    The Macroeconomic Consequences of the American Families Plan and the Build Back Better Agenda

    We assess the macroeconomic consequences of the AFP in this white paper, and find that while its near-term impacts are small, it provides meaningful longer-term economic benefits by increasing labor force participation and the educational attainment of the population.

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    Weekly Market Outlook: Fundamentals Support Low Volatility, Tight Spreads

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