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MAY/JUNE 2022 FLOTSAM AND JETSAM: TWO FOR THE PRICE OF ONE!

This month we take a look at MoCo’s share of the region’s large, publicly traded companies; celebrate the news that households overall are in a strong financial position; worry about declining real earnings; examine some indicators of local economic stagnation; and share some reflections on the state of democracy. LARGE PUBLICLY TRADED COMPANIES IN THE …

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MoCo Economy Watch

This month’s MoCo Economy Watch is a meditation on some issues related to the shifting ground of public and private sector roles in the economy and how that change could play out in the years ahead… In the years to come, I imagine that think tanks, academics, and “public intellectuals” will add a great deal …

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A PRIMER ON LOCAL ECONOMIES AND GOVERNMENT TAXING AND SPENDING

In this MoCo Economy Watch, we try to untangle a gordian knot – the relationship between the local economy and government taxing and spending. Local taxing and spending do impact local economic performance. Today we’re going to dig into the literature and explore how and why that happens. local taxing and spending decisions actually affect …

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