High Value and Low-Cost Infrastructure Improvements

“Infrastructure” is a constant refrain mentioned by elected officials in Washington DC.  Traditionally, they refer to fixing roads, ports, rails, flood control, potable water systems, and airports.  The topic of infrastructure is less contentious than that of broadening health care coverage.  Old-style infrastructure projects normally call for construction labor and pre-cast cement, steel shapes and […]

Would More Inflation Be Good For Consumers?

A recent New York Times story asked if higher inflation is needed.  Some favor allowing inflation to increase to 6%, kick-starting our stalled economy.  Since the Federal Reserve (Fed) is likely to change interest rates in the near future, consumers should understand the consequences. The traditional Consumer Price Index (CPI) measures price changes in a […]