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Spencer Jakab, Wall Street Journal Wall Street is dissing disinflation. With all due respect, that may be a mistake. Defined as a decelerating rate of price increases, as opposed to price drops, the current dip in headline inflation is seen as a temporary giveback from the commodity-price spike earlier this year. A consensus of economists sees growth in May producer- and consumer-price indexes, due Wednesday and Thursday, falling to 1.1% and 2.0% year on year, respectively, from 1.9% and 2.3% in April. That would be the slowest pace since October 2009 for producer prices and January 2011 for consumer prices. Read More (Subscription Required)
TARIFFIED: Trade Talk with Matthew Rooney
This week, trade relations between the U.S. and India are continuing to escalate. Earlier this month, the U.S. stopped granting India special trade privileges by taking away the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) program, and India has responded by enforcing more tariffs of its own. The George W. Bush-SMU Economic Growth Initiative Director Matthew Rooney breaks down the trade conflict: For more information on trade groups and the global economy, visit www.bushcenter.org/scorecard.
How Trade Spreads Holiday Cheer
It is projected that the average American household will spend more than $1,000 during the holidays this year.
Deporting Salvadorans May Lead to Economic Decline
We should think carefully about a policy whose major impacts are likely to be reductions in employment and economic activity here at home, and increased instability and lawlessness along our borders.
Bush Institute's Laura Collins Talks Immigration on Good Morning Texas
Last week, Deputy Director of Economic Growth at the George. W. Bush Institute Laura Collins spoke with Good Morning Texas about immigration myths. During the interview, Collins had the opportunity to set the record straight and address common misconceptions about legal immigrants living in America today. The segment was inspired from facts released earlier this fall by the Bush Institute in the third edition of America's Advantage: A Handbook on Immigration and Economic Growth. Watch the full Good Morning Texas interview here.