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For the week of Aug 24, 2015
COMMENTARY – by Michael J. Hicks, Ph.D.
Because of our strict legal immigration policies, poorer folks have little choice but to come here illegally.
Immigration is once again a policy topic, so it is good to apply a bit of arithmetic to proposed solutions. It is best to begin with legal immigration, where much of the later problems and costs accrue.
Read the full text: More Deportation Follies
Last week's commentary: What Drives the Fed Rate Hike Decision?
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DID YOU KNOW? – by Dagney Faulk, PhD
Data on U.S. housing starts were released last week. One-unit structures are still going strong, coming in at 782,000 new units in July. Multifamily housing starts may be starting to slow but are still higher than prerecession levels.
For details see http://indicators.cberdata.org/dataset/52/110
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