Posts By: Michael J. Atkin

Facing down the fiscal cliff (replay)

How much might the fiscal cliff disrupt the economy? Improving trends in the U.S. private sector — from housing prices to consumer confidence — contrast with the possible negative effects on growth as the public sector moves toward fiscal consolidation. … Continue reading »

Inflation: Just what the Fed ordered

Inflation has popped back up in the headlines after a long absence. In January, prices measured by the Consumer Price Index (CPI) were up 1.6% from a year earlier, the biggest increase in eight months. Continue reading »