The Consumer Price Index (CPI), a key measure of inflation, increased by 8.3 percent in August compared to the same time last year and increased 0.1 percent from the previous month, the Bureau of Labor Statistics revealed on Tuesday.
Coming off a fresh landslide victory in Hungary’s April elections, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán and his Fidesz party have drawn conservatives from across the world to the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Budapest, with many of them looking to Hungary for answers to the challenges facing Western civilization and an increasingly dominant left.
Epidemiologist compiles massive trove of research studies demonstrating "that Covid-19 lockdowns, shelter-in-place policies, masks, school closures, and mask mandates have failed in their purpose of curbing transmission or reducing deaths."
Despite slumping 'hard' data, 'soft' survey data has been trending higher on a bed of soaring prices (well it must be demand), and supplier delivery delays (well it must be demand) providing any and all asset-gatherers and commission-rakers the ammo to confirm the recovery.
The United States retail sales and jobless claims weakness, significantly below estimates, coincides with the largest fiscal and monetary stimulus in history. Something is not right when these figures come significantly below estimates in an environment of massive upgrades to gross domestic product (GDP). Why?