Increasing Social Security by 11% is practically impossible. But that’s fine.

(Keith Spetses) We’re likely less than two weeks away from knowing how high our Social Security checks will be in 2023. The Social Security Administration (SSA) plans to announce in mid-October. There has been a lot of predictions in recent months about the next cost-of-living adjustment (cola) will be. Of these, the most optimistic estimates … Read more

Opinion: The Fed is missing a crucial turning point in its fight against inflation because it believes in flawed data

The Fed can’t see the next potential economic meltdown because it’s still looking in the rear-view mirror, seeing nothing but High inflation. The risk arises because the CPI and PCE – the two most important measures of inflation – have a fatal flaw in the way they measure shelter costs. “ If you get your … Read more