US Consumer Goods and Services Price Changes 1997-2017

Price inflation for goods and services in the US vary widely over the long term. Some items such as healthcare, higher education, childcare, etc. continues to go up year after year like clockwork. Housing is back on the rise after the crash during the global financial crisis of 2008-09. In major metropolitan areas decent housing …

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S&P 500 vs. US Gross Tax Receipts

Tax receipts in the US are lower than government expenditures causing deficits year after year. Another factor to consider is that just because the stock market keeps rising Uncle Sam is not going to earn higher taxes. Conventional wisdom would mean that soaring stocks would lead to higher taxes paid to Uncle Sam.But that is …

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US Retail is Oversatured Compared to Other Developed Countries

The US is the third largest country in the world based on land mass. With a population of around 323 million it is the third most populous country in thr world after China and India. In terms of retail space the US has the highest amount of space per person than other major developed countries. …

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Copper Prices Have Soared Sharply: Chart

Copper prices have soared so far this year. After years of poor performance copper prices started goin gup late last year and have continued that upward trend this year. Prices shot up to $7,000 a metric ton this year. The following chart shows the solid growth in copper prices: Click to enlarge   Source: Chart …

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College Tuition in the U.S. Continues To Soar

The cost of college tuition in the US contiues to increase each year. In fact, college tuition has been increasing at a higher rate than even healthcare and is double that of overall consumer prices. The causes for the relentless rise of college tution are many including cheap and easy loans from Uncle Sam, requirement …

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