Econ312 Week 6 Paper

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What is the "current macroeconomic situation" in the U.S. (e.g. is the U.S. economy currently concerned about unemployment, inflation, recession, etc.)? What fiscal policies and monetary policies would be appropriate at this time?

From what is supposedly being shown in papers and on the news the U.S. economy is currently concerned about unemployment, caused by the recession. This “current macroeconomic situation” is pardoning my language freaking a lot of individuals out, because some have no idea of how it is going to get better. The news/media is not painting us such a pretty picture of it, by calling it “this decade’s depression”. The unemployment rate is at 8.2% as of July 2012, whereas the average in 1948 was at 5.6%. While the inflationary rate is approximately 2.3%, seemingly that is lower than the past average rate of 3.38%. Quite honestly, not a lot of individuals really know what these figures mean; a lot of us will just be estimating what it could mean with no real reasoning. Seems unfair that certain industries will throw these estimates towards the public, unless they’re scare tactics; excuse me for bringing in an opinion of my own. According, to the Trading Economics, “The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in the United States has expanded 1.5 percent in the second quarter of 2012 over the previous quarter. Historically, from 1947 until 2012, the United States GDP Growth Rate averaged 3.3 percent reaching an all time high of 17.2 percent in March of 1950 and a record low of -10.4 percent in March of 1958 ("United states gdp," 2012). While, the inflation rate in the United States was recorded at 1.4 percent in July of 2012. Historically, from 1914 until 2012, the United States Inflation Rate averaged 3.4 percent reaching an all time high of 23.7 percent in June of 1920 and a record low of -15.8 percent in June of 1921 ("United states gdp," 2012). Possible decision is to have the government utilize an...
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