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News August 19, 2023

Bloomberg: US consumers near day of reckoning as pandemic cash stash shrinks

“So far at least, such signs of distress are not cause for alarm, according to Edelberg and Goulas of Brookings. But if financially strapped households rack up…
News August 15, 2023

Associated Press: ‘Bidenomics’ delivered a once-in-generation investment. It shows the pros and cons of policymaking

“’We spent decades underinvesting,’ said Wendy Edelberg, a former chief economist at the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office and now a senior fellow in eco…
News August 8, 2023

Bloomberg: What no landing looks like to a Treasury bond investor

"Quote of the week: 'If households were to sustain their current spending trends and increasingly finance spending with borrowing, financial health could deter…
News August 2, 2023

Bloomberg: Americans spending set to slow as income dips below 2019 trend

“Real income growth has slowed to levels below the pre-pandemic trend, according to the report published Tuesday by Wendy Edelberg, director of the Hamilton Pr…
News August 1, 2023

Reuters: Instant view: Fitch downgrades U.S. foreign currency ratings to ‘AA+’ from ‘AAA’

"Wendy Edelberg, Director of The Hamilton Project at the Brookings Institution, Washington D.C.: 'I'm surprised by the timing of the downgrade because I don't …
News August 1, 2023

Barron's: Fitch downgrades U.S. long-term foreign currency rating

“The decline in the average could carry some impact if investors or major funds have provisions regarding average ratings, said Wendy Edelberg, a senior fellow…
News July 27, 2023

The Washington Post: A year after Dobbs, House GOP proposes taking food from hungry babies

“Government officials have stuck to this commitment regardless of which part controlled the White House or either chamber of Congress, ‘even under Republican t…
News July 12, 2023

Financial Times: The new era of big government: Biden rewrites the rules of economic policy

“Wendy Edelberg, director of the Hamilton Project at the Brookings Institution, says the objective is to engineer a ‘pretty speedy transition’ to electric vehi…
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