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Powell said whatever he does is justified, if (oops, WHEN) he reduces inflation to under 2%. I remember when 18% was bad, and I remember when stagflation threatened. I don't remember when 2% was crowned King of Inflation Rates. Can you explain why 2% is the magic, perfect number that we seek?
I am curious as to what the US puts up as collateral when borrowing money from the World Bank or other countries?
Is there a debt to income ratio that is looked at when a country borrows money?
Is the US smart or stupid when borrowing so much money?
Or is the World Bank and other countries stupid for lending us so much money?
Is there a reliable estimate of the total amount of federal COVID relief funds appropriated and the percentage that actually been deployed?
According to the Baltimore Banner, Baltimore City is losing $200MM from vacant properties. What can we do as individuals to push to change this? https://www.thebaltimorebanner.com/community/housing/vacant-properties-cost-baltimore-at-least-200-million-a-year-report-estimates-6AEJAGIWZBA5NDURLXV5ZM4YSE/