How the gap between rich and poor has led to low interest rates
Sep 16, 2021

How the gap between rich and poor has led to low interest rates

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Also today: Diane Swonk chats with us for our markets discussion. It also turns out the pandemic has spurred a record number of people to sign up for insurance through the Affordable Care Act.

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Is income inequality the reason why interest rates have been low?

Wealthy people and their savings are driving down interest rates, a recent paper suggests. Marketplace contributor Chris Farrell explains it.
A recent paper by economists suggest income inequality is the reason why interest rates have been low for decades. Above, a 2011 news report shows the Federal Reserve decided to keep interest rates near zero until 2013.
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Unique labor conditions spur people to seek health insurance

Sep 16, 2021
The Biden administration says nearly 3 million people signed up during the extended ACA enrollment period.
Pedestrians walk past a Miami that offers plans under the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. ACA enrollment is at an all-time high, according to the Biden administration.
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