My job has changed over the last several years and I have not had the time to follow the changes in the economy as detailed as I should have.
So to make up for this lack of knowledge I wanted to ask the board for its shared knowledge on some questions.
1. Can government policies actually make changes on the economy and has it? I understand trade agreements, taxes and tariffs but don't know the actual effects on changes in GDP and bullish/bearish effects on our general economy and the markets.
2. How much has the inflation and actions of the Fed over the last several years affected our long term health of the economy? I am not just talking about the stock market, however everything is related.
3. Has the economy improved or are there just new bubbles forming like the real estate market bubble has popped but a bubble now seems to have formed in ag markets with record crop prices and land prices?
4. Can economic policies actually create jobs? Tax breaks can help support growth in an area but does this develop sustainable jobs when breaks or benefits disappear?
This is not meant to start a political tirade of argument; I want to better understand how these things work in a manner of cause and effect. Hope this draws some responses and there are others like me wondering the same thing.