What to watch for in the U.S. economy this year

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Last week, I shared my thoughts on trends I consider important for technology in 2016. This week: political and economic issues to look out for.

It just looks like Jerry Springer. This presidential election cycle will continue to amaze and delight — if your idea of entertainment is watching two political parties drive their constituencies into ever greater frenzy. Low-brow media and less-than-healthy political awareness have coalesced into a toxic brew where voters must be engaged at any cost and ratings must be won. “Engaging the base” used to mean getting a party’s strongest supporters to come out and vote, but this time around, “engaging base instincts“ is more descriptive. Look for this 2016 election to be more expensive and more polarizing than any before.

Don’t lose interest. The Federal Reserve will valiantly attempt to…

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