Fiscal Intelligence

Fiscal analysis that enables educators, small business owners, and community organizers to make informed decisions.

Month: March, 2016

Immigrants and Billion Dollar Startups

“Examining the stories of successful startup businesses finds each co-founder often brings something special to the table that allowed the company both to get off the ground and then thrive.”


BIS Quarterly Review– March 2016

“In real terms, the US policy rate had been negative since 2008 (Graph 1, left-hand panel). The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) signalled that the shortfall of inflation below its 2% objective, and uncertainty surrounding economic conditions more broadly, were expected to warrant only gradual increases in the federal funds rate. Nonetheless, the decision marked a turning point in an era of extraordinary monetary accommodation.”