A new study shows the biggest risk to the U.S. economy is not financial crises, but the lack of transparency.
The Federal Reserve’s latest monetary policy report, released Monday, found that the country is stuck in a period of low inflation, high unemployment, a lack of progress in addressing the health and long-term well-being of the middle class and a lack, if anything, of the political will to do something about it.
“The problem of a lack in transparency, the problem of the lack in leadership and the lack, in fact, of any commitment from Washington to actually make progress is something that we have to address,” Fed Chair Janet Yellen told reporters on Monday.
“We need to get back to our roots.”
The Fed’s latest report also found that despite the Fed’s insistence that monetary policy should be more transparent, the public is often unaware of the risks it is taking, with only a small percentage of Americans aware of the implications of monetary policy decisions.
For example, only 17 percent of the public knew about the risks posed by a drop in the unemployment rate, according to a January survey by Gallup.
And only 23 percent of Americans knew that the Fed was considering raising interest rates, which could push up the cost of borrowing.
As the U and U.K. economy have continued to struggle, a new report from the Economic Policy Institute found that in the U-16 year, U.M. students have been “almost twice as likely as U.N. students to be at risk of poverty, a gap that is wider than any other group in the country.”
According to the study, U-14 students were more likely to be in poverty, but those who graduated with the highest grades were the least likely to live in poverty.
“For most students, their educational attainment is a proxy for the socioeconomic status of their parents,” the EPI’s report said.
“So while they might not have much to do with the economy and the economy may not care, for parents they are likely to have a major impact.”
“The gap between the top of the socioeconomic ladder and the bottom of the economic ladder is huge,” EPI President and CEO Frances Fox Piven said in a statement.
“And it’s been growing in the United States for decades.”
The study found that there are now about 20 million Americans in poverty and nearly 30 million Americans who are at risk for poverty.
The number of Americans living in poverty has been rising for decades, the report found.
The report also said that the economic insecurity experienced by young people is “the most troubling economic development story of our time,” and “the economic problems affecting millennials are the worst.”
The report said the biggest threat to the economy is a lack and a refusal by the U, and U-15, and the U16 generation, to be proactive in addressing these problems.
For the first time, the study found, the middle and working classes are less likely to know what is happening to their finances than their parents and grandparents, and there is a disconnect between what the middle classes are seeing in their finances and what the public perceives.
For instance, the average age of U-19s in the top one percent of income earners in the nation is 46.8 years old, compared to 44.6 for the bottom 20 percent.
The study also found a significant increase in the poverty rate among U-20s and older adults.
The median household income of an U-21 is $43,000 compared to $35,000 for a U-10.
The poverty rate for an U.20 is 23 percent compared to 13 percent for a 10-year-old.
The findings also show a decline in the labor force participation rate for people under the age of 25, with the number of people who have not been working at all dropping from 27 percent in the early 1980s to 14 percent in 2015.
The unemployment rate is also down from 16.3 percent in 2016 to 15.2 percent in 2017.
While some are saying that the U is back on track, the numbers from the EPEI report suggest that it is not.
For one thing, the number that are unemployed has been dropping steadily since 2014, when it was at the highest level since records began.
“It’s been a slow, steady decline,” Piven told ABC News.
“I think there’s a very clear message to the Fed, and we need to listen to that, that we need a much bigger commitment in terms of our policy to make sure that there is more accountability and we’re actually creating incentives for our young people to work.”
The economic data also showed that while the number in poverty is down, the unemployment number has remained constant at 6.7 million.