peterrWhile a meeting with the Trump administration on Wednesday with the head of the European Union signifies a possible deal to make a deal between some of the traditional allies regarding trade, there is still a tremendous amount of uncertainty that has put somewhat of a drag on a robust economy.  Recently, in a Facebook Live interview, I asked Tulane Economist Peter Ricchuiti about the trade battle among the allies and how it appears to trigger a sense of economic nationalism.

Below is his response and a continuation of a discussion about the US economy, repatriation of dollars due to the recent Republican tax cut, the stock market and natural gas and boom within Louisiana.  Below, you can watch the entire video of our conversation.

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city growthNew Orleans moves up four in city growth among big cities. Baton Rouge, Lafayette, Shreveport. plummet. Metairie soars. Kenner pretty much stays pat.

According to the website WalletHub.com, Louisiana’s top growth city is New Orleans which is ranked among all cities at the 168th position .  It’s rank is based upon a “sociodemeographics” rank of 66 but a Jobs and Economy rank of 363.

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