Technical Problems 3/9/15
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May 2014 Payroll Employment
After 76 months, we finally got back to the prerecession level of payroll employment.
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The best summary of the state of our economy is the graph (below) of employment as a fraction of population for people over 16 years old. The decrease is large, but the most troubling feature of the graph is the flat trend .
Donald Marron likes European interest rates. Click on the image to get a bigger version. Can you find three distinct subperiods?
Brad DeLong favors the U.S. gdp gap.
Money Supply M1 growth is now over 20% per year over a 12 month lag. M1 growth has touched 20% before, but not with excess reserves of $1.6 trillion. Where is M1 headed?
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Supply Chain reports Aging Truck Driver Work Force - A Major Issue in Filling Demand & Empty Seats.
With a combination of retirements and ...
Having already explained twice what is going on with Tsipris' ever changing statements, I find it amusing that eurozone nannycrats cannot figure things out.
A few snips from the Financial Times article Tsipras Urges Greeks to Defy Creditor' "Blackmail" will explain what I ...
A reader asked me about Tsipras' cave in, but I responded it is nothing but a political ploy ahead of the July 5 referendum as to whether or ...
Eurozone leaders are pouring it on thick again today with warning after warning. Yesterday, German chancellor Angela Merkel, French president Francois Hollande, and European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker were all I in on the Coordinated Meddling hoping to convince Greece citizens to accept the current ...
President Obama recognizes the problem. He says No Federal Bailout for Puerto Rico. Instead he urges Congress to pass a bill allowing Puerto Rico to declare bankruptcy.
In a bitter 40 minute lecture, European Commission president, Jean-Claude Juncker, lectures Greece on the "truth".
Other than being a pompous buffoon, Jean-Claude Juncker is most famous for his statement "When it becomes serious, you have to lie".
I believe ...
Reader "AC" pinged me this AM with her accurate assessment of events in Greece. "AC" writes ...
I find strange that no Euro leaders realized that even if Tsipras accepted the deal, his parliament would with almost certainty have rejected it.
Of course, that was an easy prediction. Yet, even at the last moment, many did not believe it would come to this.
Let's tune into the
Former Pimco Co-CEO El-Erian Sees 85% Grexit Odds With â€˜Massiveâ€™ Contraction Coming.
Greece is heading for a â€œmassive ...
Today, amid an accelerating run on Greek banks, the ECB capped the ELA.
The Guardian has a Live-Update on the crisis.
Here is the key point ...