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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What got you interested in environmental economics?As an undergraduate I had an interest in both economics and environmentalism. The field of environmental economics seemed to merge the two interests.
What specific training did it require?I did four years of graduate school to get a PhD in economics. This included 2.5 years ...
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While graduate school is often touted as a way to specialize in a given field and increase earning power, opponents argue it can put students into debt without helping them get better jobs. Here are some pros and cons of going to grad school:
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Yesterday the nine states that participate in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) released a report that highlights the continuing success of the nationâ€™s longest-running carbon market. The big takeaway: yes, it is possible to tackle our climate and energy challenges while delivering huge benefits to consumers!
Mark Thoma (who is now relatively famous for his Economist's View blog)
The House Resources Committee celebrates Earth Day:
On Earth Day website, House Republican Committee seeks to 'dispel environmental myths', by John Byrne, Raw Story: On a little-noticed inside page of the House Resources Committee website, ...
Earth Day has traditionally been the occasion for apocalyptic predictions: global famines due to overpopulation, cancer epidemics from synthetic chemicals, cities destroyed by accidents at nuclear plants, species wiped out by deforestation, crippling shortages of energy. Humans, especially Americans ...
Californians would be better off on average if all final users in the state paid the same price for water â€” adjusted for quality, place and time â€” even if, as a result, ...
An energy company from Thailand said today that it is considering building an ethane cracker in Belmont County, a project that could lead to billions of dollars worth of investment.
â€śWe are one step closer to landing a new, multibillion-dollar investment in eastern Ohio, and thatâ€™s exciting news for our ...
According to the Earth Day Network Ecological Footprint Calculator. You can thank me later.
Ever wonder whether care for the environment outweighs the incentive power of low prices?
Car buyers are trading in hybrid and electric cars for SUVs at a higher rate than ever before, according to a new analysis from car-buying platform Edmunds.com. The analysis offers a ...