Economics Roundtable

March 2017 Fed Funds Rate

What is the effect of a 0.25% change in the Fed Funds rate?.

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March 2017 Payroll Employment

Payroll employment has not grown impressively since 2000. Some baby-boomers retired, but that does not totally account for this graph.

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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 .

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Graph-of-the-Year Candidates

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.

Remember M1?

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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Sunday afternoon links

1. Venn Diagram of the Day (above). Inspired by the March 6, 2013 article Salon article titled “Hugo ...

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Recommended reading for Earth Day 2017: ‘Recycling is garbage’ from the NYT in 1996 – it broke hate mail record

Tomorrow is Earth Day and to recognize that annual environmental holy day, I recommend reading the classic 1996 New York Times Magazine article titled “

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Cargill CEO: Let’s collectively stand up for free trade and resist the currents of protectionism

Cargill CEO Dave MacLennan spoke on March 28 at a global meeting on commodity trading in Lausanne, Switzerland, sponsored by the Financial Times of London. The title of MacLennan’s talk ...

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In early observance of Earth Day 2017, some brilliant wit and wisdom from George Carlin on ‘saving the planet’

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