Economics Roundtable

NOTICE 4/30/18

The Economics Roundtable is back. The technical problem that has limited the set of blogs has been resolved. The RSS feed is, however, still not working.

Flushing caches will likely cause some old posts to show up for a day or two.

Employment as a Percentage of Population

The graph below shows employment as a fraction of population for people over 16 years old.

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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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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.

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Carpe Diem (Mark J. Perry)

"Mark J. Perry’s Blog for Economics and Finance”

September 21, 2018, 12:34 pm, 1901502

Backfire Economics: Trump’s trade war hits Walmart and its suppliers and customers

More evidence of Trump’s trade war backfiring on the US economy, ...

September 19, 2018, 10:04 pm, 1900985

Backfire Economics: Trump’s trade war inflicts more ‘collateral damage’ and ‘friendly fire’ on US firms, consumers and hurricane victims

Here are three new articles providing more evidence that the insane and incoherent Trump Trade War is backfiring on the US economy, and in war terminology inflicting ...

September 19, 2018, 1:23 pm, 1900883

WSJ on Trump’s incoherent trade war that is inflicting arbitrary harm on innocent Americans

Some excerpts from today’s Wall Street Journal editorial “The Missing China Trade Strategy“:

Mr. Trump continues to rail against China for its large bilateral trade surplus with the U.S., and ...

September 18, 2018, 9:03 pm, 1900691

Landmark victory for Institute for Justice, which deserves Nobel Peace Prize for its ongoing legal efforts advancing human rights

From today’s Institute for Justice press release “Institute for Justice Dismantles Philadelphia Forfeiture Machine“:

The Institute for Justice (IJ) today announced a major settlement with ...

September 18, 2018, 12:34 pm, 1900400

China still has plenty of ammunition to fight back in Trump’s trade war

That’s the title of an article in The Federalist by senior contributor Helen Raleigh:

China still has several tools in its kit to mitigate the negative effects of ...

September 17, 2018, 10:04 am, 1899977

It’s time to fill out the ‘Fill-in-the-Blank Price Gouging Form’ for Hurricane Florence

Using the blank “Fill-In-The-Blank Price Gouging Form” above that ...

September 16, 2018, 3:03 pm, 1899799

September 16, 2018, 2:34 pm, 1899790

September 15, 2018, 3:03 pm, 1899723

Joke of the day on prices and price controls….

…. is from Mike Munger’s article “Three Undeniable Problems with Anti-Gouging Laws” on the American Institute for Economic Research website:

A guy goes into a store, to buy some milk. But the milk is $8 ...

September 14, 2018, 7:03 pm, 1899623

Bonus quotation of the day on trigger warnings for socialist college students….

… is from the Babylon Bee article “World History Professor Opens Class With Trigger Warning For Socialist Students“:

BOSTON, MA—A local university professor began his World History class in earnest this week ...