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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Quotation of the day on the superiority of Western culture and values….

…. is from George Mason economist Walter E. Williams’ latest weekly column “Western Values Are Superior“:

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School-choice advocate Steve Jobs in 1995: ‘The unions are the worst thing that ever happened to education’

During a 1995 interview (watch video above) when then 40-year-old Steve Jobs sat down with Computerworld’s Daniel Morrow for a 75-minute interview, Jobs ...

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Who’d a-thunk it? There are inherent differences in how men’s and women’s brains are wired and how they work?

In Stanford Medicine’s spring issue “Sex, Gender and Medicine,” there’s a fascinating article titled “Two minds: The cognitive differences between men and women,” here’s a slice:

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