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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December 31, 2018, 5:04 am, 1932959



(p. A8) Before he was killed by an isolated tribe on a remote Indian Ocean island, John Allen Chau, a young American on a self-propelled mission to spread Christianity, revealed two things: that he was willing to die, and that he was scared.


. . .


He ...


December 30, 2018, 5:04 am, 1932830



(p. B1) Some of the most critical work in advancing China's technology goals takes place in a former cement factory in the middle of the country's heartland, far from the aspiring Silicon Valleys of Beijing and Shenzhen. An idled concrete mixer still stands in the middle of the ...


December 26, 2018, 5:04 am, 1932033



(p. A15) SALINAS, Calif. -- As a boy, Abel Montoya remembers his father arriving home from the lettuce fields each evening, the picture of exhaustion, mud caked knee-high on his trousers. "Dad wanted me to stay away from manual labor. He was keen for me to stick to ...


December 23, 2018, 5:04 am, 1931565



(p. D1) SAN FRANCISCO -- Souvla, a Greek restaurant with a devoted following, serves spit-fired meat two ways: in a photogenic sandwich, or on a photogenic salad, either available with a glass of Greek wine. The garnishes are thoughtful: pea shoots, harissa-spiked yogurt, mizithra cheese.

The small menu is ...


December 20, 2018, 5:04 am, 1930868



(p. A27) If we spend all of our time looking over our shoulders for killer robots, that means we are not looking ahead to discern the outcomes we might actually want.


. . .


The most successful A.I. systems out there today are dependent on teams ...


December 11, 2018, 5:04 am, 1928308



(p. 6) They were arrested, suspended from jobs, shunned by relatives and denounced by clerics as loose women out to destroy society. Their offense? They did what many in Saudi Arabia considered unthinkable: getting in cars and driving.

Their protest in 1990 against the kingdom's ban on women driving ...


December 4, 2018, 5:04 am, 1926192



(p. A17) Growth deniers are declaring that America's economy has lost its ability to grow at 3% above inflation. If that's the case, maybe we should go back to where we lost 3% growth and retrace our steps until we find it. For only with 3% or ...


December 2, 2018, 5:04 am, 1925720



(p. B15) James A. Mirrlees, who taught himself calculus as a teenager, became a college professor when he was 32 and received a Nobel award for solving one of government's greatest economic challenges -- how to get taxpayers to pony up their fair share -- died ...