Economics Roundtable

January 2014 Payroll Employment

We are getting closer to the previous peak.

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Jobs

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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"Decoding the Economic Policy Debate with Simon Johnson and James Kwak”


March 18, 2011, 12:37 pm, 834672
Dogs were once shot, drowned and electrocuted at Michael Vick’s old home in Southeastern Virginia. Now a dog rescue group is trying to purchase the property.


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March 18, 2011, 12:37 pm, 834670
Former president Jean-Bertrand Aristide returned home to Haiti on Friday after nearly seven years in exile in South Africa, promising to serve his country “with love” but making no direct reference to a crucial presidential election just 48 hours away.


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March 18, 2011, 12:37 pm, 834668
At least 34 anti-government protesters were killed when Yemeni government supporters and security forces attacked them in the capital city’s Change Square immediately after Friday’s Muslim prayers, a medical team at the demonstration said.


March 18, 2011, 12:37 pm, 834667
MADISON, Wis. — A Wisconsin judge issued a temporary restraining order Friday blocking the state’s new and contentious collective bargaining law from taking effect, a measure that drew tens of thousands of protesters to the state Capitol and sent some Democrats fleeing to Illinois in an attempt to block a ...


March 18, 2011, 10:37 am, 834610
The two black Lincoln Navigators — the first was deemed unacceptable because of the color of the interior — could end up costing D.C. taxpayers more than $30,000 for just a few weeks of use.


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March 18, 2011, 10:37 am, 834608
Capture the action from the opening round to the national title game.


March 18, 2011, 10:37 am, 834606
India’s prime minister denied Friday any involvement in or knowledge of a bribery scandal arising from U.S. diplomatic cables obtained by WikiLeaks and published in the Indian media, and he questioned the cables’ credibility.