Economics Roundtable

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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Heres a paragraph from Will Swaim’s recent op-ed in the Los Angeles Times (emphasis added):

If there’s hope for party ...

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I wonder: what percentage of people who believe that the wealth of modern first-world countries is the result of ...

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In this short video, Johan Norberg eloquently explains that economic growth cleanses humans’ environment.

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… is from page 74 of the late William Niskanen’s August 1998 speech “Creating Good Jobs and Good Wages,” which ...

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… is from page 19 of Christopher Achen’s and Larry Bartels’s new (2016) book, Democracy for Realists ...

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Lately I feel as I imagine an astronomer would today feel if, centuries after Copernicus and Galileo proved beyond a shadow of a ...

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Phil Magness helps us to see that Donald Trump is a vulgar Alexander Hamilton.  Here’s Phil’s conclusion:

Since then [the time ...