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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Cafe Hayek

December 16, 2018, 8:35 am, 1929723
(Don Boudreaux)

… is from page 51 of the late Nobel laureate Elinor Ostrom‘s pioneering 1990 ...

December 15, 2018, 8:36 am, 1929610

December 15, 2018, 7:05 am, 1929600
(Don Boudreaux)

… is from chapter 1 of William Graham Sumner’s 1885 book, Protectionism: the -ism Which ...

December 14, 2018, 12:06 pm, 1929445
(Don Boudreaux)

Trump’s obsession with building a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border – an obsession shared, I’m sure, by ...

December 14, 2018, 6:36 am, 1929322
(Don Boudreaux)

… is from page 250 of Randy Holcombe’s 2018 book, Political Capitalism: How Economic ...

December 13, 2018, 11:24 am, 1929101
(Don Boudreaux)

Here’s a letter to The Weekly Standard:


Tony Mecia misses several important realities in his expression of concern ...

December 13, 2018, 9:45 am, 1929061

December 13, 2018, 6:36 am, 1928992
(Don Boudreaux)

… is from page 1871 of the late William Stuntz’s November 2000 Virginia Law Review ...

December 12, 2018, 7:25 pm, 1928914

December 12, 2018, 3:45 pm, 1928861
(Don Boudreaux)

The December 2018 issue of the prestigious Journal of Economic Literature ...