Economics Roundtable

Technical Problems 3/9/15

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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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… is from page 70 of Vol. 12 – Economic Inquiry and Its Logic (2000) – of The Collected Works of James ...

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Mr. Bob Keener
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Here’s a letter to the Washington, DC- based WTOP Radio:

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June 30, 2015, 8:04 am, 1499203
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… is from page 226 of the 2014 collection, The Market and Other Orders (Bruce Caldwell, ed.), of some of ...

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Commenting on this recent post – a post that argues that there is ...

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… is from page 34 of the 2009 collection of some essays by the Italian jurist and political philosopher