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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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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Newmark’s Door (Craig Newmark)


April 25, 2015, 7:33 am, 1461699

Fighter jet pilots are cool.


April 25, 2015, 5:33 am, 1461678

I'm ready.


April 24, 2015, 7:33 am, 1461081

Some of these are pretty good,


April 24, 2015, 7:33 am, 1461082

Tyler advises readers to "[b]eware selection". He's got that right, but it's still interesting.


April 24, 2015, 7:33 am, 1461080

She doesn't look quite the same, of course, but she has her health and is happy to have had her moment in the sun.


April 24, 2015, 5:33 am, 1461057

Mother Nature in full force in Chile.

Time lapse video here.


April 23, 2015, 7:33 am, 1460313

Go ahead, prove it. I dare you.


April 23, 2015, 7:33 am, 1460311

The author thinks so.

But at least they have delicious-sounding jian bing (Chinese street crepes).


April 23, 2015, 7:33 am, 1460312

I'll testify that mattress shoppers could use all the help they can get.


April 23, 2015, 5:33 am, 1460270

Alert: sarcasm.