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 .
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.
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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Why does pain hurt, why does anesthesia work, and three more.
Revealing: "#5. Jennifer Aniston Is Always With a Guy and Never Really Happy About It".
Sad tale, but rather common.
Yet today the Strohs, as a family business or even a collective financial entity, have ceased to exist. The company has been sold for parts. The trust funds have doled out their last pennies to shareholders. While there was enough cash flowing for ...
I don't know about "love," but everybody seems to agree that it's amazingly good for us.
So effective that people go on "Iron Dome dates??" Geez.
#6--Human error--is, I'm guessing, the biggest threat.
1. Fun as adjective
Old school: "That would be a lot of fun."
New school: "That would be very fun."
I don't know how general the author's findings are, of course, but he argues that anything over a 500 thread count is probably not cost-effective.
Yes, indeed: a day the Congress is not passing new laws is generally a good day for business.