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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Newmark’s Door (Craig Newmark)

December 4, 2016, 5:33 am, 1699583

Yet another Major Problem I had no idea about.

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It's real early yet, but there a whole lot of teams that regret missing on Dak.

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Individuals lacking a Y chromosome tend, in my experience, to think the Stooges are not funny. But in moderate doses, Curly still makes me laugh out loud.

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A lot bad ones here. Just in the first couple of dozen are "Dancing Queen," "Love Shack," and "Do They Know It's Christmas".

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Everybody seemed to having a really good time.

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Sure, why not?

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