Economics Roundtable

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)


February 19, 2017, 7:33 am, 1721294

My older daughter and her colleagues, as well as I, vote for "bad idea".

   


February 19, 2017, 5:33 am, 1721278

An answer to another of life's most pressing questions.

    


February 18, 2017, 7:33 am, 1721166

I'm no lawyer, but it sounds like he may have a lawsuit.

    


February 18, 2017, 7:33 am, 1721165

Funny.

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February 17, 2017, 9:33 am, 1720911

I didn't know the inspiration was a Fellini movie.

    


February 17, 2017, 5:33 am, 1720855

With pictures, of course.

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February 16, 2017, 7:33 am, 1720460

I didn't really need to know that exactly why Doritos are tasty, but I still found it interesting.

   


February 16, 2017, 7:33 am, 1720459

One man's long, lonely search for a lost 16th century Spanish (earlier Viking?) ship in the California desert.

Hey, stranger things have happened.

  


February 16, 2017, 5:33 am, 1720442

As a former Phillies fan--take Gene Mauch and the '64 Phils; please!--I can empathise with the man.

   


February 16, 2017, 5:33 am, 1720441

I had never heard of a few.