Posts Tagged ‘inflation’

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    Statistical Fun

    Mar 13, 10 • 182 Views • Developing Economies, International Trade and Finance, Macroeconomic Measurement, Money and Monetary PolicyNo Comments

    Reading that China might be concerned with an annual 3.5 percent inflation rate, I wondered how that compared to other countries and the world.  At a Google site with World Bank data, not only did I get some answers, but I had

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    Big and Little Worries

    Feb 27, 10 • 203 Views • Thinking EconomicallyNo Comments

    1.  Sovereign debt: Contemplating big worries, I could place sovereign debt at the top of the the list. Should we currently be concerned about Greece, Spain and other EU nations with excessive obligations?  Beyond, should we be focusing on the U.K.

  • Nixon’s Pressure Cooker

    Jan 17, 10 • 256 Views • Thinking EconomicallyNo Comments

    Just an interesting fact: Hearing that President Obama was concerned about preempting the sixth season premiere of “Lost”, I remembered that Richard Nixon had a similar situation. In 1971, when the inflation rate had reached 5.7%, he decided to

  • A New Kind of Misery Index?

    Dec 20, 09 • 195 Views • Thinking EconomicallyNo Comments

    11.84 is the current level of our “misery index” if we use what Arthur Okun (economic advisor to Lyndon Johnson) created. November unemployment + inflation rates = 11.84. However, according to Floyd Norris, a new index might be more appropriate.