Posts Tagged ‘recession’

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    Unexpected Economic Indicators

    May 30, 10 • 202 Views • Demand, Supply, and Markets, Macroeconomic MeasurementNo Comments

    Instead of the G.D.P., CPI, and assorted leading and lagging indicators, economists also look at an entirely different set of data. Sometimes hemlines, movie star preferences, and everyday purchases provide business cycle evidence. During a plunge in economic

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    Is It Over?

    Apr 14, 10 • 210 Views • Macroeconomic MeasurementNo Comments

    Imagine a “u” attached to a slightly (or considerably) higher upside down “u” and you are looking at 2 business cycles. A business cycle includes a peak, a contraction, a trough, and an expansion. Most people think that this

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    Random Recession Notes

    Mar 23, 10 • 160 Views • Businesses, Demand, Supply, and Markets, Macroeconomic MeasurementNo Comments

    The impact of a recession might not be entirely what we expect. A recent study from the University of Ottawa suggests that we sleep more during a recession. Canadians slept two hours and 34 minutes more per week. Hypothesizing that it makes people happier, a

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    Frugal Fatigue?

    Mar 21, 10 • 196 Views • Businesses, Demand, Supply, and Markets, Households, Macroeconomic MeasurementNo Comments

    Some of us are suffering from frugal fatigue. According to a New York psychologist, symptoms could include anxiety, fear, depression, and even the common cold. The cause is stress from watchful, recessionary budgeting which for certain people is no longer as

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    Big and Little Worries

    Feb 27, 10 • 194 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.