Posts Tagged ‘recession’

  • Obama/Biden and Romney/Ryan Issues

    Election Economics: Comparing Economic Recoveries

    Oct 29, 12 • 704 Views • No Comments

    Illustrated by this graph from the Minneapolis Federal Reserve, sometimes one orange line can create a huge debate. The thick orange line representing the US recovery from the December 2007-June 2009 recession reflects a tepid ascent next to curves that......  [read more]

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    Higher Prices at the Gas Pump

    Aug 22, 12 • 470 Views • No Comments

    Sometimes 25 cents at the gas pump can make a huge difference. Economist James Hamilton explains why with his “rough rule-of thumb” correlation between the price of crude and gas at the pump. When crude increases by $10 a barrel, then the price of......  [read more]

  • It’s All About Henry

    Jul 7, 12 • 503 Views • No Comments

    Are you a DINK, a YUPPIE, or a HENRY? Double Income, No Kids Young  Upwardly Mobile Urban Professionals High Earners, Not Rich Yet.   Our economic recovery might depend on Henry. Earning from $100,000-$250,000, the Henrys are in the top 20% income......  [read more]

  • Peanut prices respond to demand and supply

    How is Peanut Butter an Economic Indicator?

    Jun 5, 12 • 1560 Views • No Comments

    The head of the Cleveland Fed cares about peanut butter sales. According to the WSJ, Sandra Pianalto, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, “likes to grill” the vice chairman of her board, jam CEO Richard Smucker, about peanut......  [read more]

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    Jumping (or Not) and Unemployment

    Apr 10, 12 • 447 Views • No Comments

    By Mira Korber, guest blogger. Pretend for a moment that you are mounted on a jumping horse approaching an obstacle full speed.  The next thing you know, you go hurtling through the air like some limp animal. What happened? Your ever-so-noble-steed has......  [read more]