Posts Tagged ‘recession’

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    Higher Prices at the Gas Pump

    Aug 22, 12 • 321 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 • 342 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]

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    How is Peanut Butter an Economic Indicator?

    Jun 5, 12 • 991 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 • 325 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]

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    A New Kind of Keynesian?

    Apr 2, 12 • 413 Views • No Comments

    Reading about John Maynard Keynes’s investing acumen in last Saturday’s Wall Street Journal, I wondered whether being a Keynesian could involve more than your attitude about the role of government. So, as a teacher, I created this “Am I a...  [read more]