Posts Tagged ‘recession’

  • The Congress and the Deficit

    A New Kind of Keynesian?

    Apr 2, 12 • 567 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]

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    Unusual Economic Indicators

    Mar 18, 12 • 591 Views • No Comments

    If you see women in long skirts at “sit-down” restaurants, then the economy is probably expanding. Since 1926 when the hemline index was first expressed, economists have assumed that hemlines fall if the economy contracts and rise during......  [read more]

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    Who Is Unemployed?

    Mar 2, 12 • 420 Views • Comments Off on Who Is Unemployed?

    Does an unemployment rate of 8.3% mean we have 8.3% unemployment? Not necessarily. Using what Abbott and Costello might have said, a Huffington Post journalist explains why. Costello: I want to talk about the unemployment rate in America. Abbott: Good......  [read more]

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    The Good Life…For Cows

    Dec 31, 11 • 394 Views • No Comments

    I suspect that the life of a cow producing organic milk got better last June. For their owners, though, business surely became more complicated. According to a new USDA rule, any milk labeled organic now has to come from a cow that spends much more time in......  [read more]

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    Boomerang Households

    Dec 2, 11 • 385 Views • No Comments

    The “boomeranger” has returned. A Pew Research Survey found that 13% of all households are composed of parents with adult children who moved away and then returned home. Pew’s respondents say the economy was the reason these......  [read more]