Posts Tagged ‘Richard Nixon’

  • Obama/Biden and Romney/Ryan Issues

    Election Economics: Looking at the Millennials, Xers, Boomers, and Silents

    Nov 5, 12 • 321 Views • Behavioral Economics, Economic Debates, Economic History, Government, Health Care, Households, Macroeconomic Measurement, Regulation, Uncategorized, US Presidential ElectionNo Comments

    Before tomorrow’s election, let’s take a look at the voting age gap. Absent since 1972, the young and the old again are voting differently.   The Silent Generation: The oldest slice of the population, the Silent Generation was born between

  • Nixon’s Pressure Cooker

    Jan 17, 10 • 254 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