Posts Tagged ‘unemployment’

  • Down to Earth and “Up in the Air”

    Dec 28, 09 • 207 Views • No Comments

    Yesterday I saw “Up in the Air”, the new George Clooney movie that has been called a comedy. As Ryan Bingham, Clooney was a “transition specialist”. Firms hired his employer to “fire” people. Excellent in many ways, the...  [read more]

  • A New Kind of Misery Index?

    Dec 20, 09 • 262 Views • No Comments

    11.84 is the current level of our “misery index” if we use what Arthur Okun (economic advisor to Lyndon Johnson) created. November unemployment + inflation rates = 11.84. However, according to Floyd Norris, a new index might be more appropriate....  [read more]