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Four Measures Of Wages All Show Renewed Stagnation
Since 2013, I have documented the stagnation vs. growth in average and median wages. So let’s take an updated look
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How Close Are We To “Full Employment”?
The prime age employment population ratio, in particular, is 0.8% below its level at the peaks of both the 1980s and 2000s expansion. It is 2.4% below that of the 1990s tech boom.
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July Jobs Report: Booming Jobs Market, And A Surge In Participation Continues To Depress Wage Growth
Employment is booming; wages still aren’t.
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Mortgage Rates Probably Have To Top 5% To Tip Housing Into A Recession-leading Downturn
Generally speaking, mortgage rates lead home sales. It’s not the only thing — demographics certainly plays an important role — but over the long term interest rates have been very important.
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How To Stay Awake For Economics (Video Humor)
The only way Stephen Colbert could stay awake for a lesson on macroeconomics is on a roller coaster next to Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman.
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Is The World’s Largest Planned IPO Kaput?
That would be the long planned and widely advertised IPO to sell 5% Saudi-government-owned ARAMCO, estimated at being worth US $2 trillion, making the planned IPO being at about $100 billion, 3X of any that has happened in the past.
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Presimetrics
Angry Bear
Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers
08/18/2010
The authors cut through party bias to present the quantifiable facts about how modern presidents have performed on critical national issues Politicians and the media spend a lot of time telling Americans how the presidents and their administrations are performing, but this analysis always skews along party lines. In Presimetrics, Kimel and Kanell take a fresh look at modern politics by gathering data from numerous government sources in order to compare and rank presidential performance on critical issues, from employment and health care to taxes and family values. The results frequently defy expectations. The lively text clearly explains how various policies of each administration affect the data, and fascinating information graphics lend even greater depth to the discussion, showing at a glance how multiple administrations stack up.