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Real Wages Stagnate YoY, Decline Significantly Since July
Real wages rose by over 2% through July, but have actually declined since then, up to nearly -1% for all employees.
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October JOLTS Report: A Good Post-Hurricane Rebound
The August and September hurricanes continue to make their impacts felt in the economic data. Yesterday’s JOLTS report for October, like the October and November jobs reports, shows a rebound from those impacts.
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ISM Reports Show Broad Economic Strength: Latest Nowcasts Are Strong
The latest ISM reports are out and both show broad strength. The new orders and production component of the manufacturing report were very strong (up +.6 to 64 and +2.9 to 63.9, respectively).
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Macroeconomic Policy And Exchange Rate Regimes Under Global Financial Integration
A follow up to my recent post regarding the power of exchange rates to insulate economies from shocks and to grant independence to economic policy action, with the purpose to derive some clear (and testable) propositions.
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There Is Still A Phillips Curve In The USA Too
Has the Phillips curve vanished? There is a widespread discussion of the possibility that the Phillips curve has become horizontal.
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Cutting Taxes On Profits And Reality
The silly argument is that lower taxes on profits imply a lower cost of capital for firms. Investors will demand the same return net of taxes and so demand less from firms if the IRS takes less.
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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.