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Oil Spread: Fourth Decline in Six Months

Since our last post, and much as predicted by three previous declines in the last six months, the WTI-Brent has collapsed again from $9 to $4.50. 206 more words

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Does protecting historic New York neighborhoods mean less affordable housing?

Can you regulate aesthetics? Can economists measure it?

Those are the questions raised by historic preservation districts—areas where buildings are restricted to specific architectural styles and sizes. 457 more words

The slow decay of American economic competitiveness

While the American economy is adding jobs at a faster pace than at any point since the end of the financial crisis and is growing faster than many of its developed peers, it’s still not close to full strength. 1,384 more words


The 'makers' are taking more

I don’t know what these guys are protesting about:

Police handcuffed nine protesters in Boston and dozens of others in cities across the country who blocked traffic Thursday in their latest attempt to escalate efforts to get fast-food companies to pay employees at least $15 an hour.

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Disappointing August Employment Report


After a couple of months of halfway-decent employment reports, the one released this morning by the Bureau of Labor Statistics was a disappointment, and the details are even more disappointing than the headline numbers. 295 more words


An Economic Update And Inferred Comparison To GOP Economic Policy

Love this moniker

We from time to time post information related to the US economy. Towards the third week of August we posted this piece (virtually all graphs and charts): … 225 more words

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