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Thoughts regarding the Consumer Price Index Reports

Each month, the Conference Board, a research organization, surveys a number of U.S. households. The survey asks only five questions:

  1. Their opinion on current business conditions…
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Is Washington Fabricating the Economic Data?

   By Clint Siegner – Re-Blogged From http://www.moneymetals.com

Bureaucrats in the U.S.S.R. kept issuing glowing economic reports right up until the Soviet state collapsed. Of course, many snickered at those reports for years. 420 more words

GDP & Employment

Moderate Economic Expansion

“Despite a virtual 100 mph headwind, payrolls still managed to get off the runway.  That’s the theme for January’s employment report, for which the U.S. 617 more words

Is the decline in the US participation rate a result of secular stagnation?

One question I struggled with in my book was how secular stagnation would manifest itself. Would the unemployment rate stay perniciously high? Or would the symptoms be subtler: a low unemployment rate, for instance, combined with a low participation rate? 473 more words

West Virginia: Where half the population supports the other half

West Virginia is an amazingly diverse state in that each portion is incredibly unique. The geological and cultural differences between the northern part of the state and the southern portion of the state are so vast it’s incredible. 187 more words

Immigration and Employment

David Frum at the Atlantic believes that immigrants really do take jobs from native born Americans, and he states it in the most alarming way possible: 386 more words


12 Dec 2014 (TheAge) - Australia's unemployment rate rises despite record new jobs - hits 6.3 percent, highest in 12 years

(12 Dec 2014, The Age, p8, Mark Mulligan)

‘Australia’s unemployment rate rose slightly, to 6.3 per cent, in November, despite the creation of more than 40,000 jobs during the month. 52 more words

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