Posts filed under “Economy”

Economic Data Misperceptions in Political Discourse

Category: Economy, Politics, Really, really bad calls, Think Tank

Commodities Return to the 1990s

    The chart above is the Bloomberg Commodity Index. It consists of baskets of common commodities, including energy, metals, foodstuffs, softs and precious metals. After a fairly flat period in the 1990s, the index leapt upward beginning in the early 2000s. The context explains the jump: High inflation, weak dollar and low interest rates….Read More

Category: Commodities, Currency, Economy, Markets

Curly Joins Moe & Larry on Seattle Min Wage

@TBPInvictus Moe and Larry on Seattle’s minimum wage are now joined by Curly, a fellow by the name of Mike Patton, whose recent screed on the topic can be found here. To demonstrate the deliterious effects of Seattle’s new law, Patton provides us the following chart: (Let’s disregard the fact that what Patton cites as 3.7%…Read More

Category: Current Affairs, Data Analysis, Economy, Employment, Wages & Income

Most Competitive Countries in the World

113 indicators from the World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Report 2015-16 (via  Bloomberg) leads to a not at all Lettermanesque top 10 list of most competitive countries in the world.  Here’s a look at this year’s top 10: Switzerland Singapore United States Germany Netherlands Japan Hong Kong Finland Sweden United Kingdom Fascinating list . . ….Read More

Category: Corporate Management, Economy, Taxes and Policy

Job Creation in the United States

Source: US Census

Category: Digital Media, Economy, Employment

GDPNow Forecast

Here is what the Atlanta Fed’s GDP model looks like:   Source: Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

Category: Data Analysis, Economy, Federal Reserve

The Robin Hood Index

Source: Bloomberg

Category: Data Analysis, Economy, Politics

Revisiting Seattle and Its New Minimum Wage

@TBPInvictus In yet another assault on economics, which is already begging for mercy in the wake of his ongoing intellectual dishonesty, Mark Perry recently tweeted the following: Coincidence? Restaurant jobs in WA state ex-Seattle are up +5,600 since Jan. vs. down in Seattle MSA by -100? — Mark J. Perry (@Mark_J_Perry) September 22, 2015…Read More

Category: Current Affairs, Data Analysis, Economy, Employment, Really, really bad calls

Shifting Center of Gravity

Source: Harvard Business Review

Category: Digital Media, Economy

Ray Dalio’s Interview at Bloomberg

Fascinating interview with Ray Dalio of Bridgewater yesterday by Tom Keene and Mike McKee, The full run of videos are here, but a few select excerpts are below:


China Is Going to Be Just Fine, But Weaker


More videos after the jump

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Category: Economy, Hedge Funds, Investing, Television, Video