Posts filed under “Economy”

World’s 20 Largest Economies in 2030


Source: Bloomberg

Category: Digital Media, Economy

Millennial Disruption Index

Source: Millennial Disruption Index

Category: Digital Media, Economy, Markets

We Know What’s the Matter With Kansas

@TBPInvictus When pushing his tax cuts for Kansas in July 2012, Governor Sam Brownback wrote: “Our new pro-growth tax policy will be like a shot of adrenaline into the heart of the Kansas economy.” Art Laffer and Stephen Moore wrote that “many states like Kansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma are seriously considering abolishing their income taxes…Read More

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

Cheap Oil Winners and Losers

Source: Bloomberg   Based on the state sales tax data that came out today for 2014, I would suggest that is the USA ex Alaska, which is more like Canada than the US when i comes to energy.  

Category: Digital Media, Economy, Energy

Will Détente with Iran Create a Peace Dividend?

The possibility of a deal to limit Iran’s nuclear capabilities and end the international trade sanctions against the country raise a fascinating question: Will there be a peace dividend? A look at history may provide some insight. Based on what we have seen in the past, it is possible that an agreement would have a…Read More

Category: Economy, Taxes and Policy, War/Defense

Jobless in Seattle? Not Yet, Anyway. Part 2

@TBPInvictus On Wednesday, I threw in my $0.02 about the controversy surrounding the increase in Seattle’s minimum wage. Unlike any of those who have been decrying the new law and its impact, I used some data to demonstrate the absence (as yet) of any ill effects. Specifically, I looked at restaurant permit issuance and found…Read More

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

I am pleased to have made the list of top 100 Economic Influencers on Twitter. You can see the full list and methodology at Captain Economics.   Source: Captain Economics  

Category: Data Analysis, Digital Media, Economy, Weblogs

Jobless in Seattle? Not Yet, Anyway.

@TBPInvictus Barry wrote yesterday about how political bias can corrupt economic analysis. It’s something he and I discuss all the time and are always on the lookout for. We’ve documented over the years how leaning too heavily on one’s politics is a recipe for disaster when it comes to asset management. In the wealth management…Read More

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

Source: US Census

Category: Data Analysis, Digital Media, Economy

Wally’s Economic Forecasting

Presented without comment:


Source: Dilbert

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Category: Economy, Humor