Posts filed under “Economy”

Global Monetary Policy Changes in a Map


Source: Deutsche Bank via Business Insider

Category: Economy, Energy, Inflation

While US Middle Class Falters, Global Middle Class is Growing

Source: Know More

Category: Economy

Biggest Threat to Human Progress is Relentless Stupidity

    “Wealth – any income that is at least one hundred dollars more a year than the income of one’s wife’s sister’s husband.” –H.L. Mencken   On Fridays, I like to wax eloquent and philosophical — about investing, analysis and asset management. Often, there are lessons from other disciplines that are applicable to our…Read More

Category: Economy, Philosophy, Really, really bad calls, Technology

The Where-To-Be-Born Index

Source: The Economist

Category: Data Analysis, Economy, Psychology, Taxes and Policy

Supersize Ambitions

Source: NY Times

Category: Digital Media, Economy, Taxes and Policy

ADB: Asia and Global Production Networks

Source: ADB: “Asia and Global Production Networks”

Category: Economy, Think Tank

Livability Index: Best Cities For Young People

click for giant interactive Source: Vocativ

Category: Digital Media, Economy, Food and Drink, Music, Real Estate

IMF: An Overview of Macroprudential Policy Tools

From IMF: “An Overview of Macroprudential Policy Tools”: Macroprudential policies – caps on loan to value ratios, limits on credit growth and other balance sheets restrictions, (countercyclical) capital and reserve requirements and surcharges, and Pigouvian levies – have become part of the policy paradigm in emerging markets and advanced countries alike. A long-standing puzzle in…Read More

Category: Economy, Think Tank

The U.S. Economy Upshifts

  “Read narrowly, the results show that some survey data suggesting weak post-Thanksgiving Black Friday sales was misleading at best.” — New York Times   No, this isn’t going to be a victory lap about the National Retail Federation and its always-wrong forecasts about holiday retail sales (that annual chest-pounding comes in January). Rather, this…Read More

Category: Economy, Federal Reserve, Fixed Income/Interest Rates, Investing

NFP, Inflation & Conspiracy Theories

    Unbelievable jobs numbers..these Chicago guys will do anything..can’t debate so change numbers — Jack Welch (@jack_welch) October 5, 2012     Today’s column is about stupidity. Perhaps that’s overstating it; to be more precise, it is about the conspiracy-theorist combination of bias, innumeracy and laziness, with a pinch of arrogance thrown in for…Read More

Category: Bad Math, Cognitive Foibles, Data Analysis, Economy, Really, really bad calls