Posts filed under “Economy”

Every TV News Report on the Economy in One

Charlie Brooker’s Weekly Wipe: Every TV news report on the economy in one, courtesy of generic reporter Emily Surname

Category: Economy, Humor, Video

Wally’s New Hobby: Economic Babble

Here’s how it works:   Source: Dilbert  

Category: Economy, Humor

Atlanta Fed’s Forecast for 2015 Q1

Category: Economy, Federal Reserve, Think Tank

Benchmark Revisions Paint a Brighter Picture of (Most of) the Regional Economy Jason Bram and James Orr Liberty Street Economics, March 20, 2015       Every March, the Bureau of Labor Statistics releases benchmark revisions of state and local payroll employment for the preceding two years. While employment data are released monthly for all 50…Read More

Category: Data Analysis, Economy, Think Tank

IMF Credit Outstanding By Member

Source: Capsidea

Category: Credit, Economy, Politics

Is a Strong Dollar Good for the U.S. Economy?

Category: Currency, Economy, Video

The Fed — Drunken Coxswain of the SS America

The Fed – Drunken Coxswain of the SS America Paul L. Kasriel The Econtrarian, March 17, 2015     Back on January 25, I penned a piece entitled “The Fed – Lucky or Smart?”. In that commentary I argued that the Fed was managing the supply of total thin-air credit, i.e., the sum of commercial…Read More

Category: Economy, Federal Reserve, Think Tank

Category: Consumer Spending, Economy, Think Tank

Capex Boom Coming?

From Torsten Sløk: Private sector R&D investment is growing at the fastest rate since the recession, see chart below. And more R&D normally means more capex and higher productivity. Note also how R&D is weak in the first few years after a recession and then begins to take off as corporate confidence comes back. Source:…Read More

Category: Corporate Management, Economy

Household Debt and Post-Recession Auto Lending

Household Debt and Post-Recession Auto Lending O. Emre Ergungor, Caitlin Treanor St Louis Fed, 03.06.2015       Household balance sheets have garnered significant attention since the 2008 financial crisis, with consumer debt being viewed as a contributor to the recession and household deleveraging emerging as a prominent feature of the recovery. In the third…Read More

Category: Credit, Cycles, Economy, Think Tank