Posts filed under “Economy”

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

Investment in the Euro Area: Why Has It Been Weak?

Category: Bailouts, Economy, Think Tank

John Oliver on Infrastructure

America’s crumbling infrastructure: It’s not a sexy problem, but it is a scary one.

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Category: Economy, Humor, Really, really bad calls, Taxes and Policy, Video

How Millennials Will Change the Economy

Click for an interactive graphic. Source: Goldman Sachs

Category: Digital Media, Economy

WEF: Global Risks 2015

Source: World Economic Forum

Category: Economy, Think Tank