Posts filed under “Wages & Income”

Economics versus Politics

One of the things this election will be notable for is how well the Press is using digital media and interactive pages to dissect the issues and polls. I’ve gathered a slew of them and posted them in the Digital Media Tab.

Here’s a terrific example: Forget the polls for a moment, and consider instead what might be driving them.

The WSJ’s Real Time Economics does just that, looking at a state-by-state polls compared to key economic indicators. These are changes in home prices, employment, and income:>

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Source:
State-by-State Polls Compared to Economic Indicators
Phil Izzo
WSJ, November 1, 2008, 1:47 pm

http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2008/11/01/state-by-state-polls-compared-to-economic-indicators/

Category: Economy, Employment, Politics, Real Estate, Wages & Income

Compensation Structures in Mortgage Industry

Interesting piece on how mortgage workers were comped during the heyday by John Quigley, titled Compensation and Incentives in the Mortgage Business. It goes a long way to explaining why so many people did such silly things during the boom: They were well paid to do so! A quick excerpt: The incentive structure that arose…Read More

Category: Markets, Real Estate, Really, really bad calls, Wages & Income

CEO Clawback Provisions in the Bailout?

With Congress recognizing the public’s dismay over this massive taxpayer giveaway, we are starting to see some serious questions about the folks who drove the financial ship of state aground. Hence, its time to take a closer look at pay and severance packages for CEOs at investment houses, banks and mortgage lenders, who perversely stand…Read More

Category: Bailouts, Corporate Management, Wages & Income

2001-07: Weakest Post WW2 Recovery on Record

Category: Economy, Employment, Wages & Income

$100 Dash

Category: Commodities, Inflation, Wages & Income

Surprise! Income Rises (In 2006 from 2000)

Category: Employment, Inflation, Wages & Income

Home Equity Frenzy !

Category: Credit, Economy, Real Estate, Wages & Income

Hackononics, Part Deux

More nonsensical tripe foisted upon the world by W. Michael Cox and Richard Alm again. For those of you who may not recall, they are the senior vice president/chief economist, and the senior economics writer at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. These two have started a cottage industry dedicated to proving how great things…Read More

Category: Economy, Federal Reserve, Psychology, Wages & Income

Revisiting the Underlevered American Household

Category: Credit, Economy, Financial Press, Wages & Income

Gas Prices & Income, Nationally (by County)

Category: Energy, Politics, Wages & Income