The Widening Gap Between the Rich and the Super-Rich

Via the Onion, comes this frickin’ hysterical tv panel discussing the all important question: Are America’s Rich Falling Behind The Super-Rich?

Panelists discuss a new study showing the gap between the wealthy and the absurdly wealthy is widening, and how we can help the merely rich catch up.

In The Know: Are America’s Rich Falling Behind The Super-Rich?

Category: Psychology, Taxes and Policy, Television

Martin Feldstein on the Housing/Credit/Economic Mess

Category: Credit, Derivatives, Federal Reserve, Hedge Funds, Inflation, Psychology, Real Estate

One Way Days: Are the rules different this time ?

Category: Hedge Funds, Investing, Markets, Psychology, Quantitative, Technical Analysis, Trading

Fall On Me

Category: Digital Media, Music

Web Trend Map 2007 Version 2.0

Category: Digital Media, Web/Tech

Media Appearance: CNBC’s Morning Call (09/11/07)

Category: Media

Employment Population Ratio & Recessions

Directly on point with our last post on NILFs and the labor participation rate, David points us to this delicious econ-wonk chart (below). It shows the relationship between a declining Employment Population Ratio, and subsequent recessions: Fascinating chart — thanks for the pointer, Dave, and thanks Adam for the chart! > Source: EM-Ratio — What,…Read More

Category: Data Analysis, Economy, Employment

4.6% Unemployment is actually 5.5%

Because of the office move (broadband gets hooked up today tomorrow), I have been a few days behind in tearing apart major releases. Yesterday, we gave the business to last week’s Back-to-School sales data, which was weaker than it appeared. We previously noted the many different ways BLS measures and reports unemployment (A Closer Look…Read More

Category: Data Analysis, Economy, Employment, Psychology

Cablevision = Spammers

Category: Corporate Management, Web/Tech

There was an old lady . . .

Category: Psychology, Real Estate