Yesterday, Brian Wesbury and I did the full econoblog thang for the WSJ.
It was a lot of fun; Brian’s a good guy — he’s a lot more Bullish than I, and think’s the economy is hunky dory – but at least he’s a realist when it comes to inflation.
The whole discussion is on line in their public section here; I think we lay out both sides of the debate fairly well.
ECONOBLOG: Reasons to Pout?
WSJ, January 6, 2006
Its not just the NYT that has a great graphics department — the WSJ has put out their fair share of terrific charts (as this blog has long since demonstrated).
Here’s the WSJ Market Scorecard for 2005:
"U.S. stocks took a backseat in 2005. Big gains in oil and gold drove commodities prices to a second-straight banner year, while the Fed’s faithful campaign to raise interest rates made bond yields the talk of Wall Street. Here is a scorecard for major financial-market indicators:"
The graphs are actually too wide for my layout, so they require a 2nd click . . .