The Capital Commerce Debate


Over at US News & World Report, I am engaged in a debate on the state of the Economy with none other than Don Luskin. It will run this entire week, with fresh posts and rebuttals each evening.

Round 1 is here: The Bullish versus Bearish Economic View

Round 2 can be found here: Don’t Worry–Be Happy vs Worry a Lot–Housing Will Hurt the Economy

In the second round, the links to the charts were having problems — you can see the two I used below.


MEW, Net Extraction
and Percentage of Disposable Personal Income

(1991 to present)

Graphs courtesy
of Calculated Risk


GDP Growth (MEW, w/o MEW):


Graphs courtesy
of Calculated Risk

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

Buy vs Rent?

Category: Data Analysis, Psychology, Real Estate

TiVo DeathMatch

Category: Digital Media, Television, Web/Tech

Q1 2007 Global Returns

Category: Investing, Markets


Category: Digital Media, Financial Press

How Blogging Can Help You Get a New Job

Category: Employment, Wages & Income, Weblogs

Its Positivity Day!

Category: Economy, Psychology

Media Appearance: Kudlow & Company (4/09/07)

Category: Media


Category: Psychology, Weblogs

Global Boom ?

Category: Economy, Employment, Fixed Income/Interest Rates, Wages & Income