Source: Visual Capitalist

Category: Markets, Technology

Unloved Labor Economy Continues to Improve

  A few weeks ago, I described why this economic recovery remainsdoubted and unloved. The improvements have been very unevenly distributed, with wide disparities based on education level, geographic location and industry. Some peoples’ recoveries are far worse than others. However, sometimes we lose sight of the basic facts. The data show the economy is…Read More

Category: Employment

10 Monday AM Reads

Short but action packed work week. Kick it off right with our artisanal morning train reads: • Three Lessons From Yale’s Endowment Fund (Morningstar) • Can You Pick the Guys Who Pick the Guys Who Pick the Best Stocks? (MoneyBeat) see also Faulty Assumptions (A Wealth of Common Sense) • Anatomy of a NIMBY: Grief over growth is perennial, but…Read More

Category: Fixed Income/Interest Rates

We’re Familiar With Your Work . . .

Source: Dilbert

Category: Humor

Fed: Who Is Holding All the Excess Reserves?

Category: Federal Reserve, Fixed Income/Interest Rates, Think Tank

Mapping 10 Years of Fatal Traffic Accidents

Source: Metrocosm

Category: Data Analysis


“When you got nothing, You got nothing to lose” Like A Rolling Stone, Bob Dylan I’ve been a victim of internet hate. Sometimes private, sometime public. Sometimes e-mail, sometimes on Twitter and other social networks, as well as nooks and crannies all over the web. My crime? Having an opinion and a status those complaining do…Read More

Category: Think Tank, War/Defense

10 Sunday AM Reads

My easy like Sunday morning reads: • The Generation That Doesn’t Remember Life Before Smartphones (Popular Mechanics) • Rate-Hike Certainty Sends Stocks Soaring (Barron’s) • Is the Surge in Stock Buybacks Good or Evil? Companies are on track to purchase the highest number of their own shares since the crisis (WSJ) • Housing Analogies, Nerd Style (Miller Samuel) • Intel Lawsuit…Read More

Category: Financial Press

Lying About Geography and Minimum Wage

@TBPInvictus here As those who have been following along already know, Seattle has been ground zero for the minimum wage battle, having raised it earlier this year. Critics of the higher minimum – of any minimum at all, actually – have been twisting and torturing data in a pathetic attempt to prove the higher wage…Read More

Category: Data Analysis, Really, really bad calls, Wages & Income

MiB: NYU Prof Scott Galloway

This week, our Masters in Business radio podcast, we speak with Scott Galloway, Professor of Digital Brand and Marketing at NYU Stern. Galloway has founded and sold several companies, including Red Envelope, Prophet and L2 digital. In 2010, he created the Digital IQ Index, a global ranking of prestige brands’ digital competence. The index tracks brands across 850 data points,…Read More

Category: Podcast