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Failure To Deflate: Flat Consumer Prices Only Slightly Help Real Wages, Sales
Changes in the inflation rate are usually all about the price of gasoline. Not in October. Although gas prices fell -6.4% (compared with a decline of -5.0% a year ago), unlike one year ago net consumer price failed to decline, instead remaining flat.
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Top-Down Approach Is Not Working… Go Bottom-Up
Economics is full of ideas for fiscal & monetary policies. But these policies are Top-down approaches. They work through investment and the financial system.
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The Fournier Transform
On health care, we needed a market-driven plan that decreases the percentage of uninsured Americans without convoluting the U.S. health care system.
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So, You Want A Pipeline? Jobs?
In the month of October there are 46 spills reported, well or pipeline.
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EC Tax Haven Benefits Are Not Investment Incentives
What, then, is an investment incentive? I define it as a subsidy to affect the location of an investment.
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Dealing With The Fallout From U.S. Policies
Changes in economic volatility, as measured by the VIX, are the “dominant driver of capital flows to emerging markets” during periods of global financial stress.
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Presimetrics
Angry Bear
Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers
08/18/2010
The authors cut through party bias to present the quantifiable facts about how modern presidents have performed on critical national issues Politicians and the media spend a lot of time telling Americans how the presidents and their administrations are performing, but this analysis always skews along party lines. In Presimetrics, Kimel and Kanell take a fresh look at modern politics by gathering data from numerous government sources in order to compare and rank presidential performance on critical issues, from employment and health care to taxes and family values. The results frequently defy expectations. The lively text clearly explains how various policies of each administration affect the data, and fascinating information graphics lend even greater depth to the discussion, showing at a glance how multiple administrations stack up.