Business-Cycle Conditions

Monday, June 4th, 2012

Business-Cycle Conditions

June, 2012

The expansion may seem tepid. But against a backdrop of unprecedented debt reduction, the economy doesn’t look all that bad.

by Polina Vlasenko, PhD, Research Fellow

Friday, May 18th, 2012
[caption id="attachment_7567" align="aligncenter" width="515" caption="One Epic Chinese Bubble - One Chart"]The best charts are those that need no explanation. Such as this one.  
Tuesday, May 8th, 2012
At The Economist blog Free Exchange, different opinions on the situation of Europe are discussed.
Monday, May 7th, 2012
Munch's "The Scream" may be all the rage today, but to Jim Grant, in his latest interview on Bloomberg TV, the record price paid for the painting is not so much a manifestation of modern art as one of modern currency: "This is the flight into things from paper" .
Monday, May 7th, 2012

Business Cycle Conditions

May, 2012
Overtime and temporary employment increase as the tab for health care makes businesses balk at adding permanent jobs. 
by Polina Vlasenko, PhD, Research Fellow 

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

Note to the Federal Government: Champagne bubbles are good. The bubbles you've been giving us? Not so much.

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

If you're at a table full of politicians and you can't find the scapegoat, it's you.

by Monty Pelerin
Tuesday, April 10th, 2012

There will never be a failed US Treasury auction... until there is

"The antidote to hubris, to overweening pride, is irony, that capacity to discover and systematize ideas.  Or, as Emerson insisted, the development of consciousness, consciousness, consciousness." -Ralph Ellison
Monday, April 9th, 2012

When life gives you lemons, plant an orange tree.  We need an alternative to the Fed's lemons.

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012

It is getting harder and harder justify not getting rid of the Fed.

by Julie Borowski
Monday, April 2nd, 2012
by Nathan Lewis This week we will look at a funny and little-known episode in the history of the U.S. dollar and Federal Reserve, notably the wartime years of WWI and the Recession of 1920 that immediately followed.
Monday, April 2nd, 2012

Business Cycle Conditions

April, 2012
Businesses and consumers are driving the expansion. But lessons learned from the financial crisis are holding the pace of growth in check.
by Polina Vlasenko, PhD, Research Fellow

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

What's the point of saving the banks if you've got to destroy money to do it?

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

Expectations are a key concept in economics. If expectations are coordinated, then the economy is equilibrated and no accumulation of imbalances take place.

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

When you can't be sure, remember that whatever the government tells you... it's the opposite.

The Economist reports that: