Worthwhile Reads – October 24th

This week’s post will be focused on links relating to the Federal Reserve as it has a very important FOMC meeting on Tuesday and Wednesday of next week. The meeting will most likely mark the end of QE3 yet there

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Worthwhile Reads – October 10th

On Tuesday, Speaker of the House John Boehner tweeted his jobs plan: ① ② ③ ④ ⑤ #5pts4jobs → http://t.co/DR9MAb4X5d — Speaker John Boehner (@SpeakerBoehner) October 7, 2014 Though probably a mistake by one of his staffers, it is a telling of his actual plan

Comparing the Eurozone and United States: The Most Important Chart from the Great Recession

MKM Partners Since the beginning of the Great Recession there have been voices within the Federal Reserve and American punditry that believe that the Federal Reserve actions are too loose and that the low interest rate and extraordinary measures taken

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Worthwhile Reads – October 3rd

Annie Lowrey, from New York Magazine, correctly states that the monthly jobs report, though good, is not as important as it used to be. She follows Chair Yellen’s lead and notes other indicators that are not so promising: “A broader

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Worthwhile Reads – September 26th

As the Federal Reserves moves to ending their QE program in October, Torsten Slok, chief international economist for Deutsche Bank AG, warns the Fed not to be too eager to raise rates. He warns that returning Fed policy back to a

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The Fed’s Southern Cross

This is the first of many posts on policy makers that have spread and continue to spread the fear of inflation or other concerns rather than addressing the very real and pressing issue of a weak job market. Richmond Federal

The Unexpectedly Low Jobs Report for August

The jobs report for August is a disappointment with only 142,000 jobs added, well below the forecasted 225,000. Many in the media have called this report a blip, that will improve with future revision. The consensus being that employment will

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Christina Romer Says Fix the Jobs

This is part of the series highlighting supporters of pro-jobs policies. An updated list of supporters can be found here. Christina Romer, former Chair of the Council of Economic Advisors for President Obama and current professor of economics at UC-Berkeley, says that

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Worthwhile Reads – Link Round-up for August 20th

As people continue to search for better employment a new working paper from the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) (Paywall) finds that, despite claims from businesses, there is not a skills gap in the United States. FiveThirtyEight provides a

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Worthwhile Reads – Link Round-up for July 31st

Yesterday the preliminary second quarter GDP numbers were released with a strong growth of 4%. Though promising the strong growth was a bounce back from the dismal first quarter numbers where GDP shrank. In addition to yesterday’s GDP report the FOMC met

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