Category Archives: Economist

Bad Look Of High Stock Prices & High Unemployment

In a few hours, the BLS will release the employment situation for April, which will illustrate the devastation the COVID crisis has inflicted on the U.S. labor market.  Since the crisis began 30 million plus American workers have filed for … Continue reading

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Economic Growth Theory In Three Minutes

Economic growth is a central concern for all societies. On one hand, unbridled growth poses serious environmental risks. On the other hand, rising incomes are a foundation of social and political stability. But because people and resources are finite, income … Continue reading

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Economist Personality Traits

Studies of personality traits common to various disciplines have discovered that economics, like engineering, tends to attract people with an unusually strong preference for order, and a distaste for ambiguity. – The Guardian

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History Shows Why Prognosticators Should Be Discounted

It is the end of the year and prognosticators are crawling out of the woodwork.  So, it’s time to repost a piece from Global Macro Monitor years’ past. Prophets are usually false, and that includes us.  After all, look at … Continue reading

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Mr. “King Dollar” Takes The CEA

Congrats to Larry Kudlow,  a good guy (though a supply side ideologue),  as reports pour in that President-elect Trump will appoint him to head up the Council of Economic Advisors (CEA). He has always advocated a strong dollar, or “King … Continue reading

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Money with no middleman – Economist

This animation explores bitcoin and its potential impact on the financial services industry. – Economist (click here if video is not observable)

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The benefits of getting rid of cash – Economist

The Economist explains: technology like digital wallets and electronic payments are becoming more accessible. So do we even need coins and notes any more? For more video content from The Economist visit our website:   (click here if video … Continue reading

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