Business-Cycle Conditions

Monday, August 6th, 2012

Business Cycle Conditions

August, 2012

Despite persistently high unemployment, income growth and consumer spending keep pushing a slow, but steady, recovery. 

by Steven R. Cunningham, PhD, Director of Research and Education

Monday, July 30th, 2012

 Works so nice, apparently we should try it twice. Then thrice...

Thursday, July 12th, 2012
[Testimony before the Subcommittee on Domestic Monetary Policy and Technology of the Committee on Financial Services, US House of Representatives "Fractional Reserve Banking and Central Banking as Sources of Economic Instability: The Sound Money Alternative," June 28, 2012]
Monday, July 2nd, 2012

Business Cycle Conditions

July, 2012

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.