Monthly Archives: September 2013

U.S. Employment Level & Baby Boomers: What Comes After Act IV?

The Baby Boom generation is a topic that can yield volumes of data and discussion.  As a group, they comprise a roughly 76 million strong explosion of the U.S. population that was born between 1946 and 1964.  In the aggregate, … Continue reading

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Economics and Parties

I found these interesting thoughts hidden in one of my notebooks.  I never finished it, but I think the timing was not coincidental – November 2006.  I wish I could say that I can write like this now, but my … Continue reading

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The Fed Continues Monetary Policy of ‘Accommodation’

The Federal Reserve has just announced that it will continue its policy of purchasing $85 billion worth of mortgage backed securities and Treasury securities each month.  Perhaps I was too optimistic but I was expecting the Fed to announce the … Continue reading

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JOLTS Data: Openings & Hires with Stock-Vacancy Ratios

The BLS has a program called the Job Openings & Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS) that tracks and publishes data on job openings, hires and separations. I find this data interesting and one that can elaborate more on what is going … Continue reading

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If You Are A Data Junkie, Then You Will Love Quandl.

Anyone who has spent even a hint of time scouring the internet for numerical data sets will acknowledge the challenges and costs (in terms of time) required to search for, download, verify, and clean data before being able to use … Continue reading

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