What the 'Long Tail' used to refer to

More back to the future in a way.  Income, poverty and general distribution issues used to be bigger topics in both academic research as well as the media and public discourse.  I once had a whole class just in how to measure poverty.  Seems to be a resurgence in the whole topic.

American Community . . . → Read More: What the ‘Long Tail’ used to refer to

`The Quest' by Daniel Yergin: A great job but we need more

I recently read Daniel Yergin’s fascinating book The Quest. It’s a panoramic view of the global energy industry. For me personally, many parts were familiar territory. But many parts were new to me, and the overall integration of the story was valuable. I encourage every non-specialist (like me) who is curious about energy to . . . → Read More: `The Quest’ by Daniel Yergin: A great job but we need more

Weekly Jobless Claims Break Below 400,000

Jobless claims continue to come down and this week initial claims fell 9,000 to 397,000. The four-week average is now also approaching the 400,000 level, down 2,000 in the week to 404,500. This level is more than 10,000 lower than the month-ago comparison and offers a positive indication for the October employment report to . . . → Read More: Weekly Jobless Claims Break Below 400,000

Economic Events on November 4, 2011

The Monster Employment Index for October was released today, and the index moved up 3 points from last month to a value of 151, which is 11% higher than last October’s value.

At 8:30 AM EDT, the Employment Situation report for October will be announced, and the consensus for non-farm payrolls is an increase . . . → Read More: Economic Events on November 4, 2011