Economics and Thinking

What’s the connection?

Economists essentially have a sophisticated lack of understanding of economics, especially macroeconomics. I know it sounds ridiculous. But the reason why I tell people they should study economics is not so they’ll know something at the end—because I don’t think we know much—but because we’re good at thinking. Economics teaches you . . . → Read More: Economics and Thinking

Canadian Oil to Support Market Growth: Bill Bonner

As developing countries increase their energy consumption, the oil and gas sector will continue to grow, powered by Canadian companies feeding global demand. In this exclusive interview with The Energy Report, President and Portfolio Manager Bill Bonner of Brickburn Asset Management in Alberta reveals several energy companies with maximum production and growth potential.

The . . . → Read More: Canadian Oil to Support Market Growth: Bill Bonner

Unemployment Claims Continue to Plummet

Fewer Americans filed for their first week of unemployment benefits last week. So few in fact, that the number of initial claims fell to its lowest level since May 2008.

About 366,000 people filed initial jobless claims in the week ended Dec. 10, the Labor Department said Thursday. That was a decrease . . . → Read More: Unemployment Claims Continue to Plummet

Economic Events on December 16, 2011

At 8:30 AM Eastern time, the Consumer Price Index report for November will be released.  The consensus is that CPI increased 0.1%  last month, and there was a 0.1% increase in CPI when food and energy are removed.

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