Monetary vs. Fiscal Policy

Brad DeLong

University of California (Berkeley) economist Brad DeLong took my late-in-life education on economic issues to a new level. I’ve plenty more to learn, of course, but I enjoyed his discussion.

Here’s a snippet from his article in the Seeking Alpha web site:

In such a setup, the conclusion of Mankiw and . . . → Read More: Monetary vs. Fiscal Policy

Some of the Biggest Silver Bulls in the Herd Speak Up

As the silver space picks up momentum and grabs attention, it’s taken on a decidedly Latin look. That’s evident from The Gold Report’s conversations with a handful of executives whose companies stand out among south-of-the-border silver producers. Sharing their opinions, insights and perspectives in our “virtual roundtable” are Ross Beaty, chairman of Pan American . . . → Read More: Some of the Biggest Silver Bulls in the Herd Speak Up

Looking back - a better jobs year than we thought

The Bureau of Labor statistics just put out its routine revisions of employment data and it looks like 2011 was actually a better year for jobs in the Pittsburgh region that previously thought. Here is what I get for the scale of change which is positive every month by some nontrivial amounts.

Total Nonfarm Jobs . . . → Read More: Looking back – a better jobs year than we thought

Economic Events on March 15, 2012

At 8:30 AM Eastern time, the U.S. government will release its weekly Jobless Claims report. The consensus is that there were 355,000 new jobless claims last week, which would would be 7,000 less than the previous week.

Also at 8:30 AM Eastern time, the Producer Price Index for February will be released.  The consensus . . . → Read More: Economic Events on March 15, 2012