Archive for the ‘Economic Growth’ Category

Global growth, the $, (under-priced) oil and their impact on US growth rates.

October 22nd, 2014

Those stalwart number crunching research economists at Goldman Sachs (i.e., not the traders) have a really interesting graph out this AM that packs in a ton of info on current growth pluses and negatives. The figure uses the Federal Reserve’s macro model (which is actually publically available now…and, yes, I will fire it up myself… Read more

Chair Yellen Holds Forth on the Inequality of Opportunity

October 17th, 2014

Just heard Fed chair Janet Yellen give this great talk on inequality of wealth, income, and importantly, opportunity. I’ll have more to say later, but do give this a read. Some points that jumped out to me: –It’s fundamentally important that she gave this speech, as it was when President Obama gave a speech elevating… Read more

The new global slowdown isn’t new and the problem isn’t the economies. It’s the policies.

October 16th, 2014

What the heck is going on with the global economy? If you’ve been following news about things other than Ebola, you’ve likely picked up on the following: –New worries about the rate of global growth have led to all sorts of market volatility. –Declining rates of interest and inflation both here and in Europe reflect… Read more