Archive for the ‘Jobs’ Category

Interesting “Coulds” Coming In

June 1st, 2011

Some deep thinkers have been coming up with some potentially useful “coulds” based on this recent post.  It’s a list worth keeping up and expanding on, at least until the unemployment rates hits…oh, I don’t know…5%. Again, let me stress that it’s once again walk-and-chew-gum time.  It’s just as important to keep the “shoulds” going,… Read more

This Excess Capacity You Keep Talking About…What is It?

May 26th, 2011

A fair question, and one that begs for a bunch of graphs, the assembling of which is especially fun. Those of us worried about current economic conditions (that’s you, Brad) talk a lot about how the economy has “excess capacity,” it’s not at “full employment,” and other such catchy phrases that imply economic resources, including people,… Read more

Following Up From This AM

May 25th, 2011

This morning I mentioned the drag that state and local fiscal contractions are having on jobs and growth and threatened to post some graphs.  Coming up for air now, so here they are. In normal times, spending and investing by state and local governments adds to growth.  But in recent quarters, they’ve either added little… Read more