The nation’s economy expanded at an annual rate of 2% last quarter, according to this morning’s GDP report. That’s faster than last quarter’s 1.3% and a bit above what most analysts were expecting, so that’s good. But it’s also just trend growth—2% is about what it takes to keep the job market pretty much where… Read more
See for yourself: live at Rachel Maddow’s Blog!
Zach Goldfarb has a thoughtful column on how economic numbers are used and abused. Just a few points I’d add. One could easily come away from such a column concluding that you just can’t trust the numbers that partisans use to make their cases. And while one would often be right, one would just as… Read more
At least it surprised me, though I’m not familiar enough with the Salt Lake Trib to know if its editorial board’s endorsement of the President is out of character. I’m guessing this won’t change Utah from red to blue, but I found it to be a very thoughtful piece of writing, brimming with measured common sense…. Read more
Of the six studies that Gov Romney cites to defend his mathematically-challenged tax plan, a few were blogs and were thus often dismissed by critics as being de facto inadequate evidence simply by dint of being blog posts. As an active, evidence-based blogger, I can only say…quelle horreur! Actually, I think it’s entirely fair to… Read more