Category Archives: Keynesian economics

Consumer Confidence Is Boosting Housing

The Mortgage Corner StLouisFRED New-home sales are now back to the long term average in the above graph that dates back to the 1960s, and consumers are still reasonably confident of their future. “Sales of new single‐family houses in October … Continue reading

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Why the Historical Decline in US Growth?

The Mortgage Corner @GregDaco Nonfarm business sector labor productivity decreased 0.3 percent in the third quarter of 2019, first decline in 5 years, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported, as output increased 2.1 percent and hours worked increased 2.4 … Continue reading

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Why Today’s Irrational Exuberance?

Financial FAQs Wrightson-ICAP Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan said in a memorable 1996 speech, “…how do we know when irrational exuberance has unduly escalated asset values, which then become subject to unexpected and prolonged contractions as they have in Japan over … Continue reading

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October Employment No Big Deal

Popular Economics Weekly MarketWatch.com Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 128,000 in October, and the unemployment rate was little changed at 3.6 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Notable job gains occurred in food services and drinking … Continue reading

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A Weak Unemployment Report Tomorrow?

Financial FAQs ADP There could be a sharp drop in new job creation in tomorrow’s Labor Department unemployment report. Why? The GM strike could have shaved as much as 65,000 jobs from the report due to layoffs over the past … Continue reading

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Do We Need a New Jobs Deal?

Popular Economics Weekly Calculated Risk The best picture we have of current and future job trends is the Labor Department’s JOLTS report (i.e., Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey). Calculated Risk’s colorful graph shows Job Openings (yellow line) hasn’t yet … Continue reading

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Nobel Prize in Economics Breaks New Ground

Popular Economics Weekly STOCKHOLM (AP) — The 2019 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences has been awarded Monday to Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer “for their experimental approach to alleviating global poverty.” It was ground-breaking for several reasons. Firstly, … Continue reading

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