Archives: May 2008

More statistics

Posted by: Michael Mandel on May 14, Categories: Macro

I'm travelling today to the "2008 World Congress on National Accounts and Economic Performance Measure for Nations." (on the train down to Washington DC as I write this). Basically a...

More Funding For Science, Say Nobel Laureates

Posted by: Michael Mandel on May 07, Categories: Tech

I just got this press release from the American Physical Society. This is the sort of thing which depresses me. If we can't find the money to spend on science...

Nonprofits and the Productivity Stats

Posted by: Michael Mandel on May 07, Categories: Macro

I've had this post sitting here for a while, and I've decided to just put it up. It's not earth-shaking, but it's kind of interesting. Last Wednesday the BLS announced...

Optimism Falls Short

Posted by: Michael Mandel on May 01, Categories: Future

I had promised a week of optimistic posts, but only delivered 3. That means I owe you folks two more....

Real out-of-pocket spending shrank in Q1

Posted by: Michael Mandel on May 01, Categories: Macro

According to the BEA's latest report, real personal consumption grew at a 1% rate in the first quarter. But once I take out the parts of PCE which don't actually...

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