Tag: GDP

How To Lie With Inflation Statistics…

July 23, 2018 0 Comments
How To Lie With Inflation Statistics…

Inflation is probably one of the most difficult phenomena to understand. It’s such a difficult topic to understand, most people have difficulty defining it. At the very least, it can be defined as a broad increase in the average level of prices throughout the entire economy. Some people also define inflation as simply an increase […]

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Six Years After Recession, 93% Of Counties Still Haven’t Recovered…

January 13, 2016 0 Comments
Six Years After Recession, 93% Of Counties Still Haven’t Recovered…

President Obama’s track record on the economy has always come under scrutinization; more so with the upcoming 2016 presidential election. However, during the final State of the Union address, Obama decided to defend his record on the economy, by stating, “Anyone claiming that America’s economy is in decline is peddling fiction.” This is most likely […]

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How Population Changes Affect Economic Growth

June 22, 2015 0 Comments
How Population Changes Affect Economic Growth

The first Friday (usually) of every month, the Bureau of Labor Statistics releases their ‘Employment Situation’ report. In this report contains Table A-1: ‘Employment status of the civilian population by sex and age,’ and in this table, one can find the labor force participation rate for their respective months. As on can see, the labor […]

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Should Negative Quarters Surprise Us?

June 1, 2015 0 Comments
Should Negative Quarters Surprise Us?

Retail sales fail to impress, PMIs are slowing, Factory Orders and Durable Goods are still contracting, and we just can’t seem to get Housing back on track. So, of course, economic growth isn’t where it should be. However, it isn’t a matter of whether or not a contraction should surprise us, but rather, should we […]

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Greenspan: “Demand As Weak As During The Depression”

February 26, 2015 0 Comments
Greenspan: “Demand As Weak As During The Depression”

This is interesting news, as we approach tomorrow third GDP revision for the Q4. Personal consumption expenditures increased greater than expected, as it was originally predicted that the boost from the gasoline tax cut would boost PCE in Q1 2015. Despite gains in consumer spending, the economy fails to make significant gains in GDP. Fed […]

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GDP Surges Due To Increased Health Care Expenditures

December 23, 2014 0 Comments
GDP Surges Due To Increased Health Care Expenditures

Out of the blue real gross domestic product, which was originally posted at 3.5 back in October, has managed to grow to 5% in December. This is the largest the economy has grown since 2003, and we all know how terrific those years were, right? This also managed to beat mainstream economist estimates of 4.7%, […]

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