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The 10 Most Popular Charts On The World’s Most Amazing Economics Website

The St. Louis Fed’s “FRED” (Federal Reserve Economic Data) database is arguably the most amazing economics site on the Internet. The database allows you to chart more than 148,000 economic data time series from 59 national, international, public, and private sources, and FRED pages often show up pretty near the […]
The 10 Most Popular Charts On The World’s Most Amazing Economics Website
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PRESENTING: The ‘There Will Be Blood’ Chart

[credit provider=”Library of Congress” url=”http://www.loc.gov/pictures/resource/pan.6a01236/”] Paul Thomas Anderson’s film “There Will Be Blood,” which was nominated for Best Picture in 2008, tells the story of a seemingly possessed oil man who forces a small-time landowner to sell his lucrative plot in his quest to build a business empire at the […]
PRESENTING: The ‘There Will Be Blood’ Chart
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Banana Imports: 1907-1941

Fantastic news. FRED, the greatest economics database/chart-site in the world has just added over 3000 new deep historical economic datapoints.
Banana Imports: 1907-1941
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This Is The Devastating Public Austerity That People Now See Is Slamming The Economy

[credit provider=”LuckyLynda74 via flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/5655226301/sizes/m/in/photostream/”] Something must have happened this weekend, because both the Wall Street Journal and the conservative think tank the American Enterprise Institute have pieces today on how a pull-back in public spending is hurting the economy. We’ve been harping on this since at least last month, when we told […]
This Is The Devastating Public Austerity That People Now See Is Slamming The Economy
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The 4 Big Indicators Show That It’s Too Early To Call A Recession

The ongoing debate about an impending recession in the US grew more conspicuous last week when ECRI’s Lakshman Achuthan not only reiterated his company’s recession call, but also went so far as to declare that we’re already in a recession. Here is a link to his Bloomberg TV interview.
The 4 Big Indicators Show That It’s Too Early To Call A Recession
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The 10 Economic Datapoints That Everybody Wants To Know

[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons” url=”http://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=File:Douglas_Fairbanks,_movie_star,_speaking_in_front_of_the_Sub-Treasury_building,_New_York_City,_to_aid_the_third_Liberty_L_-_NARA_-_530736.tif&page=1″] Regular readers of the site know we’re big fans of the site FRED (Federal Reserve Economic Data), a popular place for analysts, researchers, academics, and journalists to draw and chart economic data.On FRED they keep a running list of the top 10 datapoints that people call […]
The 10 Economic Datapoints That Everybody Wants To Know