08 Sep 2014

How To Read A Jobs Report

The monthly jobs report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) has been out for a few days. Having analyzed these reports for several years, I thought it would be good to talk about what they do and don’t do and how they are put together. First, the BLS jobs

03 Sep 2010

The August Jobs Report: The Dog That Didn’t Bark

Analysis of the BLS and its August jobs report. What happened to the expected losses in education?

17 Aug 2010

Dean Baker Gets It Wrong

A critique of Dean Baker’s position on the Social Security Trust Funds.

08 Aug 2010

The Day the World Changed: August 9, 2007

The great housing bubble had a very specific and noisy but could be seen coming for years. Those who should have prevented it are still in place.

02 Jul 2010

The June Job Numbers: When Smoke and Mirrors Don’t Cut It Anymore

The June job numbers are not good and on further analysis even worse.

22 Jun 2010

McChrystal and Article 88 of the UCMJ, Contempt toward Officials

What the UCMJ has to say about McChrystal’s comments to Rolling Stone.

04 Jun 2010

The May Jobs Report: Ouch!

Treading water, again.

12 May 2010

Audit the Fed Was Not a Victory

Questioning the passage of the Sanders’ audit the Fed amendment as a victory for reform

07 May 2010

The April Job Numbers: More Jobs But Unemployment Still Getting Worse

Analysis of the April BLS employment/jobs report

27 Apr 2010

A List of Real, not Potemkin, Financial Reforms

Yet another listing of needed reforms