Friday, April 28, 2006

"You can't always get what you want"

But if you try sometimes, you can get what you need. Apparently, former CEA chief and Fed-chair wannabe Glenn Hubbard needs sympathy and its been set to music. (Hat tip to Todd Neumann)

Economy is growing rapidly

The first quarter real gdp growth figures are out. And they are up.

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Why are oil prices so high?

Jim Hamilton thinks that fears of political instability in the Middle East may not be the whole (or even most important part) answer. Other, less exotic, determinants of demand and supply may be at work.

Consumer confidence jumps!

The Conference Board's measure of consumer sentiment jumped to its highest level in 4 years. Read on.

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Outsourcing falls flat

Economist Ed Leamer tries to avoid some work by outsourcing. It doesn't quite work. (hat tip to Jared Barton)

Monday, April 10, 2006

Have you been paying too much to smell good?

French perfume manufacturers have been fixing prices.

Monday, April 03, 2006

Outsourcing and such

Here is a nice discussion of outsourcing and labor markets, lots of nice pictures and tables.