Tagged: Economics reporting

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Cooking the books?

Last week’s drop in the unemployment rate to 7.8 percent from 8.1 percent seemed like good news no matter which side of the political spectrum you’re on. Or was it? Several influential business leaders...

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Economics reporters downplay criticism of BLS

Joe Strupp of Media Matters for America writes Friday that the nation’s top economics reporters don’t believe that the Bureau of Labor Statistics manipulated unemployment numbers to help President Obama’s re-election. Former General Electric...

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What the income gap really means

I was reading a piece on Bloomberg.com Tuesday about the rising gap between rich (read executives) and lower earnings (read workers.) The numbers are staggering. From Peter Robinson’s story: The 1.2 million households whose...

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Peering over the fiscal cliff

There’s obviously a lot going on in terms of the economy and with the looming presidential election bringing up many issues, it seemed like a good time to take a look at recent coverage...

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Clap yours hands and say….oh, wait

The federal government said Tuesday that consumer spending rose 3.3 percent more in 2011 than in 2010. On the face, that’s just fantastic. But, dig a little deeper and the picture isn’t as pretty....

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Harper’s adds business column

The October issue of Harper’s Magazine will see the debut of The Anti-Economist, a new column by Jeff Madrick, marking the first time in 165 years that business commentary will make a regular appearance...