Jobs and the 6.5 Percent Unemployment Rate

This is a comment on the national November Employment Situation report released last Friday, and I use numbers from the report to calculate when the United States might reach the Federal Reserve unemployment rate goal of 6.5 percent.

The unemployment rate fell from 7.9 percent in October to 7.7 percent in November which . . . → Read More: Jobs and the 6.5 Percent Unemployment Rate

Don’t Kill the Golden Goose

A central concept in Modern Macroeconomic theory is that capital stock will be accumulated through the process of saving for the future. A new country, starting with a low capital level, will accumulate capital for some number of years or decades until reaching an equilibrium level of capital stock.

Progressive taxes on capital income . . . → Read More: Don’t Kill the Golden Goose

The 2013 Central Oregon Economic Forecast

January 31, 2013

Registration and breakfast will start at 7:00 am and the seminar starts at 8:00 am. Register: Individual ($100)/Table for 10 ($800)

The event will be held at the Riverhouse Hotel and Convention Center in Bend, Oregon.

The Central Oregon Association of Realtors and Oregon Appraiser Certification and Licensure Board will . . . → Read More: The 2013 Central Oregon Economic Forecast

Bill_Watkins: "…California has set a pattern of lax management, inefficient operations and out-of-control costs." http://t.co/nzxlyAwb

Bill_Watkins: “…California has set a pattern of lax management, inefficient operations and out-of-control costs.” http://t.co/nzxlyAwb

Bill_Watkins: Euro crisis ‘behind us’: France’s Hollande http://t.co/lWkgOel8 Don’t think so.

Bill_Watkins: Euro crisis ‘behind us’: France’s Hollande http://t.co/lWkgOel8 Don’t think so.