Archive for October, 2010
Following on my three previous blogs (here, here and here) . . . this blog shows federal “grants to state and local governments” spending as percent of personal income. What is this? According to the Consolidated Federal Funds Report (pdf) from which this data is drawn from, “grants to state and local government” constitute federal [...]
OK, way too many charts and tables . . . time for some new Remy with his “Metro” Song. In another life, I spent countless hours riding the D.C. metro . . . even the green line on occasion. If you’ve done the same, then this video is for you.
This is the follow-up blog to my previous post on Per Capita versus Per Household Personal Income to illustrate how per household income is a better metric than per capita income when comparing states. As shown in the first chart, there has been a significant decline in average household size of 35 percent to 2.7 [...]
Accuweather.com last week released Joe Bastardi’s winter forecast for 2010 and 2011 (link leads to a video). The modeler in me finds weather forecasting to be fascinating because in what other predictive science can one get such immediate feedback? Right or wrong, you’ll soon find out. I have also grown fond of Joe Bastardi’s work. [...]
I can’t ignore this anymore, Barry Ritholtz at Big Picture has been trading fire with Greg Mankiw over his New York Times article I referenced here. In his latest offensive, Ritholtz has clearly overstated his position with this statement: The point, which Mankiw so deftly ignored, was that in the real world, people do not [...]