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Weekly Indicators for September 20 – 24 at Seeking Alpha

 by New Deal democrat Weekly Indicators for September 20 – 24 at Seeking Alpha My Weekly Indicators post is up at Seeking Alpha. With Delta definitely receding, it appears it had no meaningful impact on the consumer economy. What *is* continuing to happen, however, is that transportation bottlenecks are continuing to drive up related prices to […]

Returning to work and unemployment benefits

Diane Lim writes an analysis of the economic theory of the marginal incentives people have to go back to work at her blog EconomistMom. Worth a visit: Quote: “Get ready to see lots of press on the ending of pandemic unemployment benefits in some parts of the country and what it shows about how much […]

Weekly Indicators for September 13 – 17 at Seeking Alpha

 by New Deal democrat Weekly Indicators for September 13 – 17 at Seeking Alpha My Weekly Indicators post is up at Seeking Alpha. Despite the fact that Delta has been almost as bad as last winter’s wave of infections, which was the worst to date, and has been almost as bad in terms of deaths as […]

Weekly Indicators for September 6 – 10 at Seeking Alpha

 by New Deal democrat Weekly Indicators for September 6 – 10 at Seeking Alpha My Weekly Indicators post is up at Seeking Alpha. The big surprise of the past several months has been how little effect the Delta wave has had on the data, and in particular consumer data.  As usual, clicking over and reading hopefully […]

Angry Bear readership up 28%

Over this year, our readership has grown by >28% as measured by Google Analytics which uses a thirty-day rolling average to reflect solid trends in readership. The Bear, better known as Angry Bear in the blogosphere, is well past the initial milestone of consistency and maintenance of readership and the associated increases. No small achievement. […]