Saturday, November 22, 2014

Las Vegas Is Not All Bright Lights


This is the Valley of Fire State Park. I have a dozen more tedious tourist type photos if anyone requests. 

Demographics for Liberal Apologists



Bill over at CR was making slow progress in accepting the new reality of working longer and at greater rates into old age but appears to have relapsed.

This is hopefully going to put the issue to rest. It won't of course because there is a strong need to deny just how radically the US job market has changed and worse how much worse it compares to most of the rest of the developed world.  In this respect it is as much an embarrassment as is how we treat retirement. 

this Made Me Laugh


Friday, November 21, 2014

I Bow to the Will of the People


I've highlighted the "priority" President Obama has chosen to address.  Whose priority? 

A Better Employment Estimate


A look at the last ten years of employment counting Full Time equivalents.

Now.  How about another look?  This time adjusting for working age (16-64) population growth?

Monday, August 18, 2014

California's drought in historical perspective

The real takeaway is the early growth years of 1910-30 when we got a terribly distorted picture of expected precipitation.