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Export Nation: Does A Tipping Point Approach?

Since 2009, exports from the US have grown at a faster rate than GDP. This is reflected in the weak, national recovery in jobs while export-oriented regions and export-sector jobs have fared much better. As US exports are nearing 15% of GDP, one wonders that a nation long accustomed to protecting consumption may finally have […]

Another View of US Exports: Portland and the Pacific Northwest

Following on yesterday’s post which covered the surge in coal exports from the US, readers may be aware that various coal exporters have searched in vain for the past two years for new coal exporting locales, along the Washington and Oregon coasts. Unsurprisingly, whether in Cherry Point, Washington (near Bellingham) or in St Helens, Oregon […]

Big Repairs Still Needed To Fix the American Jobs Picture

A significant structural change in US labor markets has come to light in the years since the financial crisis, and that is our economy’s composition of full time vs. part time jobs. The US in the previous decade shouldered nearly five full time jobs for every part time job. But that ratio changed, rather dramatically, […]

The Price of Growth

Dear Readers: I’m currently writing a long-form post twice a month now for Chris Martenson’s excellent website. Accordingly, I’ll be publishing the first (and free) part of these essays here at w88ประเทศไทย www.pinyourcrafts.com. Enjoy. — Gregor ___________________________________________________________________________ Growth. It’s what every economist and politician wants. If we get ‘back to growth’, servicing debts both private and […]

Obama Memo: Redeem Yourself With Rail

Has the Obama Administration, in its first three years, helped the United States ween itself from fossil fuels? Or more urgently, from oil? The 2005-2008 period sent another stern warning that a discretionary, oil-based lifestyle was unlikely to be sustainable in America. The data now proves this out. From the highs of 2005, US oil […]

Why Oil Prices Are Killing the Economy

Dear Readers: I’m currently writing a long-form post twice a month now for Chris Martenson’s excellent wesbsite. Accordingly, I’ll be publishing the first (and free) part of these essays here at w88ประเทศไทย www.pinyourcrafts.com. Enjoy. — Gregor ___________________________________________________________________________ “Oh, that was easy,” says Man, and for an encore goes on to prove that black is white and […]

Moving to Portland

In 1995 I left? California and moved to London. I was in pursuit of a young woman named Johanna—a dual citizen of both New Zealand and the UK—and for the next few years we would live in Lambeth on London’s south bank, and in Wellington, NZ. To my surprise, when we moved to the States […]

Simple Takes on Jobs, Economy, Stocks, and Oil

1. The peak in US jobless claims will be shown to occur between 01 NOV 2008 and 01 MAR 2009. This four month period will reveal both a spike in jobless claims and then a recoiling from that spike as jobless claims start to seriously diminish as we head into Summer 2009. 2. The business […]