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The Oregon Economics Blog

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Once again The Economist comes through with a fun chart:

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The unemployment rate remained

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To give the haters some ammunition: The dull ni

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Note: here is another dispatch from Fred Thompson.Thanks to a series of initiatives and referenda during the decade of the 1990s, primarily Measure 5, enacted in 1990, and Measure 50, enacted in 1997, Oregon has acquired a one-off pro

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After all of the press, good and bad, about

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The Upshot, The New York Times's answer to FiveThirtyEight edited by David Leonhardt has some fantastic poll data about soccer around the world.  Here are the two charts from th

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It looks like it is finally time again to

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The end of the month is near, a

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Its Friday afternoon so I'll write about my third favorite subject (behind economics and beer): soccer. There seems to be a lot of consternation among the US Soccer pundit class about the snub of Landon

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This from the

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This is the second in a two-part review by Fred Thompson of Thomas Piketty's book: Capital in the 21st Century.  The first part was posted yesterday. 

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This is the first in a two-part review by Fred Thompson of Thomas Piketty's book: Capital in the 21st Century.  The second part will be posted tomorrow. 

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Another good mont

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I know I have been AWOL lately, many many pressing things in real life has left me without time to blog.  So today I make it all up with useless content!From the NY Times:

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This graph is from a v

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NOTE: Another contribution by Fred Thompson:

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This from Josh Lehner's newest blog p

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Note: this one have been in the notebook for years, so I bring the old notebook out today after a long hiatus.  One of The Oregonian's Joe Rose's most common themes is the lane hog.  Whether it be the dratted

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From the NY Times:Oregon Considers Handing Troubled Insurance Exchange to U.S.This is almost certainly the correct call, but something that human nature has a h

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A nice

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From the Oregonian

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Okay, so it has been another one of those weeks - just when it seems the weather has slipped winter's grasp and it's all smooth sailing ahead, my household is beset with illness.  Keeping up with the day-to-day has been a monumental task.  So much so that I haven't been able to pick even the lowest hanging fruit.

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Who says economists are not intriguing?  Apparently they are according to The Oregonian, which is running a poll and the quarterfinal match up is Monica Wehby versus local economist 

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From The Economist:

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Via the Wall Street Journal:

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Sitting here in my office at the World Bank, I came across two little tidbits as I did my quick morning scan of the news and economics articles on the internets. First, there is this Oregonian article

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 Fred Thompson carries the water this week as I am in Washington, DC giving a talk and working at the World Bank.  

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Oregon's February unemploym

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