Tuesday, March 29, 2011

In Economic Woes 03-29

"...a new survey, the latest in a long line showing similar findings, reveals that workers are “fed up and ready to bolt.” The new survey is from MetLife. It’s entitled the 9th Annual Study of Employee Benefit Trends"

Consumer confidence falls in March

Cash for Clunkers 2: The Return of Government Motors

More housing hell. Now the end is years off

Food Inflation Kept Hidden in Tinier Bags Actually, this has been going on for a while.

Above is a chart dealing with food self-sufficiency. It is measuring, in calories, (exports-imports)/consumption. Green marks countries with high food self-sufficiency and the scale moves to red, which marks countries poorly able to feed themselves, much less export food (original Net Trade in Food chart).

The Return of Stagflation

Inflation worries push consumer confidence lower

Wall Street reform to cost agencies $1 billion in first year

Shocker: Corporations try to avoid taxes. Individuals do too!

Let Voters Decide on Pensions, Spending

Dems adopt divide and conquer strategy on spending cuts

Two-thirds of oil and gas leases in Gulf inactive

The Resurrection. As Vikram Pandit’s remaking of Citigroup shows, Wall Street is no longer waiting on Washington. The result: a global financial elite even less under U.S. control than before the crash.

Home prices falling in most major US cities. Home prices falling in 19 major US cities, with 4 now at lowest level in 11 years

Oil, Oil, and Not a Drop . . .

Original Pigford Claimant Calls It One of the ‘Biggest Conspiracies Against the U.S. Treasury Ever’

Workers antsy as morale plunges

How to Raise the Status of Teachers AND Education Spending Won't Create Jobs

Home prices falling in most major US cities

Walmart Gets Punked by Frivolous Lawsuit

A Solution to the GOP’s Defunding Problem

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