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April 14, 2014
COMMENTARY – by Michael J. Hicks, Ph.D.
Many things we value are not bought and sold, and so have no visible price.
One aspect of economic research I think is especially powerful is the ability to measure or monetize the things that humans clearly value but for which a market price is not necessarily apparent. This is one of the aspects of economic analysis that gives it such dominance over other social sciences.
Read the full text: Measuring the Unmeasurable
Last week's commentary: Simple Economics Lessons for Hard Times
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DID YOU KNOW? – by Dagney Faulk, Ph.D.
The National Association of Realtors released its U.S. housing affordability index this past Friday. The composite index came in at 175.7 and has been increasing since the low of 158 this past August, which indicates that homes are becoming less affordable for the typical family.
Tight inventories and increasing mortgage rates are the primary reasons housing is becoming less affordable. The index is still about 20 percent lower than a year ago.
For more housing indicators: http://indicators.cberdata.org/datasets/view/51
ECONOMIC INDICATORS – View all economic indicators (CBER Data Center).
MONDAY: Retail Sales, country
TUESDAY: Consumer Price Index, country
WEDNESDAY: Industrial Production, country
WEDNESDAY: Housing Starts, country
FRIDAY: Employment, Hours, and Earnings by Sector, state
FRIDAY: Employment by Sector, msa
FRIDAY: Unemployment Rate (%), county
FRIDAY: Unemployment Rate, state
FRIDAY: Unemployment Rates By State, country
FRIDAY: Manufacturing Employment By State, country
FRIDAY: Unemployment Rate (%), msa
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