Archive for August 14th, 2011

Deeper Analysis

Japanese 2Q GDP Better than Forecast

August 14, 2011

Japanese real GDP contracted 1.3% at an annualized rate (SAAR) between 1Q and 2Q, half as much as expected and less than the drops of 2.5% in 4Q10 and 3.6% in 1Q11.  Real GDP was 1.0% lower than a year earlier, the same on-year drop as in 1Q11 and below forecasts of minus 2.5%.  Nominal […] More

Larry's Blog


August 14, 2011

Voters have a right to know a lot more than they do about the qualifications of political leaders making decisions on economic policy.  A wide spectrum of visions exists about how best to achieve an improving standard of living without documentation of how different candidates came to hold such views.  Far less rigor is demanded […] More