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The ghost in the machine?

September 15, 2011

I just unsubscribed from a Travelocity flier for the third time in as many days. Each time, I've noticed the following disclaimer: Your request to unsubscribe from all Travelocity promotional emails has been submitted.... Please allow 5-10 business days for your request to be processed. Let me get this straight: I can search millions of […]

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Breaking down labor mobility

June 7, 2009

Great graphic from the NYT (click to zoom): (via LL)

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On revisions, episode II

April 4, 2009

It occurs to me in looking at the revised payroll numbers that each month's revision creates the illusion of a bottom having occurred in that month, since the revisions to past months are almost always below the reported number of the most recent month. But it is widely accepted that the employment bottom will lag other indicators, […]

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