Archive for October, 2005

Up, up and away

Friday, October 14th, 2005

The CPI released it’s figures for September. Up 1.2% from last month and 5.2% on a year ago. While most of this is being driven by higher energy costs I was a little pleased to see:

The index for food, which was unchanged in August, rose 0.3 percent in September, largely reflecting an upturn in the index for fruits and vegetables.

not posting as much as i like/should

Friday, October 14th, 2005

with all the work postings will be sporadic at best. This leaves this in an awkward state where I can post (much) less but more thought out (hopefully) in their scope. Or – like tonite – when I’m getting home at 12:30 just a quick link before bed.

The Economists Voice – B.E.Press

Sunday, October 9th, 2005

The Economists Voice has some interesting articles/columns on the economic impact of Katrina.
If you’ve never perused the sight there are other decent journals there. I think of the above Edward Glaesers’ Should the Government Rebuild New Orleans, Or Just Give Residents Checks? is worth some thought. Normally I just default to checks, but in this case I’m not so certain – mainly because just the other day I was trying to make a point that Afghanistan really should pay attention to its cultual history before its all lost. Parallels can be made to US cities -but that is a tangent – and not one I plan on picking up now.