The Gig Economy Is the New Normal


by John Mauldin, Thoughts from the Frontline

An already-confusing employment environment grew even more complicated this past week. Many readers responded to my 'Crime in the Jobs Report' letter with their own stories. Some confirmed what I wrote, while others disputed it.


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What We Read Today 29 November 2015

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Most Read Articles Last Week Ending 28 November

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Econintersect: Google analytics has given GEI page read counts for each of the 224 most read articles on Global Economic Intersection for the week 22 November through 28 November, inclusive. The top ten are listed after the Read more >>jump.

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Infographic Of The Day: 32 Life Lessons From The Cutest Creatures In Fiction

Prepare for a cuteness overload!

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Video of the Day:

The potential Republican candidates weigh in on a variety of issues.

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The Fed Will Not Kill Gold

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Domestic Credit To Private Sector EMU Fail

by Dirk Ehnts, Econoblog101

For my new book on money and credit in the euro zone I use data on domestic credit to the private sector. Oddly enough, the data has been changed and is now significantly lower than before. The credit bubble has popped! The World Bank has the data series online (here). Domestic credit to GDP in Spain stood at 127.4 in 2014, down from a bit less than 200 in 2012. What?!

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Fed's Balance Sheet 25 November 2015 Slightly Lower

Total Fed Balance Sheet:

Fed's Balance Sheet week ending balance sheet was $4,439 trillion..

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