Chart of the Week: Current Cycle lags

Tuesday, January 17, 2006 | 05:03 PM

The latest meme making its way around the echo chamber is that because employment levels were so high in 2000, the recovery period shouldn’t be compared to prior cycles.

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How does this cycle compare to prior Cycles?

Average_past_cycle

Source: EPI

 
Of course, we view this as nonsense. As the chart above shows, this recovery has been sub-par not just for employment, but across the board. The only exception has been Real Estate.


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Quote of the Day:

"In politics as in chess, or in the military or in business, when you have the advantage you must press it quickly – or lose it. For the first time in history, we are in a position to checkmate tyranny. Momentum is largely on the side of democracy.”

- Garry Kasparov

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You gotta love the grandmaster's ability to relate all of the world's works in one quote! (I am referring to Kasparov, not Greenspan.)

Posted by: LDB | Jan 17, 2006 9:54:17 PM

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