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Quantity Of Money And Inflation - Part 2: Confounding
Confounding can be an issue in analyzing the association between quantities of money and inflation. In this article, we look more closely at a possible example of confounding.
Quantity Of Money And Inflation - Part 1: General Considerations
We have found that the correlation relationships between various types of credit and inflation are variable over time. The same is true for the M2 money supply.
M2 Money Supply And CPI Inflation - Part 4
This article concludes the analysis of the correlation patterns between the M2 Money Supply and Consumer Inflation (CPI).
M2 Money Supply And CPI Inflation - Part 3
We continue our series by analyzing the association of CPI with M2 during the four periods from 1959 to 2022 with negative inflation changes (disinflation/deflation) surges.
M2 Money Supply And CPI Inflation - Part 2
The full data sets from 1959 to 2022 show no discernible correlations for M2 money supply growth and consumer inflation changes. Now we specifically analyze the various regimes of inflation change during the 64-year timeline.
M2 Money Supply And CPI Inflation - Part 1
We have found that the correlation relationships between various types of credit and inflation are variable over time. Here, we examine the relationship between the total money supply (M2) and Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation.
Book Review: Concordian Economics, Volume 1
This book is the first of two volumes encapsulating Carmine Gorga’s lifetime research in economics.  Dr. Gorga is a TalkMarkets contributor and political scientist1 who has been contributing to economic thinking for nearly 60 years.
January 2020 Headline New Home Sales Improved?
The headlines say new home sales grew month-over-month - but the three-month rolling average growth declined.
August 2019 Headline New Home Sales Improved And Best Year-To-Date Since 2007
The headlines say new home sales improved month-over-month. Median and average sales prices were significantly up.
September 2018 Headline New Home Sales Significantly Slows
The headlines say new home sales fell off a cliff. Median sales prices were little changed - but the backlog of unsold homes grew with over 7 months of supply.
August 2017 Headline New Home Sales Again Decline
This month the backward revisions were mixed, but the rolling averages significantly declined.
February 2017 Headline New Home Sales Improve And Above Expectations
The median sales price for homes declined. The rolling averages declined. However, the data was above market expectations.
Economics, Society, And The Environment: What's Wrong With This Picture?
A common view of some is that the relationship between economics and the environment is that environmental considerations are "externalities" for economic systems, but not everyone agrees on this theory.
October 2016 New Home Sales Slow
Sales of new single-family houses in October 2016 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 563,000, according to estimates released jointly today by the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
August 2016 New Home Sales Decline On Lower Median Sales Prices
The headlines say new home sales declined. The median sales price for homes was down - and inventory was up insignificantly.
July 2016 New Home Sales Significantly Improves On Lower Median Sales Prices
The headlines say new home sales again dramatically improved. The median sales price for homes was down - and inventory was also down. This was a very good month as sales were well above expectations.
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