Economic Roundup

Economic Roundup

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An October 12 NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll found that support for Barack Obama’s jobs plan doubled when people learned about its specifics.

On October 11, the New America Foundation published a plan for raising economic growth.

Also on October 11, the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis published a study on how to stimulate innovation.

On October 10, Sentier Research published a study of real median household income based on monthly data. It finds that there is a close correlation with the unemployment rate.

On October 7, PNC Bank released a survey of small and medium-size businesses. They report that slow sales is their biggest problem.

On October 7, the European Central Bank published a study examining the reasons for the failure of economic forecasters to foresee the economic crisis.

An October 6 Quinnipiac poll found that people blame George W. Bush for current economic problems over Barack Obama by a 51 percent to 32 percent margin.

An October 6 commentary from the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland found that government spending has been extraordinarily important in maintaining aggregate income over the last three years.

On September 30, JP Morgan published a research note saying that expectations of slow income growth is a key economic problem.

Bruce Bartlett is an American historian and columnist who focuses on the intersection between politics and economics. He blogs daily and writes a weekly column for The Fiscal Times.  Bartlett has written for Forbes Magazine and Creators Syndicate, and his work is informed by many years in government, including as a senior policy analyst in the Reagan White House.  He is the author of seven books including his new book: The Benefit and the Burden .

Bruce Bartlett’s columns focus on the intersection of politics and economics. The author of seven books, he worked in government for many years and was senior policy analyst in the Reagan White House.