Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Interesting but Inconsistent
Finally, while this series of posters (HT to Chartporn) is entertaining and interesting, it doesn't track the same items from decade to decade. Consequently, the progress in the data is lacking. I would recommend looking at a couple of annual reports from the Dallas Fed to provide the same kind of information. The main drawback with them is the data only goes into the 1990s. Nevertheless, you can find links to the Fed reports here and here.