Monday, December 12, 2011

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Two Items of Interest

First, I'm a bit late with this, but for those of you who haven't sought it out already, PNC Bank has it's CPI (Christmas Price Index) up and running, showing the price changes in the gifts from the carol, The Twelve Days of Christmas.  As always, it's an interesting way to explore how an index works and how the various components fit together to provide a single measure. What's particularly interesting is how many of the components showed no change this year.

Second, today's edition of The Wall Street Journal had a great micro-parody of a macro-event (the recent financial crisis). It's well worth a look and good for a chuckle.

All of my classes are entering their last week of the semester. I suspect the same applies to many of you. So in case I don't get another chance to post before the new year, I wish you happy holidays and more good economic resources.