Saturday, February 27, 2016
For what it's worth: the Federal Government working for ME!
For the past few days I've been publishing graphs reflecting various economic trends. These graphs have been based on data collected, compiled, and conveniently distributed by the Federal Government! The Bureau of Economic Analysis has been the source of GDP numbers. The Census Bureau's Current Population Survey has provided data on household income and home prices. With these readily available data, ANYONE can pretend to be an economist! The data are empowering! ... and they're provided more-or-less FREE! ("more-or-less": one does need internet connectivity to access the data... and, yes, my taxes do support these Federal agencies.) If you don't like the way I slice & dice the data, or perhaps object to my choices (e.g., using "household income" as my preferred metric), YOU can access the raw data YOURSELF and do your very own analysis! I've used only a few of the myriad tables available on these websites! - Go for it!!!