Friday, December 03, 2010

Obamanomics: a report card

What affect have all the bail-outs, government takeovers, and the Porkulus bill had on the economy? Here is how the number of long-term unemployed (over 26 weeks) has varied over the past four decades:

Here is another look at changes in unemployment rates during the current recession (red curve) compared with the ten other post-war recessions:
Is there a point at which Obama-Reid-Pelosi would accept the failure of their policies and change course?

Both plots are from always interesting Calculated Risk Blog.

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