Data Point

Data Point – Renewable Energy as percentage of World output

by Skip July 18, 2014

“If decarbonization is to be achieved by expanding renewables the expansion will have to come in wind, solar and biomass. So let’s take hydro out and see how far growth in wind, solar and biomass has carried us along the decarbonization path so far“: (H/T: Watts Up with That)

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Data Point – Wall Street vs Population of Employed Americans

by Skip July 18, 2014

“This chart shows you how to respond next time. Although stocks and profit are indeed up as a result of the Obama administration and Federal Reserve policies, it isn’t translating to regular — non-Wall Street — Americans:” (H/T: Independent Journal Review)

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Data Point – Conceal Carry rates versus Crime / Murders

by Skip July 12, 2014

“murder and violent crime rate has fallen significantly while concealed carry in this country surged 130 percent.” 2007 – 2013: concealed carry permit holders up from 4.6 million to 11.1 million (141% rise). 2007 – 2013: the murder rate fell from “5.6 to 4.4 per 100,000.” (22% drop). 2007 – 2013: Overall violent crime down 22% Apparently, other […]

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Data Point – Labor Dynamism

by Skip July 12, 2014

My Data Point post on Business Dynamism is here – showing that the rate at which new businesses / start ups has slowed right down.  There is also a labor companion to this: “It’s not enough for an economy to generate jobs. There should also be a good amount of turnover in the labor market. Workers […]

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Data Point – Business Dynamism

by Skip July 11, 2014

“One analysis of the Not-So-Great Recovery argues that rebounds after recessions with financial crises tend to be weaker than otherwise. This is the theory posited by Carmen Reinhart and Kenneth Rogoff in their book This Time is Different.  But that’s not quite right, according to Michael Bordo. In the paper “The Recovery of Housing and the End of the […]

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Data Point – How lethal are guns in America?

by Skip June 14, 2014

Compared to everything else, not much: Gun control is not about the actual deaths – only about control of the citizenry’s right to self-defense.  Why else aren’t these ‘controllers’ wailing about getting rid of every thing that statistically would kill us first? (H/T: Independent Journal Review)

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Data Point – Obama’s legacy of unemployment: 1 in 6 adult males out of work

by Skip June 1, 2014

10 Million-Men-In-Prime-Working-Years-Are-Simply-Not-Working This is like the inflation rate – it seems stable but since the Federal government removed gas prices and food prices, it presents a picture to ordinary Americans that things are better than what they really are. A true measure of unemployment is not the U3 rate but the U6 rate with includes […]

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Data Point – Veterans Administration Budget increases 1998 – 2013

by Skip May 31, 2014

This is in response to Jon Hopwood’s allegation that Republicans were cutting the Veterans Administration budget: “ Inflation-adjusted federal spending on the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has increased 92.2%  in the last 10 years, according to the Monthly Treasury Statement, climbing from $73.3 billion in fiscal 2003 (in constant 2014 dollars) to $140.9  billion in […]

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If rape is so endemic on college campuses, why is something missing?

by Skip May 19, 2014

NH, for its size, has a lot of colleges.  Certainly UNH and Dartmouth get a lot of attention but there are a bunch of colleges dotting the NH landscape.  I keep reading about the “rape epidemic” at our college campuses but I keep wondering: “If the stat is that 1 in 5 women are sexually […]

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Data Point – Net Oil Imports 1985 – 2014

by Skip May 16, 2014

From AEIdeas: I got my license right after OPEC declared war on the US with an oil embargo so I remember the outcry that the US had to become “Energy Independent”!  And for the last 50 years I have listened to politician after politician say “I WILL DO THAT!” during every election cycle – and […]

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Data Point – Reagan brought people into work; Obama has driven them out of work

by Skip May 6, 2014

(H/T: Powerline)

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Data Point – are we losing that entrepreneurial edge?

by Skip May 6, 2014

“Behold, the power of Obamanomics. More businesses are failing now than are being created, a first for the American economy since the Carter era, according to a new study by the Brookings Institution. That has become even more true during the Obama “recovery” than during the Great Recession:” …While the reasons explaining this decline are […]

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Data Point – Economy screeches to a stop?

by Skip April 30, 2014

  I do have to laugh at the speculation from the notorious butt kissing CNN over the poor performance of the US Economy: The U.S. economy stalled in the first three months of 2014, but don’t panic yet as it’s probably just the winter weather effect. Yeah – it was a rough winter – just […]

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Data Point – Newspaper Ad Revenue 1950 – 2013

by Skip April 27, 2014

  Is the newspaper industry really starting to swirl around the drain? (H/T: AEIdeas)

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Data Point – Median Income / Median Home Price

by Skip April 19, 2014

  (H/T: The Corner)

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Data Point – And Progressives keep saying its a GREAT investment??

by Skip April 14, 2014

Gosh, and I thought everyone knew that those late into a Ponzi scheme gets screwed! Demographics rule this world, and Progressive policies that have made it more and more expensive to have the larger families that easily supported the underpinnings of SS (i.e., lots of workers to support retired) will end up killing their own […]

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Data Point – Redistribution on steroids

by Skip April 13, 2014

After all, taxes just shovels money from one set of folks to a different set of folks.  And Saul Alinsky was all about, in “hiding” Socialism, moving the stuff from the Haves to the Have Nots.  The purpose was always to obtain the power to make that happen.  Kinda looks, with the premier Alinskyite devotee […]

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Data Point – Obamacare Deductibles

by Skip April 13, 2014

From Heritage: So, if you have a Bronze plan in a four person family, your total family deduction could be

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Data Point – Total Credit Market Debt as a percentage of GDP

by Skip April 7, 2014

 

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Hardly, Zachary Shahan, hardly

by Skip March 31, 2014

(Emphasis mine, reformatted): Terrorists could knock US electricity grid out for 1.5 years, but more solar power could help protect it The idea that the US electricity grid could be knocked out for 1.5 years is a bit shocking. But that’s what the agency in charge of protecting it has revealed.  It may have all […]

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Data Point: What was promised, didn’t

by Skip March 27, 2014

The questions is: will the American Public hold him responsible for the riches promised but not delivered?  Who will be held accountable?  What was promised, enjoying a robust rip-roaring economy if we just followed Obama’s proscriptions and policies, have delivered less than half than “better future to come”. Remember, he and his accomplicies decided that […]

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Data Point: “Judging Obama’s Economy By His Own Promises”

by Skip March 23, 2014

Res ipsa loquitur: But is that true? And how do you fairly measure Obama’s record?  Perhaps the best metric is Obama’s own promises about what his economic plan would produce. Those are contained in his first budget, which was issued in early 2009. Above are charts comparing that budget’s forecasts for key economic indicators with […]

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Data Point – IRS’s interest in you

by Skip March 17, 2014

Willie Sutton’s phrase still holds true “That’s where the money is”. The number of audits is going down for taxpayers making less than $200,000, but it is increasing for those making more than that. It is also increasing sharply for taxpayers with income above $1 million, with nearly 1 in 9 of those taxpayers audited […]

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Data Point – US Household Net Worth

by Skip March 7, 2014

(H/T: AEIdeas)

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Data Point – Top 9 States people are leaving

by Skip February 17, 2014

From Forbes: 1. New Jersey – % of people moving out compared to people moving in: 64% 2. Illinois – % of people moving out compared to people moving in: 61% 3. New York – % of people moving out compared to people moving in: 61% 4. West Virginia – % of people moving out […]

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by Skip February 8, 2014

(H/T: The Atlantic via Instapundit)

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Data Point – I don’t wanna hear Libs squawking about campaign money again.

by Skip February 6, 2014

After all, Obama has now TWICE raised over $1 Billion for his elections.  And now libs are giving more to Super-PACs than conservatives: Nearly three dozen individuals and groups made donations of $500,000 or more to super PACs in 2013, pumping $62.6 million into these super-charged committees that can spend unlimited amounts to influence elections. […]

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Data Point – NH among the least corrupt

by Skip February 5, 2014

(H/T: Business Insider)

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Data Point – maybe we can throw ALL the bums out?

by Skip January 25, 2014

(H/T: The Wire)

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Data Point – Student loan debt vs Median Income (B.A)

by Skip January 17, 2014

Knowledge may be priceless, but a higher education is clearly not. University administrators keep hiking tuition, the wages of graduates keep falling, and a whole generation of Americans is struggling under the crushing burden of debt as they postpone their dreams for a tomorrow that may never come. (H/T: Wonkblog)

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