For More Information

(Also note that the economic indicators page has a lot of links.)


     The National Bureau of Economic Research is the referee that calls the official start and end of recessions.

The Economist offers news and analysis on global events.

The Congressional Budget Office provides guidance for our humble public servants.

This Economic Calendar lets you see what's happening in the coming week.

Some think-tanks:

American Enterprise Institute
Brookings Institution
Urban Institute

Concord Coalition
Citizens Against Government Waste

This inflation calculator has a nice graphic display of the historical inflation rate.

The Social Security Administration offers these benefits calculators.


Also see the Recommended Books page.

     Free to Choose must be the greatest book ever written on helping people think logically about the economy. You're likely to have a strong reaction (pro or con) to the politics, but just following the thought process is guaranteed to give you an awful lot of clarity.

From the recommended books page, Naked Economics helps you shed your mental inhibitions; the Guide to Economic Indicators is informative and readable.

Economics is a science based on mathematical models... except at the top levels of the real world, where economic policy is a seat-of-the-pants operation run by former Wall Street hot-shots. Two revealing books: Maestro about Alan Greenspan, and In an Uncertain World by former Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin.


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