The week ahead is pretty busy but busy is good. First week of classes is always exciting for me so that is a plus. Presentation on rare earth elements and price fluctuation impacts on business models and industry structure. The big event for me is at the end of the week with a presentation on North Dakota economic conditions for the Minneapolis Fed Regional Economic Conditions Conference.Continue reading The week ahead…
So this is a bit longer, wordy post about an issue I confronted before on the radio and in other discussions. I do not think the term fiscal conservative means what people think it means.
Back to forecasting and blogging and the forecast numbers are coming in low and highly volatile.
The fact is it is only those that survived to this point that can even have the debate about the costs to the economy. That should be remembered.
I am teaching forecasting this semester and trying to show the students that forecasting is also a thought process and a state mind. So I thought some predictions about sectors impacted by the State of the Union speech would be a good exercise. I pick three sectors likely to be impacted: agriculture, energy, and construction. Why these three?Continue reading Predicting the State of the Union Impacts