Happy Thanksgiving! Here are some articles I have lined up to read over the long weekend. Not all are recent; I’m trying to clear out the reading list.
1. The tech worker shortage doesn’t really exist. Bloomberg Businessweek
2. State unemployment map goes monochrome for October 2014. The Economic Populist. [Not actually monochrome, but close: no state observes an unemployment rate greater than 7.9% (US average is 5.9%), although underemployment is a separate problem. Also contains maps for employment-population ratio by state!]
5. Oil at $75 means patches of Texas Shale turn unprofitable. Bloomberg [Good run-down of the economic-geography of fracking profitability]
7. Boomers, millennials and interest rates: a muni investor’s perspective. BlackRock blog
8. For middle-skill occupations, where have all the workers gone? Federal Reserve of Atlanta
9. Over at Project Syndicate: economic growth and the Information Age: Daily Focus. Washington Center for Equitable Growth
10. Jeff Henry, Verruckt, and the Men Who Built the Great American Water Park. Grantland.com [Schlitterbahn!]
On the book front, I’ve reading The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York by Robert Caro. I’ve been meaning to read it for a while and then found it at the bookstore, so here I go!