An Economics Newsletter for the New Millennium

Prepared by New Economic Paradigm Associates

- Donald Byrne, Ph.D.

- Edward Derbin, MA, MBA



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2013 Volume Issue 8
May 20, 2013


Clawing back to 2007 Employmwent Levels: 18 million jobs by the end of 2017

In April 2013, we saw the best month Employment Report from the Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics in quite a while.

2013 Volume Issue 7
May 15, 2013

Income Distribution versus Redistribution: why not get it right the first time through?



2013 Volume Issue 6
Apr 25, 2013

U.S. Competitive Rebound? U.S. Emerging Nation?

Is the U.S. the ‘new emerging nation’ as some analysts are saying?  If so, why so?



2013 Volume Issue 5
April 9, 2013


Let’s take a walk…watch out for the Gaps: Jobs; Growth; and Fiscal

Follow-up on Labor Shortfall Growth Gap





2013 Volume Issue 4
April 5, 2013

Disastrous Jobs Report for March (March madness)

We've posted a very brief, but important update on the Employment Report for March in order to get it out in a timely manner.  

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Archived Newsletters 


(Volume 2009: Issue 1) January 2, 2009)

(The Financial Fiasco of Two-Thousand Eight (FFTTE))


(Volume 2008: Issue 2) May 13, 2008)

(Oil & Autos: Cartelistic v. Competitive Free Market Capitalism)


(Volume 2008: Issue 1) March 21, 2008)

(The Credit Crisis: Too Big to Fail---too small to matter)


(Volume 2007: Issue 2) August 27, 2007)

(Excessive Subprime Lending; or Misguided Monetary Policy – A Reasoned Critique)


(Volume 2007: Issue 1) February 21, 2007)



(Volume 2006: Issue 2) November 18, 2006)

(The Income Distribution: Where’s the Cash?)

(Volume 2006: Issue 1) January 6, 2006)

(The Killing Fields: Weak links in an otherwise strong economy)


(Volume 2005: Issue 3) August 3, 2005)

(Social Security: Is there a Crisis?)


(Volume 2005: Issue 2) May 31, 2005)

(The Energy Challenge: U.S. Oil Industry (Merger-Mania) and the FED Conundrum Continues)

(Volume 2005: Issue 1) April 29, 2005

(Volume 2004: Issue 3) November 19, 2004

(We’re back…Revisiting previous issues and then on to ENERGY)


(Volume 2004: Issue 2) March 29, 2004

(On Unemployment and Debt…not as dreary as first thought or continues to be reported)

(Volume 2004: Issue 1) February 16, 2004

(Economic schools of thought…of long dead economists and other items of interest)

(Volume 2003: Issue 5) December 31, 2003

(The Federal Reserve System: Sausage making and its relation to monetary policy)


(Volume 2003: Issue 4) November 22, 2003

(National Debt and Federal Deficits…leveraging current assets for tomorrow’s growth)


(Volume 2003: Issue 3) October 10, 2003

(Trade Deficits – How dirty is your float?)


(Volume 2003: Issue 2) August 31, 2003     

(Deflation --- not necessarily a bad thing…restructuring)


(Volume 2003: Issue 1) August 6, 2003 

(What Recession?  Welcome to the World of the New Economic Paradigm)


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*Favorite Links 



  US Department of Commerce

Bureau of Economic Analysis (National Income and Product Accounts) 


US Census Bureau (Poverty Income Data)  

  US Department of Labor

Bureau of Labor Statistics (Unemployment Statistics and Price Indices)


US Department of Transportation

US Federal Highway Administration

US Department of Energy

The Energy Information Administration: U.S. Department of Energy

US Department of Treasury

The United States Debt Outstanding (U.S. Treasury)

Internal Revenue Service (Tax Statistics)

Current Monthly Treasury Statement

Yield Curve Data

US Federal Reserve Board of Governors

New York Federal Reserve Bank

 US Department of the Interior   

Minerals Management Service

Other good sites…

CIA: The World FactBook 

Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)

The Conference Board – Leading Economic Indicators

International Monetary Fund

The World Bank

*Contact Information – Feedback & Questions


To reach us, please write to either of the following e-mail addresses:


Donald R. Byrne, Ph. D.

Professor of Economics

University of Detroit Mercy

Edward T. Derbin, MA, MBA

University of Detroit Mercy


*Upcoming Articles (in no particular order)


§       More on Fossil Fuels and Other Energy (Monopoly Power)

§       Healthcare

§  Gold: The Barbarous Relic

§  Fair Trade/Free Trade

§  Investing

§  Robber Barons/Profit Satisficing/Profit Maximization

§  Pharmaceuticals

§  Auto Industry – CAFE Standards

§  Competition: The Beauty of the Free Market System

§  Inflation

§  Equity / Efficiency

§  Externalities – Political Discernment




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