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January 21, 2013

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steve

So by your logic anyone who doesnt say "ceteris paribus." is therfore a pop economist???

Perhaps too many poppies for you?

Brett @ wstreetstocks

Great analysis! Very few people are aware of this important economic concept.

lou

Good food for thought today Jeff, Thanks for posting.

Proteus

The Fed might go broke! Ha, that's a good one. The ECB hasn't gone broke. The Swiss National Bank hasn't gone broke. Even the Japan Central Bank hasn't gone broke, at least not yet :)

On a more serious note, ARE profit margins mean reverting? I mean, is the process known to be mean reverting - stationary, unit roots and all those other dangerous economic terms, or do people just look at a few years of data and proclaim it's mean reverting? For heaven's sake, we're not really even sure GDP is mean reverting, right?

Writing to hit a specific audience (American, today) is not trivial. I've never read him, but Grant has a tough job. Ever read any good fiction from, say, the 20's to the 40's? Almost unreadable. Even Ian Fleming is difficult.

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