BLS US Employment by Industry

https://public.tableau.com/profile/eric.a.stalee#!/vizhome/BLSUSEmploymentbyIndustry/Dashboard1 Raw data gathered with a bit of python code to collect various .xlsx files on each industry, then including only the most granular data-sets possible (i.e. removing broader categorizations). Compiled the various excel files with Power Query and made an index of employees in each industry to better compare growth across different industries. Would …

10 Excel Tips

Had a sick day…now unable to sleep after sleeping too much.  At least I don’t feel too sick anymore.  So I decided to try and get rid of some of my 38 open tabs in Chrome on my laptop (my phone has 100+, so that will take a while).  While cleaning up I came across …

Ring Around the Debt

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-future-idUSKBN18Q23I One idea in the paper that did not involve any mutualization of debt was for a private bank to buy a portfolio of euro zone government bonds and issue its own bond backed by that portfolio. Such a Sovereign Bond Backed Security (SBBS) could have senior and junior tranches and provide a higher level …

Doomed?

“I have, therefore, chosen this time and place to discuss a topic on which ignorance too often abounds and the truth too rarely perceived.  And that is the most important topic on earth: peace.   Today the expenditure of billions of dollars every year on weapons acquired for the purpose of making sure we never …

The goal of ‘Islamic’ terrorism and the danger in failing to understand it.

I think many people have the idea that violence committed by extremists of Islam (i.e., less than 1/10th of 1% of the population from that religion) is done because of one of the following reasons: It’s what Muslims have always done!  (but never Christians or Buddhists…naturally) They are evil. (oh my god talk about oversimplification) They hate us …