NJ Income Jumps to #3 Nationwide

From the Star Ledger:

N.J. shoots up the state income rankings, reverses depressing trend

New Jersey households made $76,126 last year, a 4 percent growth over 2015, according to recently released Census data.

The growth shot New Jersey from the fifth-ranked state in the nation to third, behind only Maryland and Alaska. The state far outperformed the national median of $57,617.

Its income growth between 2015 and 2016 was sixth in the nation, which marked a drastic shift. New Jersey was dead last in income growth between 2014 and 2015.

The increase in median income last year was “nothing to sneeze at,” said Jon Whiten, vice president of think tank New Jersey Policy Perspective.

“But we’re not out of the woods — it’s still lower than it was in the pre-recession peak,” he said.

The average household income in 2008, adjusted for inflation, was $78,992.

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145 Responses to NJ Income Jumps to #3 Nationwide

  1. grim says:

    Boom! Crazy new middle of the day post!

  2. Libturd sporting Tiger Wood says:

    On the number of Starbucks. AC has you beat. There’s one in nearly every hotel now. Jersey City has a bunch too for the same reason.

    I saw a dude jogging without his shirt off in Bloomfield yesterday, with the man bun and full groomed beard. Interestingly enough, my barber (Joe the racist) goes to Italy for two months every Summer so I seek clippers elsewhere every August. There are now four barbers in a two block section of Broad Street downtown. The girl who cut my hair was all tatted and pierced (probably into k1nk) but a great conversationalist. Her place was brand new and I asked her if she felt the barber explosion was sustainable. She said that men don’t go to stylists anymore. I said, it will switch back eventually and lamented how dumb man buns were. She actually agreed with me. She said a lot of stylists are done. She gave me a great haircut and shave too. So is Bloomfield the next Harrison?

  3. Libturd sporting Tiger Wood says:

    ExPat…I forgot the days of numbered checks.

  4. grim says:

    I saw a dude jogging without his shirt off in Bloomfield yesterday, with the man bun and full groomed beard.

    This is apparently a thing, they wear full length spandex pants too. What is this?

  5. Libturd sporting Tiger Wood says:

    Should I register joggingt0pless.com?

  6. grim says:

    Only if you think your new barber would, and I don’t mean joe the wop.

  7. grim says:

    Clearly this is crashing and burning.

  8. Libturd sporting Tiger Wood says:

    rapidly!

  9. 3b says:

    Like grim said two new posts in one day! Long time ! A renaissance for the blog perhaps!!

  10. grim says:

    It’s brunch time in America.

  11. 3b says:

    Hipsters were said to be dead. But I don’t think so. I am seeing less man buns though! Thankfully!!

  12. JJ fanboy says:

    Saw a guy with the double man bun going. Like a Princess Leia wannabe. My kids couldn’t stop giggle no. Plus groomed facial hair of course.

    Another hipster trend in my area is hipsters are dating obese women now. They used to only date waifs.

  13. grim says:

    How do obese hipsters fit in their tiny houses?

  14. 3b says:

    Less of the grizzly Adams beards though. My daughter tells me the new trend is scruff!! I have not shaved all week as I didn’t feel like it! So I at least for this week have become a hipster!!

  15. Libturd sporting Tiger Wood says:

    “How do obese hipsters fit in their tiny houses?”

    You date them when they can still fit in the door. Then you eat them once they are trapped inside due to the ingestion of too many cold brewed coffees and food truck Korean tacos.

  16. JJ fanboy says:

    Heat in the winter. Shade in the summer. Very green

  17. Grim says:

    Time for a naval blockade of North Korea.

  18. Grim says:

    News: NK launched a ballistic missile over Japan.

    CNN: NK fired a projectile to the east.

    Holy f@ck

  19. The Great Pumpkin says:

    Let’s have some fun. Start with this.

    The Great Pumpkin says:
    January 4, 2016 at 11:11 am
    Yes. Point is, economists are now bringing up the factors I was calling back in 2012. My prediction for wage inflation in 2017/18 is getting stronger by the day. It’s now becoming clear that it is not an “if” we will get wage inflation, but a “when”.

    joyce says:
    January 4, 2016 at 10:47 am
    Do you know what the difference is between something happening and a prediction?

    http://njrereport.com/index.php/2016/01/04/rising-incomes-will-have-an-outsized-impact-on-nj/

  20. The Great Pumpkin says:

    What’s up, buddy? Who’s the idiot? Defies logic, huh? Like tearing me up to boost your self esteem? Can you step up, be a man, and admit pumps has made some sick calls? Nah, you can’t, that would mean you are wrong and a know it all could never admit that.

    Anon E. Møøse, Who never bit anyone’s sister says:
    January 4, 2016 at 12:15 pm
    Pumpkin-head’s Brain Surgeon:

    20 year-olds aren’t working (euphemistically, “retiring” — its not exactly like they’re taking in the early bird specials in Boca…) because they are better off short and long term ‘working for the state’.

    How you foresee any remarkable wage inflation given there is a some vast pool of untapped labor sitting idle defies logic.

  21. The Great Pumpkin says:

    Michael says:
    January 2, 2014 at 10:32 am
    11- Thank you Charlie. Feel like I’m talking to the wall with some of the people on this board. Calling me names and putting me down just because I don’t agree with their opinion. I’m sorry, the towns Eddie is looking in are for the wealthy. No idea, why he doesn’t realize this. If you want cheap real estate in nj, they are there. He just doesn’t want to live there. You can find houses in many towns for 200,000. You can find houses 5 miles outside of Franklin Lakes for 30,000 in Paterson.

    Problem is that you want the value and prices of a honda but are looking for cars at Porsche dealerships. Why am I the idiot for stating that the 700,000 piece of crap in a haughty town is not overpriced. You are just looking at the wrong location for your budget. Call me an idiot but this is the truth.

  22. The Great Pumpkin says:

    Michael says:
    December 27, 2013 at 7:48 pm
    13,16- You can think I’m a fool for saying to maximize debt right now but the only fool right now is the saver. If you are saving right now, and I don’t mean to be blunt, but you are an idiot. Saving in a low interest environment is just plain dumb. You only start saving when the interest rates dictate so.

    Every single person that was able to get a loan last year at 3.5 to 4% for a 30 year loan and didn’t is a…. LOSER. You lost. You missed out on your chance to totally take advantage of the crappy economic conditions that led to insanely low interest rates.

    Bring on inflation, eat away at my outrageously cheap loan. It’s like the best of both worlds. Borrowing the money for practically free at 3.5% (when you account for inflation) with inflation indicators heating up. Doesn’t get any better than this.

    Chi finance- You assume I don’t have the ability to foresee risk with real estate. I think you are dead wrong. This is what I see. Risk all depends on where you are buying. I’m sorry, the NYC metropolitan real estate hot spots are never going to go down and stay down. Long term the area we live in is real estate gold. I consider real estate within an hour of a coast and in a metropolitan area to be good to go. I’m not saying buy in a ghetto but good areas that fit the criteria just mentioned. So basically anywhere on the coast, located near a large city. Places like sf, entire southern coast of ca, Miami, dc area, north jersey, suburbs in ny state surrounding NYC, southern conn, boston area, Seattle area, and parts of Texas. These places pretty much carry no risk as long as you buy in a good location in these areas. Buying real estate in places like Kansas and Ohio is for fools. Middle America is dying. It’s all about the coasts.

    Remember, a little over a 100 years ago they were giving away land for free in mid-America while at the same time places near the coast were not. That same land in mid-America today is pretty much at the same price point….worthless. While at the same time, these coastal hotspots have become unaffordable to the majority of the population. So yes there is major risk in real estate but if you buy in good areas, chances are you are not placing a risky bet. If you want to gamble on real estate in our area, the only gamble is ghetto areas. You buy cheap in the hopes the city will turn it around and make a comeback (like Hoboken and parts of jersey city). That’s the way I see it. Maybe I’m missing something, please do inform me.

  23. The Great Pumpkin says:

    Michael says:
    December 27, 2013 at 8:37 pm
    22- left out Philly area…..I’m 50/50 on chi area. Not sure what to think of it long term. Also, Denver area might qualify as only area not near a coast worth buying with the yuppie effect in the supply and demand equation.

    I’m passionate when it comes to these topics. I don’t know it all and don’t claim to know it all. Sometimes my passion and writing style come off this way, but it’s far from the truth. I just like to take a position and defend it to no end….lol Also, I’m a moderate. Just because I don’t agree with everything on the right, doesn’t make me a full blown liberal.

  24. The Great Pumpkin says:

    Look at the locations recommended back in 2013…. all gold if you took my advice. Keep calling me an idiot, but let the record speak for itself.

  25. The Great Pumpkin says:

    Michael says:
    December 26, 2013 at 9:58 am
    32- Keep waiting for a 10% price drop. You just don’t get it, housing is never going to be this low again…ever. Why….inflation. It’s like a guy in the 80’s waiting for those 60,000 dollar houses he remembers from his days in the 60’s. Not happening ever!!! Unless, they restart the monetary system.

    We had a correction in housing prices already. Prices were going down or stayed at the same price for 4 to 5 years. That’s a long time for no gains for a hard asset that is an inflation hedge. Get in now or complain about prices being at the minimum 50% higher in 10 years.

  26. The Great Pumpkin says:

    Your hero. Great calls!

    Spine Snapper says:
    December 30, 2013 at 7:53 am
    First, there will be a general deflation. Then, it will all go up in smoke in a supernova of hyperinflation. Then, the civil war will start.

    Smoke ’em if you got ’em.

  27. The Great Pumpkin says:

    Michael says:
    December 30, 2013 at 11:30 am
    30- Eddie, you seriously are out of touch with reality. Please tell me who isn’t going to be screwed if they lose their job. That’s what you are saying with your two pay checks away from oblivion mentality. It’s not rocket science. No income = screwed.

    If everyone saved two or three years worth of mortgage payments our economy would crash. We don’t live in the 1950’s. It’s 2013 and this is how the economy works. If you lose your job and can’t afford your house, you sell or foreclose on it. Another person comes and takes advantage of your situation. If the prices didn’t crash in the last 5 years in Bergen county, they are not crashing anytime soon with all economic data starting to point upwards. Snap back into reality my friend.

  28. The Great Pumpkin says:

    Michael says:
    December 30, 2013 at 11:44 am
    Eddie, honestly how much lower do you want houses to go. Houses usually go up every year as long as there is inflation. When you have houses go down for 5 years, you have to also account for how much they should have been going up in the equation. What I am getting at and you fail to understand, is that houses really are at a great price right now in haughty nj towns. They have had their huge drop. In 2004 , try to find a house in wood cliff lake or some other haughty north jersey town at 600 or 700 thousand. Ridgewood was selling cap cods for 600,000 back in the bubble. Now you can get houses on the upper side of Ridgewood for 800,000!!! That’s not a deal for you? This house would have been going for 1.4 in 2005. I don’t know why you think it’s going to go lower. Right now in my area of wayne, you can get houses (viscaya/pines lake) for 800,000 that were going for 1.3-1.4 million. Come on Eddie, another 50% drop and ghetto people will be able to move up to nice neighborhoods.

  29. The Great Pumpkin says:

    Admit you were wrong!

    Fast Eddie says:
    December 30, 2013 at 11:55 am
    Michael,

    Flat salaries for 13 years and personally, my property taxes are up 67% over the last 10 years which is DOUBLE the rate of longterm inflation. I’ll use my tax increase as a baseline. Houses went up 87% in our area and dropped approximately 20% from peak. Theoretically, we have another 5% to 7% drop to go but remember, property taxes are going nowhere but up. All this on two incomes. We will drop another 10% to 12% in price over the next 3 to 5 years. By the way, how deep underwater are you?

  30. The Great Pumpkin says:

    That’s enough for today, will def provide more evidence as to why people should quit it with knocking down pumps and instead embrace the value he brings to this blog.

  31. The Great Pumpkin says:

    The Original NJ ExPat, cusp of doom says:
    December 30, 2013 at 11:30 pm
    I don’t know what’s funnier, Michael’s continued demonstration of his dearth of knowledge in all things financial or the wasted words of the people here who actually think a stone can absorb, process, and store knowledge. I’m thinking Michael might just be a Wayne Valley HS student, definitely not Wayne Hills.

    Michael says:
    December 30, 2013 at 11:51 pm
    135- I’m not the one claiming real estate is 50% overpriced, that millburn is a middle class town, or the end is nigh. Guess I’m an idiot.

  32. The Great Pumpkin says:

    Michael says:
    December 31, 2013 at 12:25 pm
    33- you do understand that wage inflation is coming right? If the people at the lowest part of the job scale are seeing it through the rise of minimum wage, it’s only a matter of time before it affects everyone.

    Fast Eddie says:
    December 31, 2013 at 12:30 pm
    you do understand that wage inflation is coming right?

    LMAO!!! That’s a good one. Tap your heels together 3 times while you say that one.

  33. The Great Pumpkin says:

    What an idiot, right guys? And I was only 33 at the time.

    Michael says:
    December 31, 2013 at 12:31 pm
    35- you are no different than the people calling grim crazy when he said housing was in a bubble. The floor has already been hit in late 2011/early 2012.

  34. The Great Pumpkin says:

    Only reason I was off with inflation calls was due to the deflation that hit energy. Didn’t see it coming.

  35. The Great Pumpkin says:

    That deflation that hit the energy sector is also why this next boom will be bigger than ever before….pure rocket fuel for the economy.

  36. Blue Ribbon Teacher says:

    Wage inflation? Most teachers take home pay has been flat since 2009. Your only hope for wage growth is a rescinding of all trade agreements.

  37. The Great Pumpkin says:

    Think of that killer combo for economic expansion….low energy costs and advancing automation. This thing is going to blow!!!

  38. The Great Pumpkin says:

    With maybe tax cuts? I can’t see how this isn’t going to be the biggest economic boom ever.

  39. The Great Pumpkin says:

    Give it 5 years. When they can’t find anyone willing to teach for that pathetic salary, they will have no choice but to raise the bar.

    Blue Ribbon Teacher says:
    September 14, 2017 at 10:00 pm
    Wage inflation? Most teachers take home pay has been flat since 2009. Your only hope for wage growth is a rescinding of all trade agreements.

  40. The Great Pumpkin says:

    I used to hear about so many people going to school to become teachers. Now, nothing. I currently do not know one individual going to school to become a teacher. Might be first time in my life, maybe I’m just getting old.

  41. JJ fanboy says:

    Pumps,

    Do you talk to yourself in your car too?

  42. Blue Ribbon Teacher says:

    Not true. English and social studies attracts hundreds of applicants per opening. At physics and chemistry…we are already there.

  43. The Original NJ ExPat says:

    Pumps = cunt

  44. The Original NJ ExPat says:

    Pumps posts = the only thing that accumulates faster than spent Pampers and fast food wrappers on his front lawn.

  45. New Westerner says:

    Teaching is only good if you 1. Live somewhere cheap. 2. Only need a second income.

  46. 3b says:

    Of course the article says we are not out of the woods yet as we not back to pre recession levels. But that’s only 10 years ago!! I saw something on the BLS that stated average incomes for 22 to 24 year olds is 32,000. Of course its only an average but it gives some indication of where we are. The fact remains the economy is weak if it were strong rates would be rising and they are not. No additional increases this year the excuse being the Hurricanes.

  47. JJ fanboy says:

    Hurricane Jose is coming.

  48. 3b says:

    New westerner All these young millenials are going to need a second income today. My generation of parents was the last where many of the moms stayed home and it was not that long ago. Even if one was able to do it. It’s not worth the risk today of taking 5 years or so off and relying on just one income and trying to restart a career.

  49. The Great Pumpkin says:

    They have been raising rates….problem is, inflation is still being held in check by ultra low energy and food costs. So they really can’t raise them much when inflation is hovering at the 2% level or less.

    “The fact remains the economy is weak if it were strong rates would be rising and they are not. “

  50. The Great Pumpkin says:

    Yes, the standard of living is going down for a good portion of the population. For professionals, they are killing it. Some of these 20 something professionals started at 50,000 and four years later making 150,000 to 200,000 grand. These people are killing it. It’s your middle america trump voters with no skills or education that are getting killed and bringing down the wage avgs in the data.

    3b says:
    September 15, 2017 at 7:47 am
    New westerner All these young millenials are going to need a second income today. My generation of parents was the last where many of the moms stayed home and it was not that long ago. Even if one was able to do it. It’s not worth the risk today of taking 5 years or so off and relying on just one income and trying to restart a career.

  51. Grab them by the puzzy says:

    @PoliticoLive

    Asked on controversy over requesting a government plane for his honeymoon, @stevenmnuchin1 says it was “national security” issue

  52. Libturd sporting Tiger Wood says:

    holy pumpkin sh1tshow! Get a life brother.

  53. Libturd sporting Tiger Wood says:

    Moana,

    Trumps still presidenting? How could that be? I thought he colluded with Putin? Still got that pacifier in your mouth? Say goodbye to Menendez when you have a moment.

  54. Grab them by the puzzy says:

    because you ignore real issues. instead, you daydream about naked men running in Bloomfield

    Libturd sporting Tiger Wood says:
    September 15, 2017 at 8:18 am

    Trumps still presidenting? How could that be?

  55. Libturd sporting Tiger Wood says:

    Woe ho ho? Such a clever retort. A homophobic remark from a righteous elitist. Well an elitist loser, if one can be both.

  56. 3b says:

    And speaking of righteous. Some very self identified liberals in my town are very upset about the new batch of rental housing being built in town. Irony? No. Typical.

  57. The Original NJ ExPat says:

    Pumps – You are truly uneducated in all things economic, especially the basics of economic cause and effect. A price change in one or more classes of items has zero effect on inflation, it never does. If health care costs or college tuition doubles in price, that has no effect on inflation. If food and energy go down in price, that has no effect on inflation. Prices of individual items have no effect on inflation, but…inflation has effects on all prices. Inflation can affect the price of all items (but sometimes have to). The price of a single class of goods or services never affects inflation. That tail never wags the dog. Ever. (Though your lack of education may make you believe otherwise, just as it leads you in the wrong direction seemingly daily)

    Don’t even try to argue this point unless you have a thorough understanding of the aggregate of all values, money velocity, and liquidity preference or I’ll be forced to make you look so stupid in the field of economics that even your RE purchases will seem somewhat smart by comparison.

    They have been raising rates….problem is, inflation is still being held in check by ultra low energy and food costs.

  58. The Original NJ ExPat says:

    should have been (but sometimes doesn’t have to)

  59. Fast Eddie says:

    because you ignore real issues

    Like which bathroom to use?

    LMAO!!!

  60. Libturd sporting Tiger Wood says:

    Interesting. When an article implicates a DEM in WAPO over three days ago, there’s ONE comment.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/menendez-trial-resumes-with-testimony-of-former-staffer/2017/09/12/a1db467c-97c6-11e7-af6a-6555caaeb8dc_story.html?utm_term=.a0abcbf73b8b#comments

    Two hours after an article on Trump and Daca this morning and there are already, 55 anti-Trump comments. #ForeverUnhinged

  61. Libturd sporting Tiger Wood says:

    Moana,

    229 days in so far, JUST 1,231 TO GO!

    In other news, Hillary raised $30,000 for her book publisher in exactly two hours at the Watchung Bookstore. At $30 a pop, 999 ignorant women (and one Moana) got to spend 7.2 seconds each with the perennial loser.

    #ForeverUnhinged

  62. Libturd sporting Tiger Wood says:

    Enjoyable thread on book signing on the Watercooler.

    Sold out already.

    Got my tix. Never happens.

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  63. Libturd sporting Tiger Wood says:

    Sorry for the length and formatting of that, but it’s spot on, IMO.

  64. JJ fanboy says:

    Libturd,

    Ugh. Amazing how similar progressives and right wingers are, not in policy but in their attitudes to those who don’t walk the exact same line they are.

  65. The Great Pumpkin says:

    Expat, I was simply referring to how they measure inflation. I don’t agree with how they measure inflation, but it is what it is. They claim inflation has not been happening, based on the cpi, but everyone with an ounce of logic knows inflation has hit aspects of the economy that are not measured by the govts inflation measure.

    Measuring inflation is complicated. During the 70’s the price of oil had a direct impact on inflation, no one can deny this, but in the 90’s the doubling of oil didn’t impact inflation much. Why? It’s complicated to measure all pricing.

    So you are going to sit here and tell me that the green industry’s impact on the energy sector has no impact on inflation? If there were no alternative choices in energy, how much oil would they need? Price would be flying, and those assets and stocks that have been artificially enhanced would be shot down.

    So please explain to me how ultra low energy costs have not kept inflation in check based on how the fed measures inflation.

  66. Libturd sporting Tiger Wood says:

    Exactly JJFB. And when good advice is given, the inability of the partys’ faithful to listen is incredulous. Kind of explains how an independent like Trump got in in the first place. On the bright side, though Trump has for the most part, been ineffective at almost anything besides rolling back what Obama did in his last year. The door is now wide open for an independent to sashay through it. This alone, may make sitting through three more years of Trump’s ineffectiveness worth waiting for. I still say, it’s a shame Trump is so hung up on fulfilling his campaign promises, which were really not why a LOT of centrist and moderate voters chose him over her. The immigration stuff got him the hick vote, but without the Hillary hate, he’s not our president. Many Dems just couldn’t stand what HER represented and were willing to take the risk with Trump. That was really my position, though I didn’t end up voting due to circumstances beyond my control. I would have voted for None-of-the-above again anyway. Let’s hope for a real centrist in 2020 (wow is that so far away)!

  67. JJ fanboy says:

    I can’t imagine paying $100 or more to meet any celebrity or politician for 7 seconds. I can’t imagine even paying an overdue fine at a library let alone shelling out $30 for their book.

    I took my youngest kid to b@ss pro shop Last weekend. Bought her a light spinning combo for $45 and a bagful of panfish lures for about $50. She already has a medium setup and a baitcaster and can outfish most adults. She wanted a light setup to go for trout and fishing for sunfish and small large mouth in small ponds. For her spending time outdoors fishing is probably a much bigger confidence builder and life changing experience than meeting a former politician for a few seconds.

    If you want your daughters to be empowered teach them how to do minor house maintenance and repairs, spend time with them, and encourage them to go into STEM or whatever traditional male dominated field appeals to them. Don’t blow hundreds of dollars to meet a celebrity

  68. The Original NJ ExPat says:

    OMG, that was funny! Thanks Lib!

    Sorry for the length and formatting of that, but it’s spot on, IMO.

  69. The Original NJ ExPat says:

    Absolutely wrong. I was an adult in the late ’70’s and I saw it, lived it, and went on to study it. You obviously did none of these. If you understand what inflation is than you understand that the price of anything has no effect whatsoever on inflation, it only works the other way around.

    You are too stupid for me to educate on this subject, so I’ll just ask you a question based on your faulty beliefs.

    Premise: The Fed wants to get to 2% inflation, but has been unsuccessful.
    Your belief: Low food and and energy costs keep “inflation in check”.

    Why doesn’t the government just raise the price of food and energy through taxes to reach their inflation goal?

    Advanced reading (which I’m sure you’ll ignore, because you are already typing):

    The answer is because it could never work as inflation is the devaluation of money across the aggregate of all values (all things for sale), such that everything goes up in value assuming there is not an increase/decrease in 1. liquidity preference, 2. money velocity, 3. aggregate of all values. You cannot discuss inflation unless you understand what 1,2, & 3 are. You would be as dopey as I was when I was 7 years old and I thought my parents could just write a check if they ran out of money.

    If only 3 things were available for sale, food, energy, and pr0stitutes the change in price of any of them has absolutely no effect on inflation. If any one of the items go down or up in price it just leaves more or less money to be spent on the other items, no effect on inflation whatsoever.

    During the 70’s the price of oil had a direct impact on inflation, no one can deny this, but in the 90’s the doubling of oil didn’t impact inflation much.

  70. leftwing says:

    Pumps, for your own well being please take a moment of introspection to try to discover what is lacking inside you that you have a constant need for affirmation. Whether by posting year old posts for an hour and a quarter on a blog, the incessant need to be ‘right’, your all encompassing obsession with your status relative to others……Seriously, you had nothing better to do for a couple hours on a beautiful Thurs night than the above?

    Or, at the very least, stop gobbing up my blog with your crap and insecurities.

  71. The Original NJ ExPat says:

    ^^^^^ should be: such that everything goes up in value price

  72. Phoenix says:

    grim, please unmod my earlier post.

  73. The Original NJ ExPat says:

    Pumps – Once again you show how far out of touch you are. “green energy” is a mirage at this point in time. Cheaper domestic oil from shale/fracking is what suppresses the current price of oil (also OPEC cutbacks).

    Also, OPEC made a Trillion dollar miscalculation by trying to put the frackers out of business by opening up the spigots several years ago; they only made frackers more efficient in the long run.

    If OPEC had their way, crude oil would be sine wave that oscillates between $60 and $80 per barrel (AND banish the frackers from the earth). The reason OPEC would prefer a constant oscillation between $60 and $80 is because it would make it wholly unpredictable whether green energy or conventional oil drilling is profitable. A constant $70 would remove this unpredictability from the market that OPEC has always relied. Off-shore drilling needs close to $80 oil to be profitable for example.

    What OPEC does NOT want is a $100+ oil, because that spurs innovation and alternate energy development. They don’t want $40 oil for obvious reasons, they wouldn’t be able to sustain their sovereign budgets. Just a nice unpredictable $60-$80 would make them happy, except that frackers become extremely profitable in that range, so now they are pretty much find themselves between a rock and a pretty hard Saudi Aramco IPO>

    So you are going to sit here and tell me that the green industry’s impact on the energy sector has no impact on inflation? If there were no alternative choices in energy, how much oil would they need? Price would be flying, and those assets and stocks that have been artificially enhanced would be shot down.

  74. The Original NJ ExPat says:

    should be: (also cheating on OPEC cutbacks)

  75. The Original NJ ExPat says:

    Pumps – since you are already so stressed out at work, why don’t you just this on in the background to make yourself feel better instead of getting fired for digging yourself an ever deepening hole here:

    You are the Coolest Person I Know dance video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KatoqA6EVK4

  76. New Westerner says:

    I didn’t think our old life in NJ was sustainable.

  77. The Great Pumpkin says:

    The govt doesn’t want to pay out huge social security costs, so they artificially hold down the inflation % by using a bs index for measurement.

    “Why doesn’t the government just raise the price of food and energy through taxes to reach their inflation goal?”

  78. The Great Pumpkin says:

    “The price of oil and inflation are often seen as being connected in a cause and effect relationship. As oil prices move up or down, inflation follows in the same direction. The reason why this happens is that oil is a major input in the economy – it is used in critical activities such as fueling transportation and heating homes – and if input costs rise, so should the cost of end products. For example, if the price of oil rises, then it will cost more to make plastic, and a plastics company will then pass on some or all of this cost to the consumer, which raises prices and thus inflation.

    The direct relationship between oil and inflation was evident in the 1970s, when the cost of oil rose from a nominal price of $3 before the 1973 oil crisis to around $40 during the 1979 oil crisis. This helped cause the consumer price index (CPI), a key measure of inflation, to more than double from 41.20 in early 1972 to 86.30 by the end of 1980. Let’s put this into perspective: while it had previously taken 24 years (1947-1971) for the CPI to double, during the 1970s it took about eight years.

    However, this relationship between oil and inflation started to deteriorate after the 1980s. During the 1990’s Gulf War oil crisis, crude prices doubled in six months from around $20 to around $40, but CPI remained relatively stable, growing from 134.6 in January 1991 to 137.9 in December 1991. This detachment in the relationship was even more apparent during the oil price run-up from 1999 to 2005, in which the annual average nominal price of oil rose from $16.56 to $50.04. During this same period, the CPI rose from 164.30 in January 1999 to 196.80 in December 2005. Judging by this data, it appears that the strong correlation between oil prices and inflation that was seen in the 1970s has weakened significantly.”

    Read more: What is the relationship between oil prices and inflation? http://www.investopedia.com/ask/answers/06/oilpricesinflation.asp#ixzz4slO1oDpO
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  79. Phoenix says:

    Pathetic salary?,
    Take a look on Data Universe for the salaries of some of the teachers, administrators, school nurses, etc.

    What you will find is a great disparity between individual salaries. If you work in the right district there is lots of bank to be made.

  80. Juice Box says:

    Saved by the robots!!

    No worries about another bubble as we speak the Federal Reserve is now using AI to plan the future. They will be talking about it in detail at their Philly conference at the end of the month.

    https://www.philadelphiafed.org/-/media/consumer-finance-institute/events/2017/fintech/agenda.pdf

    applying textual analysis to bank communications will prevent the next crash so no worries.

    https://www.philadelphiafed.org/-/media/consumer-finance-institute/events/2017/fintech/agenda.pdf

  81. The Great Pumpkin says:

    “Middle-class wage stagnation is the biggest economic fact driving American politics. Over the past many years, so the common argument goes, capitalism has developed structural flaws. Economic gains are not being shared fairly with the middle class. Wages have become decoupled from productivity. Even when the economy grows, everything goes to the rich.

    This account of reality, which I’ve certainly repeated, explains why the Democratic Party has moved from the Bill Clinton neoliberal center to the Bernie Sanders left. It explains why the Republicans have moved from the pro-market Mitt Romney right to the populist Donald Trump right.

    On both left and right, movements have arisen to fix capitalism’s supposed structural flaws, either by radically interfering in the marketplace (Bernie) or by clamping down on global competition (Trump).

    But what if there are no structural flaws? What if the market is working more or less as it’s supposed to?

    That’s certainly the evidence from the last two years. Over this time, the benefits of economic growth have been shared more widely.

    In 2015, median household incomes rose by 5.2 percent. That was the fastest surge in percentage terms since the Census Bureau began keeping records in the 1960s. Women living alone saw their incomes rise by 8.7 percent. Median incomes for Hispanics rose by 6.1 percent. Immigrants’ incomes, excluding naturalized citizens, jumped by over 10 percent.

    The news was especially good for the poor. The share of overall income that went to the poorest fifth increased by 3 percent, while the share that went to the affluent groups did not change. In that year, the poverty rate fell by 1.2 percentage points, the steepest decline since 1999.

    The numbers for 2016 have just been released by the Census Bureau, and the trends are pretty much the same. Median household income rose another 3.2 percent, after inflation, to its highest level ever. The poverty rate fell some more. The share of national income going to labor is now rising, while the share going to capital is falling.”

    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/15/opinion/the-economy-isnt-broken.html?mcubz=1

  82. Libturd sporting Tiger Wood says:

    Welcome to the crumbs.

  83. Iamrooftog (formerly hoodafa) says:

    Apropos the discussion here over the past few days….

    The Suburb of the Future, Almost Here

    Millennials want a different kind of suburban development that is smart, efficient and sustainable.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/15/sunday-review/future-suburb-millennials.html?mcubz=3

  84. 3b says:

    Left wing apparently your advice is going unheeded.

  85. Libturd sporting Tiger Wood says:

    At least the transit company didn’t claim the cause of the accident as sleep apnea.

  86. 3b says:

    That new suburb ain’t happening in north jersey,?you would pretty much have to tear down the existing ones and start over.

  87. 3b says:

    Lib I have to say it was well written in that it went into a lot of detail. Very thorough. I like how they listed the names and addresses of people. Don’t see that any more.

  88. Libturd sporting Tiger Wood says:

    I love the writing of yesteryear. Same thing with the dialogue in older films. You can tell that every word used has been carefully considered. Contrasting with the Brooks opinion piece, it’s clearly left tons of necessary information out to sway the reader rather than honestly inform them. Then again, the most read paper in the US is USA Today. “Oh look honey, there’s a colored chart on this page!”

  89. The Great Pumpkin says:

    3b, still think I’m full of it? How long have I stated this on the blog?

    “The suburbanization of America marches on. That movement includes millennials, who, as it turns out, are not a monolithic generation of suburb-hating city dwellers.

    Most of that generation represents a powerful global trend. They may like the city, but they love the suburbs even more.

    They are continuing to migrate to suburbs. According to the latest Census Bureau statistics, 25- to 29-year-olds are about a quarter more likely to move from the city to the suburbs as vice versa; older millennials are more than twice as likely.”

  90. The Original NJ ExPat says:

    Pumps – do you have any knowledge whatsoever of, well, let’s say, something significant that happened regarding Nixon and gold-backing of the US dollar? Of course you don’t, because you are an uneducated douchebag.

    The direct relationship between oil and inflation was evident in the 1970s, when the cost of oil rose from a nominal price of $3 before the 1973 oil crisis to around $40 during the 1979 oil crisis.

  91. The Original NJ ExPat says:

    BTW, Pumps – notice how you can only cut and paste? You have no foundation of knowledge to actually discuss in your own words. Can you define inflation in your own words? Can you define liquidity preference in your own words? Can you define velocity of money in your own words.

    You are a pompous douchebag equipped with nothing but buzzwords and a defective brain.

    Same as it ever was. Same as it ever was. Same as it ever was.

  92. Blue Ribbon Teacher says:

    New Jersey households made $76,126 last year, a 4 percent growth over 2015, according to recently released Census data….The average household income in 2008, adjusted for inflation, was $78,992.

    Wage inflation….any day now.

  93. Blue Ribbon Teacher says:

    Pathetic salary?,
    Take a look on Data Universe for the salaries of some of the teachers, administrators, school nurses, etc.

    What you will find is a great disparity between individual salaries. If you work in the right district there is lots of bank to be made.

    Just about every school admin is paid an obscene amount. As far as teachers go, there aren’t many high paying districts out there outside of Bergen County. And in Bergen, if you want to live their, your disparity is eaten up by the property taxes. Personally, I’m in one of the best districts out there right now and I’ve chosen to live significantly south (1 hr and 15 min drive) to further increase my standard of living.

    That beings aid, incoming teachers….none of them make “bank” and probably ever will. Their unions are too busy adding steps to the guide while their paychecks are wiped away by pension contributions that they’ll never get back and healthcare contributions that they likely don’t even need.

  94. The Original NJ ExPat says:

    Remember how you chose your handle, Pumps? We got tired of trying to teach you and influenced you to choose your handle because you were convinced that inflation would make you money. You are waiting to for wage inflation thinking it will make you rich. Your brain was just as constipated then as now because you have reached your limit of learning and can’t handle even simplistic economic concepts.

    Care to tell us what your three degrees are in? Is one of them in traffic planning? Almost every one else here knows the professional designations and degrees of the rest…except for you. Strange, isn’t it? GED and some community college? Lamaz class and anger management? C’mon, tell us at least one of your alma maters besides Clifton HS. That’s right, you dropped out to work for the post office. Never mind.

  95. The Great Pumpkin says:

    liquidity in the market or asset=takes the form of water……aka flow. Easy to move in and out of, and high volume movement in the market with stability in the pricing.

    velocity……the pace at which money moves from participant to participant in the economy. No velocity=no economy. Low velocity = rise in prices.

    inflation—too much money chasing too few products

    Anything else?

  96. The Original NJ ExPat says:

    I bet you didn’t even make the tennis team, probably why you dropped out and became a “tennis instructor”, or so you say. I’ll have to get my cousins to check their yearbooks.

    We’ll get to the bottom of this.

  97. The Original NJ ExPat says:

    I get Pumps defensiveness and why it has ramped up. His younger brother just bought a nicer house in a better neighborhood for a better price in his same town this Summer. Lower taxes too.

    Poor Pumps.

  98. The Great Pumpkin says:

    There are ways to make money with inflation….it’s called an inflation hedge. You are protecting yourself from devaluing your capital aka making money. 99% of the time, real estate is an inflation hedge. It will go up in value, yes technically, there is no increase in value, but the value comes from keeping up with inflation. So if inflation hits hard, you are telling me that you wouldn’t take a home that went from 100,000 to 200,000? The people who have not protected themselves, meaning no home, just watched as it takes 100,000 more dollars to purchase the same home.

    The Original NJ ExPat says:
    September 15, 2017 at 2:27 pm
    Remember how you chose your handle, Pumps? We got tired of trying to teach you and influenced you to choose your handle because you were convinced that inflation would make you money. You are waiting to for wage inflation thinking it will make you rich. Your brain was just as constipated then as now because you have reached your limit of learning and can’t handle even simplistic economic concepts.

  99. The Original NJ ExPat says:

    I bet your daughter likes playing at your brother’s place. That’s a nice, safe, family neighborhood. Look, on the bright side. He learned from your mistakes.

  100. The Original NJ ExPat says:

    What are your degrees in again? Certainly not economics or finance.

  101. The Original NJ ExPat says:

    At least you knew up front you would be stuck in your highway house for life, which is exactly what you wanted (or at least so says you).

  102. The Great Pumpkin says:

    Professor Expat, what is the purpose of hedging something? To not lose money….not losing money=making money. I know it’s a hard concept to understand, but think deeply.

  103. The Original NJ ExPat says:

    Graduated from STFU, class of none of your business?

    Hahahahahahahahahaha

  104. The Original NJ ExPat says:

    That sounds like the definition of putting cash in a coffee can and burying it the ground and then getting drunk and congratulating yourself, aka Polish hedging.

    Professor Expat, what is the purpose of hedging something? To not lose money….not losing money=making money. I know it’s a hard concept to understand, but think deeply.

  105. 3b says:

    I read the article on the new suburbs. And it sounds great. I like it. A combination of urban/surburban. I then state that this new suburb with drone ports and large common areas pedestrian walkways limited access for cars won’t happen due to the current make physical structure make up configuration of NJ suburbs. Then I am told see 3b I told you the suburbs are not dead!! See hah hah you are wrong!! Jeez! You just cant make this up!!

  106. The Great Pumpkin says:

    Expat, what’s your problem with me? You really have to make a mockery out of hedging? You have to be just messing with me.

  107. No One says:

    Full disclosure:
    Finance undergrad
    Chartered financial analyst
    M.B.A. finance and international business
    Lots of continuing education
    Tennis: USTA rating is 3.5, not so high but at least win some championship doubles matches at that level, with a pretty good serve. I learned to play after I was 23.

  108. The Great Pumpkin says:

    3b, you called me out for how long stating suburbs are dead. Now you change your tune? Wtf? You guys have to be messing with me, this can’t be real.

  109. leftwing says:

    From the NYT: “Existing suburbs were developed to maximize house and lot sizes, and some are often locked into aesthetic compliance, like mowed lawns.”

    OMG, the horror! Someone implying micro-scaped lawns aren’t the alpha and omega of existence? Pumps must have missed it, otherwise his head would have exploded.

    “It will go up in value, yes technically, there is no increase in value, but the value comes from keeping up with inflation.” LOLOLOL. What more can one say.

    Ex, we are the only ones engaging him now. If we shut up maybe he actually goes away. I’ll stop if you will.

  110. 3b says:

    And then I state what I stated and again I get a response and I just say WTF!!

  111. 3b says:

    When the existing suburbs in jersey are torn down and redeveloped as these new concept suburbs with a more urban vibe. What shall they be called.

  112. 3b says:

    If one of those suburbs described in the Ny times article is constructed I might move there!

  113. JCer says:

    Pumpkin your understanding of finance is a little wonky, you hedge not to make money but to mitigate risk. If you are “hedging” to make money it is an out and out speculative activity. Inflation requires market forces which is why we have not seen it, the people making money(obscene amounts) off of loose monetary policy are not going to push up food costs or goods costs, in both cases we are not seeing inflation because the consumer is squeezed largely, and production has gotten more efficient/automated. In real terms food and consumer goods have gone down in cost quite a bit, now housing, insurance, education, and healthcare have seen tremendous inflation, why? It’s complicated but zero interest policy has led to increased speculation which now has impacted housing markets and you essentially have cartels controlling the vast majority of (available)rental housing which can arbitrarily set rents as high as consumers can afford because they have the majority influence over the particular market they are participating in. Another side effect of zero interest rates is that the model that the insurance industry worked on where the return on the invested premiums defrayed losses from claims is now broken, without reasonable relatively risk less returns the cost of insurance had to go up.

    Wage inflation….yes for those fortunate enough to have skills in demand. See automation, offshoring, etc. The problem with depending on wage inflation is that for many jobs external pressures keep wages down.

    Everything is about supply and demand. Oil demand is relatively static, what we saw was more efficient cars and the recession reduced the demand for oil while technology(fracking) and the Saudis increased supply, absent speculation prices revert to a comfort level where demand finds balance with the supply.

    As for education guess I’d say pumps has a bs from some local commuter school, William Patterson maybe and 2 masters degrees from some fake online school like University of Phoenix Online in somethign liek accounting, I’d guess he’s a CPA. Just my guess.

  114. The whitest guy says:

    What shall they be called…

    Hipsturbs?

    Urburbs?

  115. 3b says:

    Blue ribbon Good teachers deserve to be well paid. Paper pushing superintendents on the other hand do not.

  116. 3b says:

    Whitest guy: Those two are a good start!!

  117. 3b says:

    Low rates are papering over a lot of serious structural problems. So either they stay low and hope for the best or at some point they rise. If they rise will it be because of a booming economy I don’t believe so assuming booming as in what used to be considered a booming economy. If they rise for other reasons then who knows how it all plays out? Right now we have an inflated stock market. Good for goes who want to cash out some some of those gains . And an inflated again housing market although not last time but still inflated. It may make some people feel good but you can’t access those gains without borrowing. Or perhaps this is the new normal. I don’t know but whatever ones definition is of booming this economy is not.

  118. The Original NJ ExPat says:

    I mock you because your words show a complete lack of knowledge in areas in which you claim to have expert credentials when in actuality you have next to zero understanding of the buzzwords you toss around. You’ve never hedged a position in your life and don’t know how to.

    Where are your three degrees from? Maybe clown school, Hamburger U, and some dodgy refrigeration repair oufit?

  119. Grab them by the puzzy says:

    @jeremyslevin

    Ted Cruz, who once warned the debt was the greatest threat to the country, just called for massive deficit-increasing tax cuts

  120. 3b says:

    The very term hedge is a self defined term.

  121. The Original NJ ExPat says:

    Don’t worry puzzy. Once we build the wall we’ll put the coyotes out of business and generate tons of revenue fleecing those wetbacks, then put e-verify chips in them and send them out to the lettuce fields for even less than they’re making now. In 14 years we’ll let them vote too…in local elections.

    Ted Cruz, who once warned the debt was the greatest threat to the country, just called for massive deficit-increasing tax cuts

  122. Bystander says:

    My theory has been that Blumpy is basement dwelling, man child with the body mold of Eric Cartman, funded personally by Sue Adler with sole purpose of destroying this blog and chase the knowledgeable folks away. nom, Chi, clot,JJ have basically abandoned this place. We are now left arguing with a wiki-inspired retard on a daily basis. Checkmate, Sue.

  123. The Original NJ ExPat says:

    Opposite of shaved.

    The very term hedge is a self defined term.

  124. 3b says:

    A house in my town is on the market in my blue ribbony train town. Small but well maitntsined 3eds. It’s on a nice quiet street walking distance to blue ribbon middle and high school taxes under 10k. They paid 290k in 2004. Put it on at just under 400k. It’s now at 358k for over a month. Even if it sells at 350k after commission and other closing costs very little profit after over 13years of ownership. And I am just talking profit as in you can’t lose you always make money. Not the other benefits such as place to live tax savings. Oh and just saying.

  125. 3b says:

    Bystander I forgot about comrade he has been gone awhile.

  126. Grab them by the puzzy says:

    @andylassner

    I’ve literally forgotten what it’s like to have a president.

  127. The whitest guy says:

    Comrade was not chased out by Pumpkin. Though Pumpkin’s daily drivel didn’t help.

  128. The whitest guy says:

    “I’ve literally forgotten what it’s like to have a president.”

    Perhaps the dumbest tweet ever? Not surprised Moana repeated it!

  129. Grab them by the puzzy says:

    @ericgarland

    It’s 5:30pm, and now we know that Rohrabacher and Chuck Johnson went to try to get Assange to exonerate Trump.

    Conspiracy. Obstruction.

  130. Juice Box says:

    Hurricane headed our way?

  131. The Original NJ ExPat says:

    Looks more like my way (Boston bound).

    Hurricane headed our way?

  132. 3b says:

    I am not sure I ever remembered what is like to remember having a President? What exactly does his statement mean? Most people live every day without even thinking about it. The only thing I know for sure is Trump and I didn’t vote for him has proven the ignorance is pervasive on both sides.

  133. abeiz says:

    Bestowing ‘pumps with a CPA designation brings down the stock of actual license holders.

    And yeah, I quite much liked the crew before. This moron’s cut and paste stream of consciousness is a far cry from the wit of days past.

  134. abeiz says:

    Also, 150k is the new $76,126

  135. Comrade Nom Deplume, The GOAT says:

    Jesus Christ, I’m here with a lady friend showing her this report and all I see is pumps spew all over the thread

    By the way Grim, you would like her. She’s Polish.

  136. The whitest guy says:

    I’ve heard from some very reliable sources that Polish girls like to hide the Kielbasa.

  137. Abeiz says:

    As a certified and card carrying Pole, am interested what kinda crap is in this ex-pat handbook.

  138. The Original NJ ExPat says:

    I’m only a quarter Polish so they didn’t give me all of the pages.

    I’ve heard that little Polish girls like to put fish in their underwear so they can smell like big Polish girls.

  139. The Original NJ ExPat says:

    The Original NJ ExPat says:
    June 7, 2016 at 4:04 pm
    *warning* there is no blurring of the video when Tensing gets to the car after the crash.

    http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/video/2015/sep/01/samuel-dubose-killing-full-dashcam-video

    BTW, his license was suspended and he had two pounds of marijuana and a couple grand cash in the car. The cop is being tried for murder.

    BTW, they already paid off the family.

    Details of the DuBose settlement include:

    payment to the DuBose family of $4.85 million.
    tuition-free UC undergraduate education for DuBose’s 12 children.
    an eventual on-campus memorial to DuBose.
    an apology from UC President Santa J. Ono.
    and an invitation for DuBose’s family to participate in Community Advisory Committee meetings aimed at creating comprehensive reform in the university police department.

    http://www.cincinnati.com/story/news/2016/01/18/uc-sam-dubose-family-reach-settlement/78957824/

  140. The Original NJ ExPat says:

    The current article states DuBose (the deceased) had 13 children who will receive free tuition, upped from 12 in article from over a year ago. Probably some of his seed was still germinating?

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