George H. Blackford, Ph.D.

 Economist at Large

 Email: george(at)


It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble.

Itís what you know for sure that just ain't so.
Attributed to Mark Twain (among others)


Economic Papers
Political Essays

Understanding the Federal Budget

Links to Sources of Data


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Bureau of Economic Analysis Historical Data By Subject

Economic Reports of the President

Federal Reserve Data Download

International Monetary Fund

Office of Management and Budget Analytical Perspectives

Office of Management and Budget Historical Tables

Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Statistics From A to Z

The World Bank

The World Top Incomes Database

United States Census Bureau

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