Monday, December 11, 2017

Putting Things in Perspective

Just two charts putting things in perspective...

First chart shows three periods and four variables (total US energy consumption, 25-54yr/old US employees, federal debt, and federal funds rate %:
  • 1950 to 1975
    • +43 quadrillion BTU's of energy consumption
    • +15 million 25-54yr/old employees
    • +$0.3 trillion federal debt
  • 1975 to 2000
    • +19 quadrillion BTU's of energy consumption
    • +45 million 25-54yr/old employees
    • +$5.1 trillion federal debt
  • 2000 to 2017
    • <-3> quadrillion BTU's of energy consumption
    • +1.5 million 25-54yr/old employees
    • +$14.9 trillion federal debt

Annual 15-64 year old population change versus the market weighted value of all stocks actively traded in the US.
Probably nothing to see here or worry about.