Monday, February 6, 2012

GDP to Oil Price Ratio

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St. Louis Fed: Custom Chart

1 comment:

Stagflationary Mark said...

The interesting thing about exponential decay (as seen in the blue trend line) is that unlike exponential growth, it can be sustainable over the long-term. In other words, it is not doomed to fail at some point. Win!


Half-lives are used to describe quantities undergoing exponential decay—for example, radioactive decay—where the half-life is constant over the whole life of the decay, and is a characteristic unit (a natural unit of scale) for the exponential decay equation.

Picture losing half of your net worth every decade. That's kind of how half-life works. You never actually run out of money though. Well, until you are down to a penny anyway. It is difficult to lose half a penny. That said, perhaps the digital age will solve that problem at some point.

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