Jolly Olde Data

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I should probably be embarrassed at how much fun I had going through the economic charts in SlopeCharts over the weekend, but damn it all, I won’t be. I’ve extracted some of my favorite charts from the old United Kingdom data, which as an amateur historian I find absolutely fascinating. Just look at the charts and imagine what was going on during the time, whether it was the American Revolution, the worldwide Depression of the early 1930s, or either of the World Wars. Mesmerizing! (As always, click on any chart for a MUCH bigger version, and you can take note of what it is you are looking at by the title in the upper left corner).

slopechart FR RGCGASUKA
Government Consumption
slopechart FR UNRTUKA
Unemployment Rate (clearly war is good for jobs)
slopechart FR AWHWUKA
Average Hours Worked in a Week
slopechart FR WPPIUKA
Wholesale Prices
slopechart FR TBDRUKM
Treasury Bill Discount Rate
slopechart FR USUKFXUKA
US/Britain Exchange Rate
slopechart FR SPPUKA
Share Prices in the UK
slopechart FR HPLRUKM
Interest Rate for Personal Loans
slopechart FR BOEBSTAUKA
Balance Sheet
slopechart FR CALUKA
Current Account