gross domestic income

Robin Harding

The strength of the gross domestic income in the fourth quarter of 2011 – it was up by an annualised 4.4 per cent – has been widely remarked upon. The contrast with the weaker 3 per cent growth in gross domestic product is striking.

The rise in GDI invalidates part of what Ben Bernanke said in his labour markets speech only three days ago. Mr Bernanke said (my emphasis):