Posts Tagged ‘Brazil’

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    Domestic Work

    Dec 27, 11 • 232 Views • No Comments

    What do drip dry clothing, take-out food, dog walkers, dishwashers, dry cleaners, and dusty ceilings have in common? A servant shortage. Currently, Brazil has less household help because of economic growth. Low income women who had worked and lived in the...  [read more]

  • The Per Capital Dog Population Is An Economic Indicator

    Pooches and Prosperity

    Sep 18, 11 • 228 Views • No Comments

    In Latin America, with Brazil #1, being middle class means owning a dog. According to the Economist, more dogs mean more pet food, “knick-knacks,” and veterinary care. Based on pet food sales, the Latin American dog to cat ratio is 6 to 1. (In...  [read more]

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    Grade Inflation

    Jul 16, 11 • 286 Views • No Comments

    Recent research indicates college students are studying less. Between 1961 and 2003, full time college students diminished their study time from 40 to 27 hours a week. And yet, they have been getting higher grades. In 1940, 15% of all students got A’s....  [read more]

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    Trading Places

    Jun 14, 11 • 300 Views • No Comments

    A switch has taken place. More than half of our imported goods used to come from the G-6 countries (Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the U.K.) Now, we import more from China, Mexico and Brazil. Specifically, in 1987, 55% of U.S. merchandise imports came...  [read more]

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    89.7 Sextillion Percent Inflation

    May 12, 11 • 299 Views • No Comments

    Imagine a country where supermarket employees have to raise their prices several times a day, maybe by placing one price sticker on top of the old one. Describing Brazilian inflation during the early 1990s, one woman said she raced to food markets to see if...  [read more]