Posts Tagged ‘Brazil’

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    Grade Inflation

    Jul 16, 11 • 392 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 • 403 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 • 433 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]

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    Cotton and Crocodiles

    Nov 9, 10 • 323 Views • No Comments

    A Malaysian proverb tells us, “Don’t think there are no crocodiles because the water is calm.” Looking at cotton markets, perhaps we should remember the crocodiles. According to The Wall Street Journal, cotton prices are soaring. Speaking as...  [read more]

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    Inflation Stories

    Oct 3, 10 • 459 Views • No Comments

    Arrive at a supermarket at the same time everyday? Require cash instead of credit?  Stop making beer? Why? The answer to each question is INFLATION. We are told that the Fed is always worried about inflation. If you know that you should worry too but...  [read more]