Posts Tagged ‘China’

  • Everyday economics and U.S. GDP

    Questions about Capitalism

    Jan 4, 12 • 601 Views • No Comments

    Can capitalism survive? In a Project Syndicate article, Harvard professor Ken Rogoff said, probably. But the “Anglo American paradigm” might evolve into another kind of capitalism. What threatens Anglo-American capitalism? Dr. Rogoff lists 5......  [read more]

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    The (GDP) Gap

    Jan 3, 12 • 577 Views • No Comments

    With the U.S. #1 and China #2, people are starting to wonder when the U.S./China GDP gap will disappear. Here, at the Economist, you can create your own prediction. Just input assumptions about GDP growth rates, inflation and the yuan’s relationship......  [read more]

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    Employee Holidays

    Dec 21, 11 • 465 Views • No Comments

    Just some facts today on who gets the most paid time off. According to the Economist, looking at a combination of public holidays and annual leave days for which workers have to be paid, Austria, Greece and France are at the top of the list while Canada,......  [read more]

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    China’s Nine Nations

    Dec 17, 11 • 2374 Views • No Comments

    With this map of China, less is more. Called “The Nine Nations of China,” it resembles a simple color-coded jigsaw puzzle.  Each of the 9 areas has a label that concisely states size, population, per capita GDP and the balance......  [read more]

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    Chinese Imports

    Oct 23, 11 • 577 Views • No Comments

    Are you paying more for your clothing? According to NY Times financial journalist Floyd Norris, women’s shirt prices, dresses, sweaters, all that government statisticians consider female “outerwear,” have started to become more expensive.......  [read more]