Posts Tagged ‘economic growth’

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    A Progressive Tax: Beer Economics

    Mar 30, 13 • 708 Views • No Comments

    Artisanal beer makers are asking for a tax break. Because typical craft brewers produce fewer than 15,000 barrels a year, they already have a lower tax rate than the larger firms. Currently, US beer brewers pay a $7 tax per barrel (31 gallons) for the first......  [read more]

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    The Surprising Significance of a Wobbly Plate

    Mar 7, 13 • 538 Views • No Comments

    Thinking about how something seemingly frivolous can be wonderfully productive took me to Nobel Prize winning physicist Richard Feynman. His wobbly plate story (when he taught at Cornell) is marvelous. He describes it in this excerpt from his book, Surely......  [read more]

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    The GDP: French Labor

    Feb 27, 13 • 624 Views • No Comments

    By changing its GDP, France could make its economy look more robust. It also might defuse criticism from the CEO of tire maker Titan. Yes? Probably not but the issues are fascinating. In 2008, French President Nicholas Sarkozy asked Nobel Prize winning......  [read more]

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    US Economic Growth: Buffett and Gates

    Feb 10, 13 • 615 Views • No Comments

    My story starts yesterday with a Penn Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics. Explaining that an image of the history of the universe could emerge from two celestial bodies, he added that similarly, we could describe the US economy through Warren Buffett......  [read more]

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    Innovation: Where Do Inventors Live?

    Feb 8, 13 • 486 Views • No Comments

    Hearing about the producer of the high-speed hand dryer, I thought, “Tweaker.” Describing Steve Jobs, Malcolm Gladwell called him a “tweaker.” Like the 19th century inventor who made the spinning wheel spin more smoothly, tweakers......  [read more]