Posts Tagged ‘economic growth’

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    The GDP: French Labor

    Feb 27, 13 • 729 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]

  • Unless We Look More Closely at Women in the Global Labor Force, We See Only the Tip of the Iceberg.

    US Economic Growth: Buffett and Gates

    Feb 10, 13 • 705 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]

  • Fast Hand Dryer

    Innovation: Where Do Inventors Live?

    Feb 8, 13 • 579 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]

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    Infrastructure: The Internet and Canals

    Jan 24, 13 • 664 Views • No Comments

    An internet connection and a canal could be rather similar. Internet Connections in the Americas, 2012: Looking beyond the Americas, South Korea leads the world with the highest proportion of its population having fast internet service (more below). Shipping......  [read more]

  • Chinese Consumers and Fresh Apples

    Population Growth: China’s One-Child Policy

    Jan 15, 13 • 2095 Views • No Comments

    Does being an only child matter? Our answer starts with a sunflower seed story. There once was a poor Chinese farmer who believed he could excel at nothing but sunflower seeds. Traditionally sold in bulk with other types of nuts, sunflower seeds had been......  [read more]