Posts Tagged ‘economic growth’

  • Everyday economics and U.S. GDP

    Job Creators or Robber Barons?

    Oct 3, 12 • 534 Views • 2 Comments

    I have confessed before that I admire the entrepreneurs who have been called the robber barons. Carnegie and steel, Rockefeller and oil, J.J. Hill and railroads, Morgan and money. These men and others from their 19th century world competed lethally. On the......  [read more]

  • Chinese Consumers and Fresh Apples

    Coach and the Chinese Consumer

    Aug 1, 12 • 633 Views • No Comments

    Reporting their 4th quarter earnings yesterday, Coach, the handbag and accessories retailer, disappointed investors when they said that US department store and factory outlet sales had slowed. They did report, though, that sales of their handbags and......  [read more]

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    Remembering Milton Friedman

    Jul 31, 12 • 466 Views • No Comments

    Split down the middle, opinion about the US economy puts private initiative or government first. Those who place individual enterprise first believe most private income belongs to those who generate it. By contrast, government’s advocates see a......  [read more]

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    Olympic Predictions

    Jul 25, 12 • 373 Views • No Comments

    If you want to predict Olympic medal winners, you might look at economic data. A report on the Olympics from Goldman Sachs suggests that nations with a superior economic growth environment will increase their share of Olympic gold medals in London.......  [read more]

  • Obama/Biden and Romney/Ryan Issues

    Election Economics: Assessing Outsourcing

    Jul 16, 12 • 662 Views • 4 Comments

    Until November 6, at econlife, Mondays will be about presidential election economics. In 2004, when President Bush’s Council of Economic Advisers chairman, Harvard professor Greg Mankiw, was lambasted for saying, “… I think outsourcing is a......  [read more]