Posts Tagged ‘economic growth’

  • The Per Capital Dog Population Is An Economic Indicator

    Pooches and Prosperity

    Sep 18, 11 • 266 Views • No Comments

    In Latin America, with Brazil #1, being middle class means owning a dog. According to the Economist, more dogs mean more pet food, “knick-knacks,” and veterinary care. Based on pet food sales, the Latin American dog to cat ratio is 6 to 1. (In...  [read more]

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    Healthcare and Baumol’s Disease

    Sep 11, 11 • 338 Views • 1 Comment

    Asked why healthcare is relatively expensive while cell phones are not, you could answer, “Baumol’s Disease.” Described by New Yorker columnist James Surowiecki, to play Mozart’s String Quartet in G minor in 1787 and now, we need 2...  [read more]

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    Patent Troll Protection

    Aug 17, 11 • 315 Views • No Comments

    We spray “OFF!” for insect protection, divers use shark repellent, and now, Google has purchased Motorola to resist patent trolls. Described in an NPR This American Life podcast, patent trolls purchase multiple patents with the intent of suing any...  [read more]

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    Debt Compromises

    Jul 23, 11 • 323 Views • No Comments

    This story is about a country that had massive debt. A recent war had been expensive and the economy had big problems. Still though, powerful political leaders opposed the solution that the Secretary of the Treasury proposed. Yes, the country is the United...  [read more]

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    Unemployment Insight

    Jun 3, 11 • 243 Views • No Comments

    Would you like to see job winners, job losers, recession and recovery across the country? These interactive graphics are perfect. Here, you can see “jobs gained” and “jobs lost” across the U.S. in 100 metropolitan areas. As you move a...  [read more]