Posts Tagged ‘economic growth’

  • The Surprising Glass Ceiling in Sweden and France

    The Best Places to be a Woman

    Mar 9, 12 • 428 Views • No Comments

    In colonial Massachusetts, the law required boys to attend school while girls were primarily educated at home. Because it was illegal for a married woman to own land, Abigail Adams had to use John’s name anytime she bought or sold land. And Abigail......  [read more]

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    Who Is Unemployed?

    Mar 2, 12 • 401 Views • Comments Off on Who Is Unemployed?

    Does an unemployment rate of 8.3% mean we have 8.3% unemployment? Not necessarily. Using what Abbott and Costello might have said, a Huffington Post journalist explains why. Costello: I want to talk about the unemployment rate in America. Abbott: Good......  [read more]

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    Chinese State-Run Firms

    Feb 24, 12 • 433 Views • No Comments

    Where would your cell phone, your car, your gasoline, your savings account and the TV station you watch all have one thing in common? China. Called state capitalism, 45% of the Chinese economy is owned or controlled by the government.  With 655 million......  [read more]

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    Population Futures

    Feb 13, 12 • 539 Views • No Comments

    Imagine for a moment 3 groups of countries, each with a different population pyramid. The first has a huge bulge at the bottom, the second is wider in the middle and the third is relatively broad at top. If this represents the world in 2025, what can we......  [read more]

  • India's UID Program Uses Fingerprints and Iris Scans

    Identity Checks

    Jan 19, 12 • 427 Views • No Comments

    Opening a savings account? You need to confirm your identity. Enrolling for Social Security or Medicare? They check your credentials. But what if you cannot prove who you are? Signing up for India’s Unique Identity (UID) program has enabled many......  [read more]