Posts Tagged ‘economic growth’

  • Packaging can shape a buying decision.

    A Chinese Coach

    Nov 28, 10 • 218 Views • No Comments

    Coach has 41 handbag stores in China and will soon have 8 more. Coach and China though, are about a lot more than handbags. According to NY Times Magazine columnist David Leonhardt, the Chinese consumer can fuel the world economy with “the urge to...  [read more]

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    Flying Snakes and Economic Growth

    Nov 24, 10 • 293 Views • No Comments

    Sometimes the federal government spends a tax payer’s money in unexpected ways. According to the Washington Post, scientists funded by the Department of Defense are studying snakes that can fly. Slightly venomous, sort of air-slithering, these Southeast...  [read more]

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    Inequality and Movie Stars

    Nov 22, 10 • 186 Views • No Comments

    Did you know that Academy Award winners live longer than losers? Much more than a trivia fact, Academy Award winner longevity provided researchers with data about inequality. As reported in the May 15, 2001 issue of The Annals of Internal Medicine,...  [read more]

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    Growth Stories

    Nov 20, 10 • 227 Views • 1 Comment

    Height is about more than how tall you are. When affluence grows, so too do people. Why? Height seems to correspond to economic growth.  Connecting height and economic growth, a wonderful New Yorker article from 2004 tells us that Americans grew taller...  [read more]

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    Environmental Dilemmas

    Nov 2, 10 • 223 Views • No Comments

    It’s the same question. Economic development or conservation? During April, the headline said, “Uganda Seeks to Reconcile Oil-Nature.” Now, in Tanzania, “Proposed Serengeti Highway Is Lined With Prospects and Fears.” The places...  [read more]