Posts Tagged ‘economic growth’

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    Entrepreneur Incubators

    May 4, 10 • 191 Views • Businesses, Economic History, Innovation, Thinking EconomicallyNo Comments

    Which words do you associate with “entrepreneur”? Risk taker? Ambitious?Creative? Smart? Energized? Henry Ford? Steve Jobs? Clarence Birdseye? The words and names convey a recipe for success. And yet, according to a recent FT article from Tim

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    Tall Stories: Height and Success

    Apr 2, 10 • 166 Views • Households, Macroeconomic MeasurementNo Comments

    A recent Daily Mail article about President Sarkozy’s height sensitivity reminded me of studies that relate height to success.   But first, some height stats: Nicholas Sarkozy (France): 5’5″ Barack Obama (U.S.): 6’2″ Angela

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    The Tip of the Iceberg?

    Mar 26, 10 • 157 Views • Government, Macroeconomic Measurement, Thinking EconomicallyNo Comments

    Growth or a safety net? Thinking at the margin, an increasing number of European policy makers are debating a change. The result is a classic economic dilemma. Unemployment and medical insurance, pensions, licensing protections, and job guarantees can