Posts Tagged ‘economic growth’

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    Disaster Economics

    Mar 19, 11 • 406 Views • No Comments

    Assume an economy has been steadily growing. Then a natural disaster strikes, maybe a hurricane, an earthquake, or a tsunami. How is growth affected? While conclusions differ slightly, the consensus indicates that after 5 years and sometimes much sooner,......  [read more]

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    What is Best For Growth?

    Mar 3, 11 • 298 Views • No Comments

    What if the Congress decides to slash spending by $60 billion right now? Prominent economists are again disagreeing. According to Stanford economist John Taylor, we would have a resurgence of business confidence, renewed investment spending and new jobs.......  [read more]

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    Good and Bad Capitalism

    Feb 22, 11 • 459 Views • No Comments

    If you are trying to figure out the economics of the Middle East, I recommend starting with Good Capitalism, Bad Capitalism. One of the book’s 4 different kinds of capitalism, oligarchic capitalism, provides a good “slot” for grouping most......  [read more]

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    The Right Stuff

    Feb 10, 11 • 396 Views • No Comments

    Giving a grade of “One Pinocchio,” the Washington Post assessed the accuracy of President Obama’s February 7, 2011 speech to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Most interesting, though, were the topics on which he focused. Yes, President Obama......  [read more]

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    Mothers and Human Capital

    Jan 10, 11 • 343 Views • No Comments

    In The Wall Street Journal, a Chinese mother discusses her rules for her children which include: 1) only A’s, 2) no play dates, 3) no parts in school plays, 4) no TV,  5) no sleepovers, 6) play the piano or violin for several hours daily.......  [read more]