Posts Tagged ‘economic growth’

  • Nigerian currency

    Figuring Out African Development

    Dec 21, 13 • 759 Views • No Comments

    In Chimamanda Adichie’s Americanah, we meet Ifemelu and Obinze. Representative of Nigeria’s upper class, they are a part of a story that takes the reader to Princeton, Yale, Philadelphia, Baltimore and London but always with a home base in......  [read more]

  • economic growth and green shoots

    Would Adam Smith Have Supported a Higher Minimum Wage?

    Dec 7, 13 • 997 Views • No Comments

    Because it would be wonderful if we all knew Adam Smith, I was delighted that President Obama quoted him in a recent speech. However, Smith’s relevance to a minimum wage boost is a bit of a leap. Discussing economic mobility, the President quoted Adam......  [read more]

  • China's Singles Day

    Why Chinese Singles Spend

    Nov 12, 13 • 1198 Views • No Comments

    Yesterday was Singles’ Day in China. Started by a group of college students at Nanjing University during the 1990s, Singles’ Day is when unmarrieds shower each other with gifts. Falling on 11-11, the date is “reminiscent of the Chinese......  [read more]

  • competitive market structure strategies

    How Might the SEC Relate to SNL?

    Nov 11, 13 • 799 Views • No Comments

    Starting with an excellent New Yorker magazine profile of SEC Chair Mary Jo White, I wound up at Saturday Night Live. First, some background on Ms. White: A tough federal prosecutor and top partner at a prestigious law firm, a fiercely competitive runner and......  [read more]

  • airport congestion

    How to Reduce Your Commuting Delays

    Nov 10, 13 • 418 Views • No Comments

    Transportation can be called a “friction.” Costing us huge time and money, we spend as much on transportation in the US as on health care. And now, we might add $50 billion to the total. In New Orleans, talking about transportation, President......  [read more]