Posts Tagged ‘economic growth’

  • The Natural Resource Curse: Detroit?

    Jul 19, 13 • 310 Views • No Comments

    Displaying all municipalities that filed for Chapter 9 bankruptcy protection since 2010, this map shows cities, towns and counties in red (8) and utility authorities and other municipalities in black (28). With Detroit’s filing  most recent, this May...  [read more]

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    GDP: Family Matters

    Jun 20, 13 • 518 Views • No Comments

    Recently, a woman who had emigrated to the US told me that speaking English was prohibited in her NYC home. She allowed only Spanish. “Why,” I asked? Proudly she said, “The importance of family.” Wondering if her decision would impact...  [read more]

  • Job Gains in Texas and Losses in Caifornia and Florida

    Human Capital: Unemployment Predictions

    Jun 13, 13 • 390 Views • No Comments

    Tepid. Called “tepid,” during May, the US unemployment rate was 7.6% and job creation was an “okay” 175,000. The Hamilton Project at the Brookings Institution perfectly displays what tepid means. If we add 175,000 jobs monthly (orange...  [read more]

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    GDP: Does Lady Gaga Count?

    May 29, 13 • 640 Views • No Comments

    The United States just got a little richer but not because of the economic recovery. We are just changing what is included in the GDP. First a little history. I have always been fascinated by the story of Simon Kuznets. A Russian immigrant who received the...  [read more]

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    Human Capital: Creativity and Competition

    May 24, 13 • 360 Views • No Comments

    Telling graduates that, “You are now officially credentialed as being smart,” author Walter Isaacson began his commencement address at Pomona College. “But,” he continued, because “Smart people are a dime a dozen, … Think...  [read more]