Posts Tagged ‘France’

  • Small Dogs Like Pomeranians are Typical in Brazil

    Pooches and Prosperity

    Nov 16, 12 • 351 Views • 1 Comment

    Chloe and Gus, my daughter’s miniature Pomeranians, consume organic dog food and use wee-wee pads, they visit the vet, the groomer, and enjoy their treats and toys. Because of Chloe and Gus, my cats, and the dogs in 1 out of every 4 households in the US, we...  [read more]

  • Beer and pretzels.

    Beer Economics

    Nov 8, 12 • 611 Views • No Comments

    In China, 1/2 liter of beer costs 9 minutes of work. To calculate how many minutes of work it takes to buy beer in 150 countries, Swiss bank UBS researchers divided the median wage in that country by the price of 1/2 liter from a retailer. Their results?...  [read more]

  • The US is again hitting its debt ceiling.

    Some Greek Math

    Aug 24, 12 • 296 Views • No Comments

    With a euro zone update on Greece unfolding (they might lease some islands but we’ll get to that in a moment), here is some Greek math that Michael Lewis presents in Boomerang. Referring to the deficit, during October 2009, the Greek government thought...  [read more]

  • Tax Revenue

    Do You Agree With French Taxes?

    Aug 9, 12 • 317 Views • No Comments

    Talking about taxes, economists like to quote Louis XIV’s finance minister: “The art of taxation consists of so plucking the goose as to obtain the largest amount of feathers with the least possible amount of hissing.” We have been hearing a...  [read more]

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    Olympic Predictions

    Jul 25, 12 • 249 Views • No Comments

    If you want to predict Olympic medal winners, you might look at economic data. A report on the Olympics from Goldman Sachs suggests that nations with a superior economic growth environment will increase their share of Olympic gold medals in London....  [read more]