Posts Tagged ‘GDP’

  • The Impact of Natural Disasters Relates to Economic Vulnerability

    The Economics of Natural Disasters

    Oct 31, 12 • 841 Views • No Comments

    With Hurricane Sandy having just blown through my NJ neighborhood, our streets are covered with wires, leaves, branches and several huge trees. During the storm, Consolidated Edison darkened large swaths of NYC and the New York Stock Exchange suspended......  [read more]

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    Unemployment and Economic Growth

    Oct 30, 12 • 423 Views • No Comments

    If anyone ever asks you why economic growth is important, I suggest showing them the following graph from the Washington Post. The goal of the graph is to show how our economy’s actual output, its potential output and unemployment are connected. During......  [read more]

  • How much should cities plan for the storm of the century?

    Storm Warnings

    Oct 28, 12 • 304 Views • No Comments

    Some thoughts today about predicting natural disasters. Weeks before 308 people perished in L’Aquila from an earthquake, a government commission proclaimed the chance was slim that a disaster would occur. It did happen and now, the 6 scientists and......  [read more]

  • Invention, Profit and Economic Growth

    The Real Mother of Invention

    Oct 21, 12 • 699 Views • No Comments

    Saying that profit, not necessity is the mother of invention, economic historian John Steele Gordon starts his column in this week’s Barrons. His focus was the 18th century clipper ships that earned people like John Jacob Astor $50,000 for a single......  [read more]

  • Human capital helps GDP Grow

    The Supreme Court, Starbucks and Human Capital

    Oct 12, 12 • 313 Views • No Comments

    Saying affirmative action was the reason she was rejected from the University of Texas, Abigail Fisher sued. The University responded that it was okay for race to be a part of their admissions process. And Starbucks, Wal-Mart and 55 other prominent US......  [read more]