Posts Tagged ‘GDP’

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    A National Market: The European Union

    Jun 23, 13 • 464 Views • No Comments

    Asked who is trustworthy, arrogant and compassionate, respondents in European Union nations offered a fascinating picture of how they perceive each other and themselves. Isn’t it interesting that the Italians named themselves as least trustworthy? And......  [read more]

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    GDP: Family Matters

    Jun 20, 13 • 901 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]

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    Human Capital: Unemployment Predictions

    Jun 13, 13 • 720 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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    Financial Intermediaries: Banking Matters

    Jun 11, 13 • 711 Views • No Comments

    Imagine selling your house without depositing the money in a bank or taking your savings with you wherever you go. In Myanmar (Burma), this seemingly irrational behavior has been logical. In 1987, when Myanmar’s socialist government became concerned......  [read more]

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    GDP: Does Lady Gaga Count?

    May 29, 13 • 1154 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]