Posts Tagged ‘GDP’

  • Affecting the cost of animal feed and lowering the amount of milk from cows, the drought is pushing up milk prices.

    A Happy Story From Greece

    Dec 18, 11 • 218 Views • No Comments

    Greece is helping to solve the unemployment problem in upstate New York. When you see a small white container of Fage Greek yogurt (pronounced fa-yeh), instead try to picture a 220,000 square foot U.S. production facility, close to...  [read more]

  • Chinese Consumers and Fresh Apples

    China’s Nine Nations

    Dec 17, 11 • 1156 Views • No Comments

    With this map of China, less is more. Called “The Nine Nations of China,” it resembles a simple color-coded jigsaw puzzle.  Each of the 9 areas has a label that concisely states size, population, per capita GDP and the balance...  [read more]

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    Micro-Jobs

    Nov 30, 11 • 308 Views • No Comments

    One online inquiry resulted in a research scientist happily cleaning an overflowing compost bin for $31. Someone else fished keys out of a sewer. Calling it “web-serfing,” the WSJ explains that “micro-labor” sites are matching requests...  [read more]

  • Job Gains in Texas and Losses in Caifornia and Florida

    Home Work

    Sep 3, 11 • 291 Views • No Comments

    More unemployed means more people at home. One study asked, what are the unemployed doing? During every day’s “foregone market work hours,” unemployed people are occupied with home production, leisure, and job search. The day’s time...  [read more]

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    When Are Potato Chips Good For Us?

    Aug 26, 11 • 244 Views • No Comments

    Potato chip manufacture is a technological marvel. During one year, in one typical factory, the chips in 80 million bags of Lay’s Potato Chips started as potatoes that were picked and plunked into railroad cars, funneled out for washing and processing...  [read more]