Posts Tagged ‘GDP’

  • World War II industrial mobilization

    Winning World War II With Numbers

    Sep 2, 12 • 540 Views • No Comments

    The year was 1940. Seeing that war might be imminent, President Roosevelt approached the president of General Motors. Wartime conversion was the issue. To become an “arsenal of democracy,” how could we produce planes instead of Pontiacs? With......  [read more]

  • Chinese Consumers and Fresh Apples

    Coach and the Chinese Consumer

    Aug 1, 12 • 633 Views • No Comments

    Reporting their 4th quarter earnings yesterday, Coach, the handbag and accessories retailer, disappointed investors when they said that US department store and factory outlet sales had slowed. They did report, though, that sales of their handbags and......  [read more]

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    Temperature Matters

    Jul 12, 12 • 571 Views • No Comments

    Shot on July 2, 1881, President Garfield lay dying in a room with the first air conditioner.  Naval engineers, whose primary expertise was ventilating mining shafts, had been called in to help the ailing leader. The cooling device they assembled was composed......  [read more]

  • It’s All About Henry

    Jul 7, 12 • 444 Views • No Comments

    Are you a DINK, a YUPPIE, or a HENRY? Double Income, No Kids Young  Upwardly Mobile Urban Professionals High Earners, Not Rich Yet.   Our economic recovery might depend on Henry. Earning from $100,000-$250,000, the Henrys are in the top 20% income......  [read more]

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    Home Economics

    May 29, 12 • 398 Views • No Comments

    What if we think of a household as a production unit that does child care, gardening, cooking and cleaning? And, if the work in the home is “outsourced” when people hire a nanny, a housekeeper, a gardener or do take-out for dinner, then the GDP reflects......  [read more]