Posts Tagged ‘GDP’

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    Stock Market Crashes

    Aug 19, 11 • 244 Views • No Comments

    How to define a stock market crash? One economic paper has 2 suggestions: “When you see it you know it.” Look at depth and duration: A 20% drop is a crash while length can vary. Several possibilities: 1 day, 5 days, 1 month, 3 months, 1 year....  [read more]

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    Patent Troll Protection

    Aug 17, 11 • 254 Views • No Comments

    We spray “OFF!” for insect protection, divers use shark repellent, and now, Google has purchased Motorola to resist patent trolls. Described in an NPR This American Life podcast, patent trolls purchase multiple patents with the intent of suing any...  [read more]

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    Double Dips

    Aug 7, 11 • 263 Views • No Comments

    We do not know whether a double dip has begun. Cascading during 2008 and the first half of 2009, the GDP then began to climb. Only if it drops again will we have a double dip. In the NY Times, financial journalist Floyd Norris does a beautiful job of...  [read more]

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    Understanding Unemployment

    Aug 5, 11 • 220 Views • No Comments

    A Washington Post article provided some insight about unemployment by suggesting that we place all US jobs into 2 buckets: One bucket contains firms participating in a global market. Some export goods and services. Others face competition from imports....  [read more]

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    GDP Solutions

    Aug 2, 11 • 274 Views • No Comments

    It is all about GDP.  In this article, the WSJ does a good job of explaining how each GDP component might solve our problems…or make them worse. Consumer Spending: The largest part of GDP, consumer spending has propelled recovery in the past. With...  [read more]