Posts Tagged ‘GDP’

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    Children and Wealth

    Jul 24, 11 • 277 Views • No Comments

    More wealth seems to mean fewer children. Look at a graph of fertility in the U.S from 1800-1990. The birth line plunges. Consider India, China, South Korea, Singapore. As per capita GDP rises, births plummet. See this gapminder graph for rich countries and...  [read more]

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    Understanding the Jobs Report

    Jul 9, 11 • 269 Views • No Comments

    Hearing yesterday’s jobs report, most people said, “No good news.” Lower wages, almost no hiring, less time on the job and 9.2% unemployment meant more worries about the economy. These facts might provide some insight. The output gap:...  [read more]

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    Unemployment Insight

    Jun 3, 11 • 223 Views • No Comments

    Would you like to see job winners, job losers, recession and recovery across the country? These interactive graphics are perfect. Here, you can see “jobs gained” and “jobs lost” across the U.S. in 100 metropolitan areas. As you move a...  [read more]

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    Health and GDP

    Apr 28, 11 • 293 Views • No Comments

    We are taller, healthier, heavier, and living longer. In 1790, a typical Frenchman weighed 110 pounds. Now, the scale says 170. That 60-pound difference relates to a lot more than food. According to a new book from Nobel prize winning economist Robert Fogel...  [read more]

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    A Tank of Gas

    Apr 27, 11 • 422 Views • No Comments

    A tank of gas is not just a tank of gas. Isn’t it a spending decision? The national average for a gallon of regular is close to $3.88 and higher in California. July 2008 was the last time we dealt with 4 dollar gas. One economist estimated that 4 dollar...  [read more]