Posts Tagged ‘GDP’

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    China’s Nine Nations

    Dec 17, 11 • 1480 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 • 362 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 • 356 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 • 292 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]

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    Stock Market Crashes

    Aug 19, 11 • 302 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]