Posts Tagged ‘GDP’

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    Money and Happiness

    Apr 26, 11 • 251 Views • No Comments

    It is possible, after all, that money can make us happy. A recent Brookings paper from 3 University of Pennsylvania researchers concluded that people experience greater “subjective well-being” or life satisfaction when they are more affluent....  [read more]

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    Who Does the Housework?

    Apr 19, 11 • 251 Views • No Comments

    Who makes dinner in your home? Walks the dog? Goes to the supermarket? A study from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) compared unpaid work in 29 countries. Predictably, they concluded that women do a lot more than men. But,...  [read more]

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    Geography Matters

    Apr 15, 11 • 231 Views • No Comments

    According to Harvard economist Ed Glaeser, big US cities deserve our attention. Rather like a ripple, first, as ports, they attracted commerce. Commerce led to more affluence. The affluence brought more people. The people wanted better education. Better...  [read more]

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    SAT Questions

    Apr 4, 11 • 275 Views • No Comments

    NFL draft candidates, supermarket cashiers, and college applicants all share one characteristic: A short-term test. To judge a draft candidate, the NFL might clock a 40-yard run. To decide the productivity of a cashier, researchers have timed how fast items...  [read more]

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    Replacing Broken Windows

    Mar 24, 11 • 241 Views • No Comments

    During a CNBC interview, former Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers said that Japan’s massive earthquake “…may lead to some temporary increments, ironically, to GDP, as a process of rebuilding takes place.” Commenting on the interview,...  [read more]