Posts Tagged ‘GDP’

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    Understanding Unemployment

    Aug 5, 11 • 343 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 • 432 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]

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    Children and Wealth

    Jul 24, 11 • 417 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 • 430 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 • 323 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]