Posts Tagged ‘GDP’

  • GDP: The Brooklyn Bridge

    Jul 30, 13 • 267 Views • No Comments

    The story of the Brooklyn Bridge is really about cheap steel. Used to iron that tended to be brittle, 19th century bridge builders had little experience with steel. And yet, the dimensions of the Brooklyn Bridge required what steel could provide– a...  [read more]

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    China’s GDP: A Growing Mystery

    Jul 16, 13 • 542 Views • No Comments

    In China, imagine one half million hairdressers with their own small businesses who have no bookkeeping records. Think of another 500,000 with books that conceal revenue from the local tax collector. During 2004, with an Economic Census to complete, the...  [read more]

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    A National Market: The European Union

    Jun 23, 13 • 179 Views • No Comments

    Asked who is trustworthy, arrogant and compassionate, respondents in European Union nations offered a fascinating picture of how they perceive each other and themselves. Isn’t it interesting that the Italians named themselves as least trustworthy? And...  [read more]

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    GDP: Family Matters

    Jun 20, 13 • 421 Views • No Comments

    Recently, a woman who had emigrated to the US told me that speaking English was prohibited in her NYC home. She allowed only Spanish. “Why,” I asked? Proudly she said, “The importance of family.” Wondering if her decision would impact...  [read more]

  • Job Gains in Texas and Losses in Caifornia and Florida

    Human Capital: Unemployment Predictions

    Jun 13, 13 • 332 Views • No Comments

    Tepid. Called “tepid,” during May, the US unemployment rate was 7.6% and job creation was an “okay” 175,000. The Hamilton Project at the Brookings Institution perfectly displays what tepid means. If we add 175,000 jobs monthly (orange...  [read more]