Posts Tagged ‘Germany’

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    Olympic Predictions

    Jul 25, 12 • 327 Views • No Comments

    If you want to predict Olympic medal winners, you might look at economic data. A report on the Olympics from Goldman Sachs suggests that nations with a superior economic growth environment will increase their share of Olympic gold medals in London.......  [read more]

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    Understanding Germany

    Jun 28, 12 • 292 Views • No Comments

    Are Germans thinking, “We did it and now it’s your turn?” Ten years ago, Germany’s unemployment rate averaged more than 9% and economic growth was close to zero. Jobless workers, depending on their family status, were receiving 60-67%......  [read more]

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    The European Union “Family”

    Jun 2, 12 • 287 Views • No Comments

    The results of a European Pew Research opinion survey among 8 nations reminded me of a dysfunctional family. As you look at the tables below from the Pew Report, you might think of Germany as the successful sibling, Greece as the “black sheep,”......  [read more]

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    Bogeys, Birdies and the Eurozone

    Jun 1, 12 • 323 Views • No Comments

    Analyzing more than 1.6 million putts, including Tiger Woods, 2 University of Pennsylvania economists concluded that professional golfers putt better when avoiding a bogey (a stroke over par) than when trying for a birdie (a stroke under par). The reason? Our......  [read more]

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    Exit Plans

    May 24, 12 • 379 Views • No Comments

    A British charitable trust has offered a hefty reward for the best eurozone break-up plan. Their goal? Improve and influence policy though a 250,000 pound ($393,430) incentive prize. As I read through the finalists’ plans, the unfathomable complexity of......  [read more]