Posts Tagged ‘Japan’

  • Obama/Biden and Romney/Ryan Issues

    Election Economics: Aging Challenges

    Aug 27, 12 • 257 Views • No Comments

    If you lined up everyone in the United States by age, the middle person would be close to 37.1 years old. In 1850, the median age was 19, for 2000 close to 35 and by 2050, we expect that middle individual will be 41. Accelerated by baby boomers who started...  [read more]

  • Tax Revenue

    Do You Agree With French Taxes?

    Aug 9, 12 • 297 Views • No Comments

    Talking about taxes, economists like to quote Louis XIV’s finance minister: “The art of taxation consists of so plucking the goose as to obtain the largest amount of feathers with the least possible amount of hissing.” We have been hearing a...  [read more]

  • Aging Populations

    Apr 30, 12 • 316 Views • No Comments

    Just remember 4-2-1-whenever you think of Chinese demographics. 4 refers to 2 grandmas and 2 grandpas, 2 is their adult children and 1 is the next generation. The social fabric of China is shifting. In rural areas, the elderly population is growing as the...  [read more]

  • Self-interest represents the seeds that blossom into economic growth.

    Questions about Capitalism

    Jan 4, 12 • 243 Views • No Comments

    Can capitalism survive? In a Project Syndicate article, Harvard professor Ken Rogoff said, probably. But the “Anglo American paradigm” might evolve into another kind of capitalism. What threatens Anglo-American capitalism? Dr. Rogoff lists 5...  [read more]

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    The (GDP) Gap

    Jan 3, 12 • 291 Views • No Comments

    With the U.S. #1 and China #2, people are starting to wonder when the U.S./China GDP gap will disappear. Here, at the Economist, you can create your own prediction. Just input assumptions about GDP growth rates, inflation and the yuan’s relationship...  [read more]