Posts Tagged ‘job creation’

  • Tough to quantify, the monthly job creation number is much more than a number.

    How Wrong Are BLS Jobs Numbers?

    Jun 7, 14 • 365 Views • No Comments

    China and Nepal used to disagree about the height of Mount Everest. Nepal counted the snow caps while China just included the rock height. Consequently, Nepal said the peak was 4 meters higher than China. Then, in 2010, China said okay, the official...  [read more]

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    René Magritte and US Job Creation

    Dec 13, 13 • 305 Views • No Comments

    Hearing people say that 1.5 million new health care jobs were an economic “bright spot,” I thought of the surrealist artist, René Magritte, who showed us that all is not as it appears. Let’s start with an excellent NPR Planet Money...  [read more]

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    Green Blog: Frack Away?

    Jan 2, 13 • 479 Views • No Comments

    By Amy Tourgee, guest blogger, Kent Place School alumna and Environmental Studies undergraduate at Princeton University Every December, the holiday season is sure to bring us a lot of things: traveling to see family and friends, fighting the traffic and...  [read more]

  • Big Macs and Currency Manipulators

    Oct 24, 12 • 315 Views • No Comments

    In China, a Big Mac costs close to the equivalent of $2.44. That same burger in the US is $4.20. The basic idea is PPP, purchasing power parity. The dollar can buy more when the yuan is undervalued. And President Obama and Governor Romney have both indicated...  [read more]

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    The Apple I and the iPad

    Mar 19, 12 • 299 Views • No Comments

    Steve Jobs had been pruning Gravenstein apple trees at the All One Farm and was on one of his “fruitarian diets” when he and Steve Wozniak tried to figure out a name for their new firm. Rejecting Matrix, Executek and Personal Computers Inc., Jobs...  [read more]