Posts Tagged ‘Mount Everest’

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

    How Wrong Are BLS Jobs Numbers?

    Jun 7, 14 • 392 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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    Everest Economics

    Jan 30, 12 • 275 Views • No Comments

    Having no inclination to climb Mount Everest, I have always been fascinated by its economic connection. Now, hearing that Prince Harry was considering the ascent as a part of his “Walking for the Wounded,” it reminded me that Everest is all about...  [read more]

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    Real Statistics

    Jul 31, 11 • 259 Views • No Comments

    How high is Mount Everest? No one really knows. China says 29,017 feet, Nepal, 29,028, and the National Geographic Society, 29,035. We don’t even agree about sea level. The U.S. uses the St. Lawrence River in Quebec. But the U.K uses another baseline....  [read more]