Posts Tagged ‘Simon Kuznets’

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    Marriage Data

    Dec 16, 11 • 331 Views • No Comments

    When a valid research study with dependable numbers says the marriage age has climbed to historic heights, should we assume its conclusions are valid? Not necessarily. In Economix, Catherine Rampell describes the problem. Her story begins with a Pew Research...  [read more]

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    Home Work

    Sep 3, 11 • 351 Views • No Comments

    More unemployed means more people at home. One study asked, what are the unemployed doing? During every day’s “foregone market work hours,” unemployed people are occupied with home production, leisure, and job search. The day’s time...  [read more]

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    Some Like It Hot?

    Oct 23, 10 • 291 Views • No Comments

    A warmer Detroit? A wetter New York? In the future world that UCLA professor Matthew Kahn describes, cities will adapt to climate change. Assuming that warming is gradual, populations will migrate and innovate. If San Diego becomes less habitable, people will...  [read more]

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    How Are We Spending Our Money?

    Aug 11, 10 • 302 Views • No Comments

    Has the recession changed how we spend? Here are the numbers that give some answers according to a summary from Michael Mandel, former BusinessWeek chief economist.: Since the 4th quarter of 2007, we have spent more on: 1) telephone equipment/up by 16.6% 2)...  [read more]

  • Challenging the GDP

    Sep 27, 09 • 324 Views • No Comments

    Articles describing Dr. Stiglitz’s conclusions about the weaknesses of the GDP omit one key piece of information. Can an equally objective statistic replace it? When Simon Kuznets developed the GDP concept during the 1930s, he selected quantifiable...  [read more]