Posts Tagged ‘unemployment’

  • The Panama Canal Project Facilitates World Trade.

    A Made in the USA Mandate

    Jul 20, 12 • 722 Views • No Comments

    To introduce our first international trade discussion in class, I usually ask students to check where their clothing and shoes have been made. Finding labels that say “Made in China, Made in Thailand, Made in Peru…,” they first see how trade......  [read more]

  • Obama/Biden and Romney/Ryan Issues

    Election Economics: Assessing Outsourcing

    Jul 16, 12 • 1449 Views • 4 Comments

    Until November 6, at econlife, Mondays will be about presidential election economics. In 2004, when President Bush’s Council of Economic Advisers chairman, Harvard professor Greg Mankiw, was lambasted for saying, “… I think outsourcing is a......  [read more]

  • It’s All About Henry

    Jul 7, 12 • 664 Views • No Comments

    Are you a DINK, a YUPPIE, or a HENRY? Double Income, No Kids Young  Upwardly Mobile Urban Professionals High Earners, Not Rich Yet.   Our economic recovery might depend on Henry. Earning from $100,000-$250,000, the Henrys are in the top 20% income......  [read more]

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    More Polarization

    Jul 6, 12 • 604 Views • No Comments

    On Apple’s website, they say that they are responsible for creating 514,000 jobs. Apple cites 304,000 jobs in transportation, manufacturing and engineering that directly and indirectly relate to Apple design, production and distribution. Beyond, they......  [read more]

  • Tomatoes

    Tomatoes, Health Care and Unintended Consequences

    Jun 30, 12 • 418 Views • No Comments

    Trying to make pretty tomatoes, plant breeders inadvertently created a tasteless fruit. It all started 70 years ago with a gene mutation that evenly ripened tomatoes. Seeing the commercial potential of uniformly colored bright red tomatoes, growers bred the......  [read more]