News Stories relating to "economy"
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
If there isn't a big enough middle class, it hurts EVERYBODY
can still listen to this show), because historically, times like this have led to recessions and even depressions. This is because middle...
Monday, July 30, 2012
Our bodies may be modern, but our BRAINS are still prehistoric--at least according to one researcher, who says that our minds, bodies, businesses, governments, and social institutions are no longer capable of coping with the rapid rate of change in technology.
William Davidow, formerly head of the microprocessor division at Intel,...
Thursday, April 5, 2012
So why are gas prices so high? High international oil prices are bad news for everyone--even for oil-producing countries. People who have to pay $4 for a gallon of gas don't have money to spend on other things, and eventually even gas consumption goes down, as people turn to other modes of transportation. For a long time, it was assumed that...
Monday, January 23, 2012
There are signs that China may not be doing as well economically as it claims to be, and those signs are: skyscrapers. According to a study by Barclays Capital, the building of skyscrapers over the last 140 years is a sure indicator of an imminent crash. The construction boom that produced both New York's Chrysler and Empire State buildings...
Monday, November 14, 2011
In theory, older people and people with higher levels of education should be more financially stable
and have an easier time affording their homes, but since the economy has become such a horror show
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
The acute economic downturn
that began in 2008 sometimes is called the "mancession" to reflect its harsher impact on men than women. As recently as last November, over 10% of adult men were unemployed
Friday, September 2, 2011
What can be done to create more JOBS
? ONE thing we can do is become more bored, because boredom leads to the kind of innovation that creates new kinds of employment.
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
We recently told you which cities in the world are most likely to be destroyed by an asteroid impact
. While congress argues about tax and spending cuts, we can now tell you which US metro region is most likely to come out of the current ECONOMIC impact relatively unscathed.
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Not eat? Not exactly... - We're all terrified of the current recession. What can we do to save ourselves? Well, one thing we CAN do is DIET!
US food production wastes a lot of food, up and down the entire food chain, and most of that has to do with corn! Researchers have calculated how much energy, money and carbon...
Sunday, December 5, 2004
First, a prominent economist predicts an economiccatastrophe. Then, an OPEC announcement states that the oilconsortium anticipates a massive decline in oil consumptionin the second quarter of this year.
Morgan Stanley?s chief economist, Stephen Roach, is a wellknown economic pessimist, but even he doesn?t usuallypredict anything close...