Category Archives: economics

Poverty In America Versus Poverty Everywhere Else

The Heritage Foundation has a fascinating new article which uses US Census data to explore the nature of poverty in America. While the article should be read in full, for the moment let us just focus on the following graph. … Continue reading

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No, China Is Not Surpassing The US As The World’s Number One Economy This Year (UPDATED)

Today’s headline in the Financial Times declares, “China poised to pass US as world’s leading economic power this year”.  This headline is misleading, however, as deep in the article, it notes that it is using the gross GDP as adjusted … Continue reading

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Photo Of The Day: A Corner Store In Rural Japan

Rural Japan has been hit hard by the recession, and for better or for worse many Japanese are looking to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe for economic recovery. This rusty storefront has posters for the Liberal Democratic Party and local LDP … Continue reading

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America: Where Work Is Punished …

… and opportunity is disappearing. Zero Hedge has posted two charts that tell us all we need to know about the state of the US labor force today:

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