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“Sequestration, spending caps, and reduced war spending will together reduce real federal consumption and gross investment by 11% over the next two years, ” according to Alec Phillips, an economist at Goldman Sachs. “That’s a very big drop in a … Continue reading
Measured by Average Life Expectancy is the U.S. Getting a Good Return for the Investment in High Healthcare Costs?
Measured by Average Life Expectancy is the U.S. Getting a Good Return for the Investment in High Healthcare Costs? The answer appears to be no, according to the analysis by Mary Meeker’s excellent report – USA, Inc. In addition, Meeker find the … Continue reading
Be sure to read the “Related post” after reading this Reuters report. ________________________________________________ Via Reuters - The United States will overtake Saudi Arabia and Russia as the world’s top oil producer by 2017, the West’s energy agency said on Monday, predicting Washington … Continue reading
Contrary to what you may have heard U.S. fossil fuel production is at an all time high (first graph), producing almost 85% of its fossil fuel consumption (second graph). Related posts U.S. … Continue reading
A real world experiment has been running since the onset of the recession. The U.S. decided to utilize a Keynesian stimulus program while Great Britain adopted the Tories’ austerity program. Which country is doing better? According to research conducted by … Continue reading
The U.S. has made significant gains in oil production and there are even headlines indicating the U.S. is poised to surpass Saudi Arabia! What does the evidence have to say about this claim? Here’s an informative piece via Jen Alic … Continue reading
The World Economic Forum ranks 144 countries on global competitiveness. The most interesting and troubling finding is that the U.S. has dropped in ranking for four years in a row. The criteria for the rankings include availability of capital, flexibility of … Continue reading
The Census Bureau has released new Gini coefficients, revealing levels of inequality across America. WonkWire utilized the data to produce the following graph depicting variation in inequality across the U.S. with the greatest overall concentration of inequality in the South. … Continue reading