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The Boiling Frog Syndrome

If you drop a frog in a pot of boiling water, it will of course frantically try to clamber out. But if you place it gently in a pot of tepid water and turn the heat on low, it will float there quite placidly. 1,304 more words

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Eating Like an American, Around the World

Pop quiz: What was America’s biggest export in 2013?

If you look at the official numbers, our biggest exports were capital goods and industrial supplies. 195 more words

Ghana - consolidated update

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This week is the final update on Ghana. The focus is on the economic and political trends so if you are mainly interested in the business implications please refer to the earlier Ghana update (2 weeks ago) or contact us on contact@africatrendsmatter.com. 671 more words

Times have changed.

The middle class is growing at an incredible pace.

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Why the American Dream has gone away (Part 1)

For several years I have been looking at the American middle-class from the point of a system engineer trying to understand why middle-class wages have stagnated while corporate profits have increased. 858 more words

Capitalism

US - Families in middle class make less than they did 5 years ago

The purchasing power of the typical American family is 3.1 percent lower now than it was five years ago. No wonder people are unhappy about the economy! 561 more words

United States

Tasha Kheiriddin: For Canadian politicians, middle-class Canada is the holy grail

This week in Waterloo, Ont., Conservative Finance Minister Joe Oliver promised that after balancing the books next year, “our first priority will be providing tax relief for hard working Canadian families … We want you to keep more of the money you work hard to earn so you can decide how to spend and save it.” The next day in Edmonton, Liberal leader Justin Trudeau… 594 more words

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