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GDP Weak, Housing, Manufacturing & Sentiment Strengthen: What We Learned During the Week of May 23 - 27

Economic growth during the 1st 3 months of 2016 was abysmal, but last week also gave us good news on manufacturing, the housing market and consumer sentiment. 759 more words


The US housing market is starting to boom

The evidence is piling up.

The latest indicator comes from the updated US GDP numbers published this morning, which showed the US growing at a… 212 more words

Leave Run By Idiots: Case Simple

If you want change the best way to achieve it is to do it incrementally and as nonthreatening as possible. Hence the Leave campaigns have a higher burden of proof than Remain and they have failed. 337 more words


Daily Obstruction: GDP & GDH


Empirical evidence of the human species’ valuing strife over happiness: the predominance of Capitalism over the guiding index of Gross Domestic Happiness. 29 more words

Daily Obstruction

Girl Rising

Last week I watched this amazing documentary on Netflix called Girl Rising. The focus of the documentary is the importance of access to education for girls, especially in developing countries. 793 more words

New Zealand Government Debt and Budget Balance 2003 - 2012

In today’s post I am going to look at the New Zealand government’s budget balance and debt over the period from 2003 to 2012. In particular, I am going to focus on changes in government debt in response to the global downturn of 2008/09 and some of the reasons for the country’s negative budget balance. 1,013 more words

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