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In-work poverty is the real crisis facing Theresa May

In the main I do agree with this article, but to further understand the problem, in-work needs to be further described. Over the years many good wage/salary jobs have been lost and while other jobs or employment prospects  have been created, but just what are they.   166 more words

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The 5 Best Countries to Live In

Money, it does not seem, buy happiness, at least country by country. The advancement of a nation is often confused with economic growth. 1,258 more words

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Height, Nutrition and Living Standards in Nineteenth Century New Zealand

In the aftermath of WWII heights were almost identical in the North and South of the ethnically homogeneous Korean Peninsula. Today the divergence between the capitalist South and the centrally planned North can not only be… 1,614 more words

(What's Left of) Our Economy: New Report Suggests Historic Problems with Manufacturing Productivity

For several months at least, major economists – though not major politicians – have worried about slumping American productivity growth, and with good reason: As I’ve written many times… 451 more words

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Most things are getting cheaper

HISTORIC: For 5th month in a row, spending on energy in Apr. was <4% of consumer spending Thanks #fracking & #shale pic.twitter.com/baCugD69Rp

— Mark J. Perry (@Mark_J_Perry) May 31, 2016

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(What's Left of) Our Economy: Americans are Still Pretty Unproductive

In her breathlessly awaited speech yesterday in Philadelphia, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen argued that “Over time, productivity growth is the key determinant of improvements in living standards, supporting higher pay for workers without increased costs for employers.” 572 more words

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