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Is the collapse of productivity in the developed world really so close at hand?

The developed world may be facing another Malthusian moment. The first came at the end of the 18th century, when Thomas Malthus predicted dire consequences for humanity if population trends continued on their trajectory. 512 more words

NOTE FROM THE EDITOR: Your Passion Will Reveal Itself Again, Thank You Rob & Ed.

NOTE FROM THE EDITOR: Your Passion Will Reveal Itself Again. Thank you, Rob & Ed.

Last week standing the dining room of Hat City Kitchen staring out at the clock on Forest Street. 988 more words


The Inherently Arbitrary Nature of Measuring Everything, GDP Edition

GDP is “the size of our economy,” the sum total of goods and services produced by “our economy” consolidated into a single dollar figure. In case you didn’t already know this, how big it is, and how fast its growing, is considered by many observers to be important. 851 more words

Can U.S. Economic Growth Be Speeded Up?

It is widely recognized and deplored, see here and here, that economic growth in the U.S. has been very slow, averaging only 2% per year, since the end of the Great Recession in June 2009. 263 more words

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The secret but vital to know number in today's economic news

Summary: Economists get excited about aggregate GDP (today’s hot economic news dot). People — you, me, our neighbors — care about per capita GDP… 807 more words


Huggie Mug


My favourite little coffee time secret, my little hug me mugs. These come in cute candy colours, and while I have a thing for turquoise, the pink is also just adorable.. 104 more words


Handing knowledge down the years

Cambridge University Library has a small but perfectly formed exhibition called Lines of Thought running until September to mark the 600th anniversary of its founding in 1416. 985 more words