Posts Tagged ‘economics‘

Co-ops are the future of the American economy

Worker ownership and management aren’t cure-alls for America’s cancerous concentrations of wealth and political power. But they are viable ways to organize our economy so that those who do the work receive an increasing share, if not the full product, of their labor. This is

5 Rules Of Tomorrow’s Bottom Line

“Using GDP as the main assessment method has caused a lot of problems, like unequal income distribution, problems with the social welfare system and environmental costs,” explained Xie Yaxuan, head of macroeconomic analysis at China Merchants Securities in Shenzhen. This trend struck a powerful chord

The Internet and the connection economy turn the economics of mass on its head. It’s now cheaper and more efficient to make edgy, amazing products for the weird edge cases (who are listening and talking and who care) than it is to push yet another

Lessons from Emerging Markets: Africa

Link: Lessons from Emerging Markets: Africa With more than a billion people, Africa is home to 16 of the world’s 30 fastest-growing economies. Yet the continent is often overlooked, which we believe is related to a lack of advertising around its own potential. But with

Confronting the end of ‘offline’ | SmartPlanet

Link: Confronting the end of ‘offline’ | SmartPlanet Lots of companies know about you,” Athey said. “But knowing what you want to buy now — that contextual information is so much more powerful.” It’s why search ads sell better than display ads. The problem? “If

Economics does it have any use? | No Straight Lines

Link: Economics does it have any use? | No Straight Lines Theory vs. people: Andrew W. Lo makes the point, which causes me great anxiety that there is an overt emphasis on theoretical models and maths. This to me defies common sense simply because economics

The widening gaps within many countries are beginning to worry even the plutocrats. A survey for the World Economic Forum meeting at Davos pointed to inequality as the most pressing problem of the coming decade (alongside fiscal imbalances). In all sections of society, there is

Unlocking the potential of emerging-market cities (all goes East and South)

Link: Unlocking the potential of emerging-market cities (all goes East and South) This urbanization wave is shifting the world’s economic balance toward the east and south at unprecedented speed and scale. It will create an over-four-billion-strong global “consumer class” by 2025, up from around one

The New Suburban Poverty – Lisa McGirr via NYTimes.com

Link: The New Suburban Poverty – Lisa McGirr via NYTimes.com stoweboyd: The suburban and homogenous USA has become a thing of the past, and rising suburban poverty and the flight of the wealthy to exclusive exurbs and gentrified urban neighborhoods is leading to suburban infrastructure