Post Tagged with: "economy"

A Post-GDP World? How to Measure Real Progress in America

A Post-GDP World? How to Measure Real Progress in America

February 28, 2014 at 2:02 pm

HUFFINGTON POST 02/28/13 By Michael Shank, Ben Beachy and Justin Talbot Zorn Momentum is quickly building to redefine, restructure, or replace the statistical measure that has long served as the unofficial “headline indicator” of progress in the United States: Gross Domestic Product (GDP). This is good news. GDP, as we […]

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Here’s Why The U.S. Needs To Upgrade Economic Indicators

Here’s Why The U.S. Needs To Upgrade Economic Indicators

February 26, 2014 at 4:02 pm

POLITIX 02/26/14 By Michael Shank, Ben Beachy and Justin Talbot Zorn Momentum is quickly building to redefine, restructure, or replace the statistical measure that has long served as the unofficial “headline indicator” of progress in the United States: Gross Domestic Product (GDP). This is good news. GDP, as we currently […]

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Increasing the Peace Can Reduce the Debt

Increasing the Peace Can Reduce the Debt

April 2, 2012 at 10:17 pm

ROLL CALL 04/02/12 By Michael Shank and Former Republican Congressman Wayne Gilchrest (R-MD) Three months in and 2012 is setting trans-Atlantic records for harsher-than-normal austerity measures and disillusioned voters. East of the Atlantic, Greece struggles to regain footing while Portugal, Italy and Spain teeter on the brink. West of it, […]

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Crime and the Economy are Directly Related

Crime and the Economy are Directly Related

September 5, 2008 at 9:23 pm

FINANCIAL TIMES 09/05/08 By Michael Shank Sir, In an apparent editorial about-face (“Crime and the credit crunch”, September 2), you claim that larger police forces and harsher prison sentences are responsible for lower levels of crime and that the link between economic growth and crime is weak. This is hardly […]

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