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Turn your back on opulence, America - Umair Haque - CSMonitor.comJune 2011
Quote: The above is what you might call an "outcomes gap": a chasm between what our economy produces and what you might call a meaningfully well-lived life, what the ancient Greeks called eudaemonia. While often translated as "happiness," eudaemonia is actually a bit more complicated. A better translation would be "flourishing."
happiness  csmonitor  opinion  flourishing  economics  economy  well-being 
june 2011 by pierredv
The growing US jobs challenge - McKinsey June 2011
"It could take more than five years—longer than after any postwar downturn—to replace the millions of jobs lost to the 2008–09 recession. "
us  employment  economy  growth  x:mckinsey 
june 2011 by pierredv
The 12 States of America - The Atlantic
looks a lot like Dante Chinni's stuff from the Monitor: monied burbs, evangelical epicenters, immigation nation, military bastions etc.
maps  geography  visualization  economy  demographics  usa  statistics  theAtlantic  via:gmsv  ** 
march 2011 by pierredv
How to Make an American Job Before It's Too Late: Andy Grove - Bloomberg
"Friedman is wrong. Startups are a wonderful thing, but they cannot by themselves increase tech employment. "
"You could say, as many do, that shipping jobs overseas is no big deal because the high-value work -- and much of the profits -- remain in the U.S. That may well be so. But what kind of a society are we going to have if it consists of highly paid people doing high-value-added work -- and masses of unemployed? "
economy  innovation  technology  growth  opinion  via:kevinschofield 
july 2010 by pierredv

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