BNI per indbygger et mål af per-capita nationalindkomsten, som ofte anvendes ved sammenligning af forskellige landes velstand. Den beregnes på grundlag af Bruttonationalindkomsten, et af de begreber, som indgår i nationalregnskabsligningen. Atlas metoden er en mere præcis måde at omregne valutaer…
The employment to population ratio indikerer hvor effektivt en økonomi stiller jobs til rådighed for dem der ønsker job
Labor force participation rate angiver størrelsen af den del af befolkningen der er 15 år eller ældre og som er økonomisk aktive. Dvs. de mennesker der yder arbejdskraft til produktion af varer og services i en specifik tidsperiode.
Vi skal være glade for amerikanernes overvågning. Det forhindrer terrorangreb, siger statsministeren. via Helle Thorning forsvarer NSA’s digitale spionage | Version2.
Paul Craig Roberts — Incipient Fascist State
Paul Craig Roberts (born April 3, 1939) is an American economist and a columnist for Creators Syndicate. He served as an Assistant Secretary of the Treasury in the Reagan Administration and was noted as a co-founder of Reaganomics. He is a former editor and columnist for the Wall Street Journal, Business Week, and Scripps Howard News Service. He has testified before congressional committees on 30 occasions on issues of economic policy.
Anyone who doesn’t believe that the US is an incipient fascist state needs only to consult the latest assault on civil liberty by Fox News (sic). Instead of informing citizens, Fox News (sic) informs on citizens. Jason Ditz reports (antiwar.com Dec. 28) that Fox News (sic) “no longer content to simply shill for a growing police state,” turned in a grandmother to the Department of Homeland Security formaking “anti-American comments.”
The euro-zone economy: The long road back | The Economist
Europe is to be congratulated on avoiding a Depression (in most of its member states) and a catastrophic break-up (for now). But if Europe’s leaders are wise they would use this occasion not to celebrate but to reflect on just how badly they have performed, and to get busy learning from their mistakes.
Snowden kan redde USA fra at blive et Stasi-samfund
Snowdens afsløringer af en hidtil uset overvågning af almindelige borgeres digitale spor og teletrafik giver os en chance for at tilbagerulle, hvad der reelt svarer til et kup imod den amerikanske forfatning, skriver Daniel Ellsberg — manden der i 1971 lækkede Pentagon-papirerne til New York Times
Google, Facebook, Apple, Microsoft and Even More Tech Companies Caught Spying For the US NSA | Gizmodo UK
Wow. Nothing is sacred. The Washington Post has discovered that the US’ National Security Agency and the FBI have teamed up to tap into the servers of nine US tech companies—Microsoft, Google, Facebook, Apple, you name it—and have extracted e-mails, photographs, audio, video, documents and connection logs. They basically have free reign to take whatever they want. And they’ve been doing it since 2007
5 Scary Myths You Probably Believe About the Economy | Cracked.com
Pundits love to tell us that the American economy is circling the drain due to the recession and politicians throwing money out the window like it’s made of bees. To hear them say it, America is always just on the cusp of a Mad Max-style blasted hellscape.
But in the midst of all that doom and gloom, there are a whole bunch of very smart people saying that things aren’t nearly as bad as the inflammatory headlines make it look. We aren’t saying they’re right (spoiler alert: nobody can actually predict the economy), but there’s no reason why we should always assume the pessimists are right, either. So if nothing else, it will improve your mood a bit to hear …