Monthly Archives: September 2010

Boring phrase — crucial concept

source: OECD, open-thinking.com Global growth has experienced what economists call a ‘structural break’: the centre of growth is moving steadily toward final demand in the developing world. This is a profound change. Unlike most episodes of broad growth in middle- … Continue reading

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Income equality and commitment to secondary education

source: World Bank, IMF, open-thinking.com The 50 countries above have annual income per capita of USD 5000 or greater. Correlation does not equal causation. But there’s sure some intuitive sense here. On balance, why would the rich pay for the … Continue reading

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Open-thinking.com in the EIU

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Northern Europe to the rescue

It’s the UK, Greece, Spain and Ireland that have withdrawn demand support from the EU27. GUKIS? Their combined imports from fellow EU27 economies at the top of the boom (2006) were 657 billion euros. In 2010, that figure is likely … Continue reading

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