Tag Archive: Economics

This 430 million days of unused paid vacation a year is so sad for Americans

You may have seen some of these stats — they’ve been on morning shows and evening news for a couple of days now. Basically, Americans don’t take as much vacation as they should;… Continue reading

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Home Depot just taught you something about the housing market

That video above is from a year ago, but the current Home Depot fiscal situation is seemingly a lot better — their second-quarter profit just climbed 14 percent and they’re trading at around $88/share… Continue reading

Is Tampa representative of the American city crossroads?

I have a lot of family in Florida, but admittedly I don’t know a ton about Tampa. I’ve always found that people in Florida tend to disparage areas that aren’t their own —… Continue reading

The great irony of business teamwork and why ‘together’ is a super-important word

Interesting article on Harvard Business Review right now. Follow the bouncing ball here: 1. As a species, humans weren’t big enough or scary enough to survive pre-historic times without banding together in groups. Hence, from an… Continue reading

ChromeBook could supplant iPads in schools because of a simple contextual functionality

This is a cool story — it initially appeared on The Atlantic, but I saw it over on Quartz, and ostensibly, it’s about the educational technology sector, which is damn near close to $10 billion/year… Continue reading

Between 2006 and 2012, income inequality increased in 226 U.S. metros

If you’re trying to figure out where exactly the Great Recession (or “Downturn”) of 2008 did the most damage in the United States, one way to explore that would be to look at rising inequality… Continue reading

Where are the most U.S. citizens in debt? San Jose and McAllen, Texas apparently.

77 million American adults — which is one-third of the populace — have debt in collections right now. The average – remember, I just typed “average” — American with a credit file has… Continue reading

Is it possible that almost everything about classic management advice is wrong?

We’ve talked about holacracy before, but it’s gaining a little bit of steam — specifically in areas like Silicon Valley and Seattle that are potentially a bit more forward-thinking as far as corporate… Continue reading