Economic production of the human race

XKCD money$2.4 quadrillion ($2,396,950,000,000,000)

Over at xkcd.com is an incredibly powerful diagram that maps out the immense flow of money that seems to dictate the course of humanity.  To call it an infographic seems to cheapen the level of research and design effort that went into this particular data map.   Continue reading

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Freelancing revolution

45.3%

A recent study of freelance professionals found that the average freelance salary in 2010 was $68,000, 45.3% greater than the average US income of $46,800.  In addition, fewer than 10% of independent contractors said that they would prefer a traditional job.   Continue reading

Size of the global e-conomy

$8 trillion ($8,000,000,000,000)

McKinsey & Company recently undertook the daunting task of measuring the size and financial impact of the “e-conomy” and what they found is staggering.   Continue reading

Would you pay $20 for a club sandwich?

Would you pay $20 for a club sandwich? || “World’s most expensive cities” http://ow.ly/5CWF3

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Clean technology is a key to the U.S. economy

Clean technology is a key to the U.S. economy || “Google report suggests huge payout for clean technology expansion” http://ow.ly/5sTra

 

Promote investment and innovation; the right kind of stimulus

Promote investment and innovation; the right kind of stimulus – “Obama to Propose Tax Write-Off for Capital Investments” http://ht.ly/2AspW

So much for the recovery; new jobless claims climb

So much for the recovery; new jobless claims climb – “U.S. Jobless Filings at Highest Point Since November” http://ht.ly/2rRT8 #economy