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The Economy Is Better — Why Don't Voters Believe It? | FiveThirtyEight


Nov 12, 2015 ... Statistics showing improvement in the economy are misleading if not outright lies. ... and 29.8 percent said they expect it to be even worse a year from now. ... Iowa, I heard much of the same economic unease and political frustration ... Local leaders brag that they were able to complete the restoration of a ...

The Inefficiency of Local Food - Freakonomics Freakonomics


Nov 14, 2011 ... But unless the most basic laws of economics cease to hold, the smallholder ... But implicit in the argument that local farming is better for the ..... This is only a concern though if the local food movement is intent on providing the same level of ... Look at the plant foods on your breakfast plate: toast, bagels, ...

Which party is best for the economy? It's not even close - Daily Kos


Sep 2, 2012 ... Dear Republicans, Democrats are not going to save your sorry asses on Obamacare repeal ..... The stock market does far better under Democrats. ..... to state and local governments, the GOP filibustered the bill in the Senate. ... claims that "President Obama made the economy worse," the Romney and ...

Economic Inequality: It's Far Worse Than You Think - Scientific ...


Mar 31, 2015 ... Share on Facebook ... According to Pew Research, most Americans believe the economic system ... Again, the patterns were the same for all subgroups, regardless of ... Interestingly, poorer and politically conservative participants thought ... the more sinister belief that the less fortunate don't deserve better).

Is Local Food Better? | Worldwatch Institute


Local food's claimed benefits are driving health- and environment-conscious ... the environmental effects and then, in our July/August issue, the economic .... it's better to purchase something grown locally than the same thing grown far away. .... the reasons that I buy locally, is because you can actually know your farmer and...

Economic scarring: The long-term impacts of the recession ...


Sep 30, 2009 ... A recession, therefore, should not be thought of as a one-time event that ... uses a simple accounting framework to better judge the impacts on the economy. .... Poorer families can lead to less opportunity and worse economic ... are significantly related to new firm formations in the same [Local Market Area].

U.S. Economy Better Than Thought, but Still Weak - The New York ...


Economy. U.S. Economy Better Than Thought, but Still Weak. By NELSON D. SCHWARTZ MAY 27, 2016. Continue reading the main story Share This Page.

For richer, for poorer | The Economist


Oct 13, 2012 ... Growing inequality is one of the biggest social, economic and political ... Including capital gains, the share of national income going to the ... If everyone in a group has the same income, the Gini coefficient is 0; .... income disparities that makes sense whatever your attitude towards fairness. ... Local action.

Mine, all mine | The Economist


Jan 21, 2012 ... Dreams under your feet ... of 2011 Mongolia's economy grew by 21% compared with the same period in ... Notional shares in this project have already been distributed ... He finds UB going from bad to worse, as more people come to town ... Such a massive undertaking is bound to distort the local economy ...

A Good Way to Wreck a Local Economy: Build Casinos - The Atlantic


Aug 7, 2014 ... Nor is downscale America sharing much in the post-2009 recovery. ... Cities are authorizing more casinos for exactly the same reason that the ... have accepted a sucker's bet: local economies that look worse than ever, ... Being a doctor is supposed to be about putting other people's needs before your own.

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5 facts about economic inequality | Pew Research Center


Jan 7, 2014 ... With issues of economic inequality becoming more prominent, a "5 Facts" ... Local differences weren't the same, say between 1929 an 2008? ..... This is why it's time for the rich to pay their fair share and finally give back ... I think you need to explain how redistribution policies make income inequal...

Why inequality is worse for your wallet than a weak economy - The ...


Jun 9, 2016 ... Why inequality is worse for your wallet than a weak economy ... In one model, growth changes but inequality stays the same. ... The second one is a school of thought that I have some sympathy for but that I think ... the rise in finance (as a share of the economy) — you do not see the benefits of it in terms of ...

10 Essential Economic Truths Liberals Need to Learn - Forbes


Jun 5, 2014 ... Here are the most important economic lessons for them to learn. ... created are only in place of other jobs the same money would have produced if ... However, saving is as good for the economy as consumer spending (or better). ... nations are the wealthiest in the long run if they save a share of their income ...