So, I'm taking a course about the geography of economic activities. For a project, we're tasked with picking a "packaged food, a cleaning product, or a personal care product" (per the instructions). We are then tasked with using the label and the manufacturers' customer's hotlines to determine "where that product is manufactured; second, what inputs/components/ingredients are used to make the product; and then, where do those inputs/components/ingredients come from." Lastly we're supposed to creatively visualize our findings, most probably in map form. [more inside]
I’ve received a rather unlikely invitation to attend the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos. What can I expect? What shall I do in preparation, and at the event, in order to maximise the opportunity? [more inside]
As part of our schools enrichment program, I'd like to do an intro to global politics and economics for 12-16 year old students. As a culminating activity, I'd like to run a few different simulations to give the students a chance to put their new knowledge to work. More snowflake specifics inside. [more inside]
So, how bad will the forecasted financial crisis be in 2013/eurogeddon? and what could be read to refute the total gloom and doom of these guys? And if the world economy starts sliding, what are the early signs before the shit really hits the fan?
With the potential of a global economic collapse, should I cash out & take on lots of debt? [more inside]
My understanding of economic history is rather poor. I couldn't even substantiate my primitive views of how the industrial first world's economy is structured, much less hold any views of how the economics of past communities were structured. So it's rather obvious that I would want to remedy this. [more inside]
Sources about social and economic impact of groundnut growing in Africa. Groundnut=Peanut [more inside]
How can I overlay global literacy and economic (poverty) data onto a map? [more inside]
Infographics: How to visualize a country? [more inside]
I've been enjoying economic documentaries lately. Help me find some more! [more inside]
Framing urban/regional planning as economic development, are there any great or just widely accepted numbers out there on this? [more inside]
What was the extent of the international impact of the American Great Depression compared to the economic crisis today? What are (scholarly) resources that might help answer this question?
How do I get out of a career trap of my own making? [more inside]
How has the process of renting an apartment in Brooklyn changed because of the current economic crisis? [more inside]
Why is the (supposed) story about libraries and the recession seemingly spontaneously appearing in every single newspaper this week? [more inside]
How do many businesses selling the same things at the same prices stay in business without differentiating themselves or asking a lower price?
EconomicsFilter: how do many businesses selling the same things at the same prices stay in business without differentiating themselves or asking a lower price? [more inside]
I'm looking for econometric analysis of the Australian housing market and the medium-term risk of a crash in prices. I'm particularly interested in information about Canberra house prices. Something like Calculated Risk, with lots of data and layman-level explanations of its probable import, would be perfect.
I'm a US citizen, while my wife is from Canada, and is in the US on a K3 visa while we work on getting her Green Card. The downside of this is that until she gets either that Green Card or a work permit, she can't be employed in the US. I filed my taxes as "Married Filing Jointly," and was informed that because she has an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number, rather than a Social Security Number, I would not be getting my "Economic Stimulus (Bush Bribe)" check. Does anyone understand the rationale here? Why does her status preclude my receiving my payment?
[Attention-Citation-Officers-Filter]: I am clueless as to the proper way of citing financial documents in the course of my writing. The Chicago Manual of Style has left me high and dry. Hope me! [more inside]
[TaxReturnFilter] Should I file my tax return before this economic stimulus package is passed through Congress? [more inside]
How do you deal with the anxiety around the economic and global clusterfcuk? It's been keeping me awake for years, and increasingly so. I recycle, I write my representatives. I eat local, organic, take public transport.. I just can't not feel trapped and sometimes just completely terrified. [more inside]
Why is economic growth necessary? [more inside]
What would be the short and long term results of economic sanctions against America? [more inside]