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The Value of an Hour of Work

The Value of an Hour of Work
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Funny Sex Facts: An Infographic – Healthy Times Blog If you wish to use this image on your site please use the embed code below. <a href=” mce_href=” mce_src=” alt=”Funny Sex Facts: An Infographic” width=”610″ border=”0″ title=”Funny Sex Facts” /></a><br />[Source: <a href=" mce_href=" alt="Healthy Times Blog">Healthy Times Blog</a>] Check out some really cool posts from other blogs... Interactive - NatGeoMag Population The World of Seven Billion The map shows population density; the brightest points are the highest densities. Each country is colored according to its average annual gross national income per capita, using categories established by the World Bank (see key below). Some nations— like economic powerhouses China and India—have an especially wide range of incomes. But as the two most populous countries, both are lower middle class when income is averaged per capita.

Primary Commodity Prices [ Biz/ed Virtual Developing Country ] The Virtual Developing Country is a case study of Zambia. There are a series of field trips available looking at different issues connected with economic development. This trip is the Copper Tour and this page looks at the factors affecting the price of primary commodities like copper and why the prices may fluctuate. Theories Price Movements of Primary Commodities Next theory - The Arguments for Privatisation >> Copper is an example of a primary commodity. The demand for the metal still remains high however new technologies such as fibre optics are being discovered that can substitute for copper. The prices of many primary commodities have shown two noticeable characteristics: They often exhibit a downward trend over time They are prone to fluctuations How does economic theory explain this? Downward trend in their prices? Supply factors An increase in the supply of the commodities due to improvements in the technology e.g. development and use of fertilizers and pesticides.

Why It's Important To Integrate Honesty Into Your Brand “Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain!” yelled the Wizard of Oz in a fit of hysteria, as the secret of his human-ness was unveiled. This quote, of course, is from the 1939 classic fantasy film The Wizard of Oz. And in this specific scene, Dorothy and her gang have broken into the Wizard’s chamber, where little dog Toto opens a green satin curtain to expose the ultimate sham--an ordinary man operating a panel of wheels and levers while speaking into a microphone. There is no great and powerful wizard. This line would become one of the most ironic lines of the 20th century, largely because, as a culture, we did not successfully interpret its implication. Over the course of the following decades, we would permit ourselves to be duped into taking things at face value, especially when it came to the influence of big brands. The standard approach for most companies was to focus on how they looked--all brand botox and no heart. But there’s a simple solution.

World debt comparison: The global debt clock Gun Owners We were going to call this topic Gun Nuts. Then we realized the folks we'd be making fun of are armed. )){u='h Just The Facts The issue of gun ownership, and the obsessive, nay hysterical, arguments over it, leave most non-Americans totally baffled. Types of Gun Owners The Normal But, I'm left handed ... The vast majority of gun owners buy a gun, learn and actually follow the rules of gun safety. The Criminal It is a tool of the trade. The Fearful The fearful are voted most likely to kill an innocent bystander by their gun safety class. The Hunter The hunter owns guns for one reason only. As long as you follow the two rules of hunting - "You wound it, you track and kill it," and "You kill it, you eat it" we are totally fine with this. The "Over-compensator" Likes owning a gun for the feeling of power over life and death it gives him. The Collector Mostly harmless, the gun collector can give you chapter and verse on every gun ever made. The Scary Dude This guy is just like the collector.

Infographic Of The Day: Cellphone Calls Reveal The United States's Invisible Ties | Co.Design The lines between states and even countries are pretty arbitrary: The ties you have with people 50 miles away aren't going to be too-much affected by some imaginary line drawn up 200 years ago. What if you could remap the United States -- not by geography, but rather social ties? MIT's Senseable City Lab has done just that, by analyzing mobile-phone calling patterns across the country. By looking at calls between cellphones, they've revealed states and cities that are closely connected -- and similarly, regions which aren't nearly as closely connected as you'd think. You see all sorts of super-states emerge: Arizona and New Mexico are closely bound, as are Western Pennsylvania and West Virginia, The Carolinas, Louisiana and Mississippi, Alabama and Georgia, New York and New Jersey, and all of the New England states. With the biggest states, it's something different. That's relatively rare: Only a few states, such as Colorado, Ohio, and Indiana, are marked by such insularity.

Rostow's Model [ Biz/ed Virtual Developing Country ] The Virtual Developing Country is a case study of Zambia. There are a series of field trips available looking at different issues connected with economic development. This trip is the Copper Tour and this page looks at Rostow''s Model- the Stages of Economic Development. Theories Rostow's Model- the Stages of Economic Development Next theory - Models of Demographic Transition >> In 1960, the American Economic Historian, WW Rostow suggested that countries passed through five stages of economic development. Stage 1 Traditional Society The economy is dominated by subsistence activity where output is consumed by producers rather than traded. Stage 2 Transitional Stage (the preconditions for takeoff) Increased specialisation generates surpluses for trading. Stage 3 Take Off Industrialisation increases, with workers switching from the agricultural sector to the manufacturing sector. Stage 4 Drive to Maturity The economy is diversifying into new areas.

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