Tag Archives: Economics

Writing Simply

Greg Mankiw writes about a carbon tax in the New York Times. Whether or not you agree with the economic arguments for the tax, it is easy to agree that Mankiw writes very well. Mankiw is a Professor at Harvard … Continue reading

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Tiger Moms and Indian Parenting

Amy Chua made waves with this piece in the Wall Street Journal. She also had a very successful Davos visit where she found herself debating Larry Summers, which is a daunting task, even on a subject that you might think … Continue reading

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Chart of the Day

This chart plots the trend line for Trade in Services as a percent of GDP. Trade in Services includes both imports and exports. The data is from the World Bank’s excellent databank. Till the mid 90s India’s Trade in Services … Continue reading

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Comparing Chinese Manufacturing and Indian Services

I was doing some number crunching for the book and came up with this chart. When you hear the phrase “outsourcing of jobs to India and China”, which you do often in American politics today, there is going to be … Continue reading

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Currency Wars and India

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in an interview to FT has said that he is “worried about the global situation” over rebalancing the global economy. At the heart of the matter is what can be called currency warfare. Money is cheap … Continue reading

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Where Will the Good Jobs Come From

Yglesias rebuts Ed Luce in the FT. First, Ed Luce: …a paradigm that has outlived its usefulness – the view that globalisation is an unmixed blessing for the US economy, and that America’s disappearing manufacturing jobs will be replaced by … Continue reading

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Why Pre Existing Conditions Must Go

In response to my previous post on healthcare reform, a reader writes in from India …Why should an insurer agree to insure a pre-existing condition? It does not make sense to expect a business to agree to a proposition wherein … Continue reading

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