Early Bird Headlines 03 March 2015
Econintersect: Here are some of the headlines we found to help you start your day. For more headlines see our afternoon feature for GEI members, What We Read Today, which has many more headlines and a number of article discussions to keep you abreast of what we have found interesting.
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by John Mauldin, Thoughts from the Frontline
Some things never change. Here is Eugen von Bohm-Bawerk, one of the founding intellectuals of the Austrian school of economics, writing in January 1914, lambasting politicians for their complicity in the corruption of monetary policy:
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Infographic Of The Day: Homeless Transgender Youth
Transgender people can be straight, gay, lesbian or bisexual. Q stands for questioning – someone who is questioning their sexual and/or gender orientation. Sometimes, the Q stands for “queer,” a term reclaimed by some LGBTs for political reasons.
by Dirk Ehnts, Econoblog101
The title of this post was taken from a paper by Josef Mensik, a colleague of mine from Brno in the Czech Republic. The abstract starts like this:
by Elliott Morss, Morss Global FinanceIntroduction
We have all heard the positive sounding news: fourth quarter revenues of US$362 million, a 121% increase from third quarter of 2014; contract sales of $402 million, which is a 140% increase from the third quarter of 2014. These numbers are really a testimony to just how bad the Chinese real estate market was the third quarter.
Econintersect: The consolidated economic report from the 12 Federal Reserve Districts (Beige Book) said "that economic activity continued to expand across most regions and sectors from early January through mid-February". The previous report said "that national economic activity continued to expand during the reporting period of mid-November through late December, with most Districts reporting a "modest" or "moderate" pace of growth". Seems like the rate of growth is unchanged.