Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Where Are the Jobs in America?

According to the job search site Indeed Washington DC is the top place with 148 jobs per capita and is the top city in America you are most likely to find employment in during the third quarter of 2009.

Coming in second are Baltimore, MD and San Jose, CA. You can see the rankings at Indeed Job Trends map.

The bigger the dot the more jobs per capita or in other world the bigger the dots the more job posting Indeed has indexed for those cities. Though, with all the competition for just one job these days there will still be a rising rates of unemployment and it poses a major threat to further destabilizing the economy.

More analysis is need to see what type of jobs are being posted in Washington DC, San Jose, and Baltimore and how many people are hired within those industries on a monthly basis.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Is There an Alternative to GDP?

Gross Domestic Product, which measures the value of goods and services produced or provided in any given year, is the best-recognized measure of economic performance in the world. For many, a rise in economic growth - as measured by GDP is shorthand for a rise in living standards and an increase in well-being.

However, GDP has severe limitations as a human development indicator, as even one of the founders of the GDP concept Nobel Prize winning economist Simon Kuznets realized.

Do Schools Kill Creativity?

Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining and profound and insightful case for creating an education system that nurtures (rather than undermines) creativity.

Barry Schwartz On Our Loss of Wisdom Barry Schwartz makes a passionate call for practical wisdom as an antidote to a society gone mad with bureaucracy. He argues powerfully that rules often fail us, incentives often backfire, and practical, everyday wisdom will help rebuild our world.