Category Archives: Americans’ Confidence in the Economy

How taxation creates an under-the-table economy in Greece

TWO out of three Greek workers either understate their earnings or fail to disclose them to the taxman altogether, according to Stephen Hall, an adviser to the Bank of Greece. Last year an estimated 24% of all economic activity in … Continue reading

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Who controls the world’s wealth?

GLOBAL wealth has increased from $117 trillion in 2000 to $262 trillion this year. That comes to $56,000 for each adult on earth. But the fortune is far from evenly distributed. In 1906 the Italian economist Vilfredo Pareto observed that … Continue reading

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Americans believe It will take generations to recover from the not so Great Recession

As they continue to struggle with the effects of the Great Recession, publics in advanced economies are pessimistic about the financial prospects for the next generation. Most of those surveyed in richer nations think children in their country will be … Continue reading

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Americans are less optimistic about their children's future than Asians

A DREAM has motivated humanity for as long as parents have dreamed: that whatever life brings, it will be better for the next generation. In the West secular economic decline and the aftermath of the global financial crisis have changed … Continue reading

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Technology helps some and hurts some

If there is a technological revolution in progress, rich economies could be forgiven for wishing it would go away. Workers in America, Europe and Japan have been through a difficult few decades. In the 1970s the blistering growth after the … Continue reading

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A new global survey finds that only 36% of Americans see corporations as a source of 'hope.' In China it's 84%

The U.S. public is divided on whether corporations are a source of “hope” (36%) or “fear” (37%). In China they have far fewer concerns, with 84% saying corporations are a source of “hope.” More than half (51%) of the U.S. … Continue reading

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New jobs won't cure the economic problems

AMERICAN workers have had no news this good for years. In June employers added 288,000 jobs, bringing the total for the year to 1.4m, the best six-month stretch since 2006. Unemployment has sunk to 6.1%, the lowest rate in almost … Continue reading

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Americans still optimistic about their dreams of grandeur

In 2012 the top 1% of earners in America brought home nearly 20% of the income, their highest share since 1927.In 2012 the top 1% of earners in America brought home nearly 20% of the income, their highest share since 1927. That said, the … Continue reading

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Americans feel better about their jobs

WASHINGTON, D.C. — More than one in three Americans (35%) say now is a good time to find a quality job. While not high on an absolute basis, this percentage is the highest since December 2007, the starting point of … Continue reading

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Our daily thoughts change impact our daily life (心量要大,自我要小)

通常人都只看到自己,看不到他人。仼何的思緒都是是圍繞著個人打轉,種種的追求世都跟自己有𨶹,包括財産家庭榮譽權勢名位等。事實上人出生時只是一點點,活著也是一點點,死的時候也是一點點,站起來時也是一點點,躺下來也是一點點,不管走到哪裡都是一點點而已。但 是幾乎每一個人都覺得自己很大,很了不起,好像天下是他的。當我們呱呱墜地,梢微懂事以後,自然而然會把家當成是自己的。長大之後進入社會,又會把公司當 作是自己的,把團體當作是自己的。長大之後,進入社會,又會把公司當作是自己的,把團體當作是自己的。人永遠不滿足自己拼命追求,即使達到心中想要的位置 還耍追求更多,希望再往上爬,爬到天上去。狂傲目中無人,很難與人和睦相處,所以煩惱也特別重,就像燒不盡的野草春風一吹,滿山遍野。

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