Where are People Most Satisfied With Efforts to Preserve the Environment?

This question arose as I was thinking about the relationship between the determinants of happiness (i.e. survey measures of subjective well-being or SWB) and human flourishing at a national level.

Recent research has been able to explain around 90% of inter-country differences in average SWB in terms of average income levels, enough money for . . . → Read More: Where are People Most Satisfied With Efforts to Preserve the Environment?

New Evidence on the Effects of Fiscal Policy

From Alberto Alesina and Silvia Ardagna (link):

“We examine the evidence on episodes of large stances in fiscal policy, both in cases of fiscal stimuli and in that of fiscal adjustments in OECD countries from 1970 to 2007. Fiscal stimuli based upon tax cuts are more likely to increase growth than those based upon . . . → Read More: New Evidence on the Effects of Fiscal Policy

China’s Currency Policy and Yuan Revaluation

The Economist published a thorough discussion (link) of China’s currency policy and reasons why yuan is unlikely to re-valuate any soon.

Jobs Summit at the White House

From Politico 44: You’re invited — On the jobs summit list …

“CONFIRMED ATTENDEES INCLUDE: Eric Schmidt, Google; Randall Stevenson, AT&T; Surya Mohapatra, Qwest ; Frederick Smith, Fed Ex; Brian Roberts, Comcast; Bob Iger, Disney; James McNerney, Boeing; Andrew Livens, Dow; Peter Solmssen, Siemens; Stephanie Burns, Dow Corning; Phaedra Ellis Lamkins, Green for All; . . . → Read More: Jobs Summit at the White House