The Women Workers of Pittsburgh

Not surprisingly I caught the headline in the PG looking at some national numbers on the labor force: Women lost more jobs in economic recovery.

What was that “except in Pittsburgh” thing?

Some years ago we looked as comprehensively as we could at the impact of gender in the history of Pittsburgh’s labor . . . → Read More: The Women Workers of Pittsburgh

David Skarica: Emerging Markets on Upswing

Gold is in the midst of a 20-year upward climb, according to The Great Super Cycle Author David Skarica. In this exclusive interview with The Gold Report, he points out the emerging market small caps that could profit from global economic swings.

The Gold Report: In a February interview with The Gold Report, . . . → Read More: David Skarica: Emerging Markets on Upswing

Has preventative health care become code for paternalism?

‘The Taskforce says that prevention is everyone’s business – and we call on the state, territory and local governments, on non-government and peak organisations, health professionals and practitioners, communities, families and on individuals to contribute towards making Australia the healthiest country by 2020.’ (Extract from ‘Taking Preventative Action’, the federal government’s response to the . . . → Read More: Has preventative health care become code for paternalism?

Economic Events on May 31, 2011

At 9:00 AM EDT, the monthly S&P/Case-Shiller home price index report will be released.  Given that most economists don’t expect the overall U.S. economy to improve until housing prices end their decline, the market will be watching this number closely.

At 9:45 AM EDT, the Chicago PMI Index for May will be announced.  The . . . → Read More: Economic Events on May 31, 2011