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Competitive advantages: A comparison of competitiveness and wealth

Competitive advantages: A comparison of competitiveness and wealth | The Middle Ground | Scoop.it

SWITZERLAND tops the latest global competitiveness ranking of 144 countries by the World Economic Forum, best known for its annual shindig in Davos (a Swiss ski resort). It is closely followed by Singapore, while Finland has replaced Sweden in third place. That may be some comfort to the Finns, whose economy is lagging while Sweden’s is thriving.


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U.S. data points to weaker economic momentum

U.S. data points to weaker economic momentum | The Middle Ground | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S.consumers boosted spending only modestly last month and a gauge of Midwestern business activity fell sharply in April, suggesting the economy entered the second quarter with...

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To Most Americans, It Doesn't Feel Like an Economic Recovery

To Most Americans, It Doesn't Feel Like an Economic Recovery | The Middle Ground | Scoop.it

In my column this week for CNN, I discuss the dark social effects of the continuing weak recovery:...6 million manufacturing jobs lost, unlikely to be recovered...a harsher world than pre-2008.  

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America’s Small-Business Fetish

America’s Small-Business Fetish | The Middle Ground | Scoop.it
On February 12, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) sent a message to his 62,550 followers on Twitter: “Small business is the job growth engine in this country and we need to pursue policies that reflect that reality to create jobs.”...


When linking, delete the )) at the end of the URL...for some REASON, that's how it works.  Thanks, REASON Magazine.  ~DM

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Debilyn Molineaux's comment, May 21, 2012 4:39 PM
When linking to this article, delete the )) in the URL to see the article. I don't know WHY Reason magazine does this. It seems very unREASONable to me. ~Debilyn
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A farewell to U.S. factories Caixin Online

A farewell to U.S. factories Caixin Online | The Middle Ground | Scoop.it
Calls to address decline of manufacturing sector in the U.S. Manufacturing employment as a fraction of total employment has been declining for the past half century in the United States and the great majority of other developed countries. A 1968 book about developments in the American economy by Victor Fuchs was already entitled “The Service Economy.”
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