Roland Stephen

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    Message in the Median?

    Friday, February 4th, 2011

    Tyler Cowen takes sluggish growth in median income as a critical piece of evidence for the impact of a technological plateau on our living standards: …the American economy has enjoyed lots of low-hanging fruit since at least the seventeenth century, whether it be free land, lots of immigrant labor, or powerful new technologies. Yet during [...]

    Mind the Gap

    Sunday, December 19th, 2010

    We are stuck with high unemployment, and its making everybody cranky. As the Motley Fool reports: “More than 15 million unemployed. Seventeen percent are either unemployed, underemployed, or have given up. Nearly half the unemployed have been jobless for more than six months.” But it gets more interesting than that: “There are more job openings [...]