One hundres dollars goes further in some states than others. A map released by the Tax Foundation, via Elliot Turner, shows the relative value of $100 in every state compared with the national average using the data from the Bureau of Economic Analysis.
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Kindle readers performed significantly worse on the plot reconstruction measures. Readers that used a Kindle to read were “significantly” worse than paperback readers at recalling when events occurred in a mystery story. This new study is part of major new Europe-wide research looking at the impact of digitization on the reading experience.
Social media is changing the way we relate to each other. Social media is still a young and new form of communication. It’s too early to take anything as a given, so we’re all experimenting, testing and learning together. New studies and research are showing us more about how social media is changing the way we relate to […]
GDP growth The is growth of the U.S. economy still so slow and weak? One reason is that average American consumers account for the vast majority of the spending in the economy and they are still strapped.
How will AI and robotics impact the economic and employment picture in the future? A majority of people who responded to the Pew Research 2014 Future of the Internet canvassing anticipate that robotics and artificial intelligence will permeate wide segments of daily life by 2025. They anticipate there will be huge implications for a range […]
The worldwide market for submarine electrical cables has surged over the past decade. Eighty wind turbines are now under construction in the German North Sea. They will eventually generate enough power for some 400,000 homes. That power will travel via advanced cables buried along several miles of ocean floor, part of a growing move toward […]
Piecemeal labor has taken on a shinier veneer under new rubrics: the sharing economy, the peer economy, the collaborative economy, the gig economy. Jennifer Guidry was in the driveway of her rental apartment just after 4 a.m. on a Friday while most of the neighbors in her leafy Boston suburb were still asleep. Her blond […]
The robots are here. Robots are here now. There is proof of this concept in the amount of working automation in labs and warehouses right now. The video below combines two thoughts that reach an alarming conclusion: “Technology gets better, cheaper, and faster at a rate biology can’t match” + “Economics always wins” = “Automation […]
Companies will get rid of the traditional worker and replace them with entrepreneurs. There are many theories and studies that shred light on the future state of the American job market, like futurist Thomas Frey, who in 2012 predicted that two billion jobs would disappear by 2030. Whether or not you agree with this statement, what […]
Futurist Thomas Frey: The year is 2024. It seemed like a piece of nostalgia to open a new bank account and get a free toaster, but this wasn’t any ordinary toaster, and it certainly wasn’t any ordinary bank. The new Internet of Things Toaster was one of the coolest gadgets of all times, and the […]