Daily Archives: September 25, 2011

Beefed-up burgernomics: the Global Standard

Beefed-up burgernomics A gourmet version of the Big Mac index suggests that the yuan is not that undervalued THE Big Mac index celebrates its 25th birthday this year. Invented by The Economist in 1986 as a lighthearted guide to whether

Beefed-up burgernomics: the Global Standard

Beefed-up burgernomics A gourmet version of the Big Mac index suggests that the yuan is not that undervalued THE Big Mac index celebrates its 25th birthday this year. Invented by The Economist in 1986 as a lighthearted guide to whether

A game of catch-up: East & West

QUARRY BANK MILL is a handsome five-storey brick building set in the valley of the river Bollin at Styal, a small English village a few miles south of Manchester. It was built in 1784 by Samuel Greg, a merchant, who

A game of catch-up: East & West

QUARRY BANK MILL is a handsome five-storey brick building set in the valley of the river Bollin at Styal, a small English village a few miles south of Manchester. It was built in 1784 by Samuel Greg, a merchant, who

Taxation and class war: Hunting Down the Rich

The horns have sounded and the hounds are baying. Across the developed world the hunt for more taxes from the wealthy is on. Recent austerity budgets in France and Italy slapped 3% surcharges on those with incomes above €500,000 ($680,000)

Taxation and class war: Hunting Down the Rich

The horns have sounded and the hounds are baying. Across the developed world the hunt for more taxes from the wealthy is on. Recent austerity budgets in France and Italy slapped 3% surcharges on those with incomes above €500,000 ($680,000)

GDP forecasts

The IMF has cut its forecasts for economic growth in its twice-yearly World Economic Outlook. It expects world GDP to increase by 4% in 2011 and 2012, some 0.3 and 0.5 percentage points lower than previously expected in its June

GDP forecasts

The IMF has cut its forecasts for economic growth in its twice-yearly World Economic Outlook. It expects world GDP to increase by 4% in 2011 and 2012, some 0.3 and 0.5 percentage points lower than previously expected in its June

Vision Statement: High-Performance Office Space

Vision Statement: High-Performance Office Space What are the costs of using 20th-century spaces to do 21st-century knowledge work? Lost productivity, higher capital expenses, and inaccessible managers. Here’s how the pharmaceutical company Lilly remedied those problems at its headquarters, by radically

Vision Statement: High-Performance Office Space

Vision Statement: High-Performance Office Space What are the costs of using 20th-century spaces to do 21st-century knowledge work? Lost productivity, higher capital expenses, and inaccessible managers. Here’s how the pharmaceutical company Lilly remedied those problems at its headquarters, by radically