The economy to date

Eric Garland Economic trends Leave a Comment

What has Nikita Khruschev, the cast of Friends, Vladimir Putin, and Justin Bieber? The modern economy, as explained in this rapid-fire spoken word track about where we’ve been and where we’re going. Once upon a time, this was to be for a conference called Transition Economics: The Anti-TED. I launched it and had to cancel. It might be coming back. …

Economic trend health insurance

Uninsured Americans over the years

Eric Garland Government Trends, Healthcare trends Leave a Comment

Health insurance rates are a critical economic trend to follow when looking at a nation’s overall well-being. Remember, in the United States, healthcare is nearly 20% of the entire economy. This chart from the Competitive Futures Datalab shows that our perception of boom and bust does not always track with how many people are covered by insurance, a significant indicator …