Blogs Driving the Debate: Funding Rocket Science, Worrying About Manufacturing and Doctors, and Finding Growth in Hard Places
The Atlantic Cities examines a rare kind of local success story in The Woodlands, a low-tax, high-growth city that happens to be owned by a corporation.
The Economist looks at the angel investors funding commercial space flight. Making money in these ventures is, in short, the real “rocket science.” If successful (and without a set market and lives at stake, it is a big “if”), the profits could be astronomical.
We’ve seen some decently positive economic numbers released recently, but Tim Duy still finds reason to worry. The number of new manufacturing orders is in the midst of a nose dive straight to recessionary levels and beyond. Tim thinks it’s an “aberration,” but it’s a persistent one that’s well worth watching in the months ahead.
According to a new study out of Cato, hyperinflation is essentially a modern, primarily political phenomenon.
Bloomberg profiles the great American doctor shortage. Within 12 years, it is expected that we’ll be short 130,000 doctors due to population aging and increased insurance usage.
Is the CBO’s forecast on the fiscal cliff too optimistic and based on the assumption that households and corporations will embark on an unprecedented borrowing spree? It seems so, according to the Sober Look blog.
FT Alphaville: “The importance of uncertainty remains… uncertain.”