Monthly Archives: June 2017

“Little Data” and Economic Development

I keep waiting for the big data revolution to hit us in the world of economic development.   While the wait continues, I’ve recently been seeing some cool and intriguing uses of data and new visualization tools like Tableau.  Here’s a … Continue reading

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And Now for Some Good Economic News? . . .

If you follow the current policy debates, it’s been pretty tough to feel very optimistic about the future state of the US economy.    Inequality is rising, robots are going to take our jobs, the skills shortage is hamstringing American industry, … Continue reading

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A New Look at the Independent Workforce

A new assessment of the US’s independent workforce–The State of Independence in America 2017 from MBO Partners–was released this week.  This is a very useful annual survey that is worth a look–however, I always recommend some caution when the actual core … Continue reading

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Impact Investing and Employee Ownership

The data on the benefits of employee-owned companies is very compelling.  For example, a recent Rutgers University study found that employee-owned firms have higher productivity rates and generally outperform similar firms that are not employee-owned.  Moreover, employee-owned firms were less … Continue reading

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