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Videos of the day: Index funds, renewable portfolio standards and eco-anxiety – Publications – AEI

AEI Videos of the day: Index funds, renewable portfolio standards and eco-anxiety  1. Video of the Day I (above) is from the Wall Street Journal — Index Funds Are the New Kings of Wall Street — that accompanies an article in today’s print edition by the same name, here’s a slice: Money managers that mimic the stock market just became the new titans of the fund-management world. Funds that track broad U.S. equity indexes hit $4.27 trillion in assets as of Aug. 31,...

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Tuesday afternoon links – Publications – AEI

AEI Tuesday afternoon links 1. Chart of the Day I (above) shows the cumulative gender college degree gap since 1982. Over the last 37 years, women have earned 13.7 million more college degrees in the US than men, and 6.1 million more bachelor’s degrees. It’s perhaps the most remarkable academic success story in US history. And yet colleges and universities continue to pretend that women are so inferior to men academically that they need a disproportionate share of campus...

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Wednesday afternoon links – Publications – AEI

AEI Wednesday afternoon links 1. Charts of the Day I and II (above) shows the old “stagflation” measure that is the sum of the unemployment rate and the inflation rate on a monthly basis from January 1960 to July 2019 in the top chart, and the bottom chart shows the 10-year Treasury rate. Those three variables (unemployment rate, inflation rate and long-term interests) are the key components of the Federal Reserve’s “dual mandate,” which is actually a triple...

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Monday evening links – Publications – AEI

AEI Monday evening links 1. Chart of the Day I (above) that graphically illustrates this one-sentence summary of recorded human history according to Luke Muehlhauser: Everything was awful for a very long time, and then the industrial revolution happened. Here’s more: Interestingly, this is not the impression of history I got from the world history books I read in school. Those books tended to go on at length about the transformative impact of the wheel or writing or money or cavalry,...

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Tuesday evening links – Publications – AEI

AEI Tuesday evening links 1. Chart of the Day I (above) shows another pending US energy milestone. According to EIA’s latest forecast the combined oil production in America’s Big Three oil fields (Bakken, Eagle Ford and the Permian Basin) will top 7 million barrels per day next month — an amazing seven-fold (and 600%) increase in just a decade thanks the twin revolutionary advances in drilling and extraction technologies (hydraulic fracking and horizontal drilling) that...

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Wednesday afternoon links – Publications – AEI

AEI Wednesday afternoon links 1. Map of the Day (above) shows the number of US jobs in each state that are related to international trade according to a study last year by the Trade Partnership Worldwide “The Impact of Trade on U.S. and State-Level Employment: 2018 Update.” From the Executive Summary: Based on the latest available data (2016) and taking into account both the gains and the losses (i.e., a net estimate), trade supports nearly 36million U.S. jobs. This means that...

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Friday evening links – Publications – AEI

AEI Friday evening links 1. Venn Diagram of the Day (above) was inspired by Patrick Moore’s comments starting at 7:45 in the interview below with Alan Jones on the 2GB radio station, the most widely listened-to radio station in Sydney, Australia. The Greenpeace co-founder also compared Greta Thunberg’s school climate strikes to the Hitler Youth at about 10:10 in the interview. “If you look back at history, whether it’s the Hitler Youth or whatever, it is really...

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Tuesday evening links – Publications – AEI

AEI Tuesday evening links 1. Chart of the Day (above) shows: a) the number of US farm jobs and b) farm jobs as a share of the US labor force from 1840 to 2010. Note that US farm employment tripled from about 4 million in 1840 to the peak of nearly 12 million jobs in 1910. Since the peak, there’s been a loss of about 10 million farm jobs in the US to 2 million jobs while farm employment as a share of the labor force has declined from 63% in 1840 to below 2% this century. That’s a...

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Monday evening links – Publications – AEI

AEI Monday evening links 1. Map of the Day (above) shows the world divided into four regions with equal populations, via the Visual Capitalist. 2. Markets in Everything. Blade offers five-minute helicopter rides from Manhattan to the city’s local airports (LaGuardia, JFK, and Newark) for $195, less than what some elite car services charge, via Bloomberg. 3. The New Second Sex. Boys in the UK are left to fail at school because attempts to help them earn the wrath of feminists. Every...

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Tuesday afternoon links – Publications – AEI

AEI Tuesday afternoon links 1. Chart of the Day (above) shows graphically the ongoing “restaurant recession” taking place in New York City. Job losses at the city’s full-service restaurants over the last year have been greater than any time since the devastating combined effects of the 2001 recession and the 9-11 terrorist attacks. Over the last year through March, the city has lost more than 7,000 restaurant jobs, a percentage decline of more than 4%. Even during the Great...

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