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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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Tuesday evening links – Publications – AEI

AEI Tuesday evening links 1. Chart of the Day (above) shows annual US natural gas production from 2000 to 2018 according to data released today by the EIA. America, the world’s No. 1 producer of natural gas, produced a record volume of natural gas last year at 37 trillion cubic feet, which was an 11% increase from 2017, the largest percentage increase since 1951. Compared to output in 2006 before the advanced drilling and extraction technologies of hydraulic fracking and horizontal...

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Friday evening links – Publications – AEI

AEI Friday evening links 1. Chart of the Day I (above) is based on data released today by the BEA on GDP by Industry and shows that real manufacturing output increased in Q4 of last year for the 8th straight quarter to a new record high of $2.15 trillion (in constant 2012 dollars). It also marks the third straight quarter starting in Q2 last year of US manufacturing output above the 2007:Q4 peak of $2.12 trillion. So I think we can now officially say that “US manufacturing is alive...

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Friday evening links – Publications – AEI

AEI Friday evening links 1. Chart of the Day I (above) shows that according to data available from the National Science Foundation, women earned nearly 60% of US master’s degrees in “Science and Engineering” between 2000 and 2015, meaning that women earned more than 148 graduate master’s degrees for every 100 degrees awarded to men. Based on the NSF definition of “Science and Engineering” degrees, men are a vastly under-represented minority for graduate...

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