Unbiased Analysis of Today's Healthcare Issues

Good News: The Recession is may be over. Bad News: You still may not have a job.

Ben Bernanke declared today that “From a technical perspective, the recession is very likely over at this point.” What has made him make this declaration. If he using the stockmarket as an indication, the recession may be over. Stocks are still down 30% from the beginning of the year in 2008. However, the S&P 500 […]

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Does a bad economy increase blood donation?

A bad economy should increase blood donation.  As more individuals lose their job, they now have more free time to donate blood.  The opportunity cost of their time is lower, since they don’t have to miss work to donate blood.  A bad economy also creates more sympathy for those in need; thus, donor morale may […]

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Unemployment and Population Data on Google

Google has created easy to use charts on U.S. population and employment from public-use data from the U.S. Census Bureau and the Bureau of Labor Statistics.  Instructions of how to use this data can be found here (video).  Here are some examples I created: Unemployment in 3 Southern California Counties. Population Growth in 8 Midwestern […]

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