Accurate, Focused Research on Law, Technology and Knowledge Discovery Since 2002

Category Archives: Economy

Survey of States With the Best and Worst Economies

The States With the Best and Worst Economies Samuel Stebbins, Thomas C. Frohlich, Evan Comen and Michael B. Sauter,June 27, 2017: “Is your state a drag on the American economy or a boon? The 50 states — as diverse as they are — each contribute something to the U.S. economy. Because of their diversity, state economies rarely trend in unison. GDP growth is often the default measure for economic strength, but it often fails to tell the whole story. Unemployment, poverty, job growth, and education among other factors can also play a part in defining the strength of an economy. Economic vitality is as much about growth as it is about the state’s ability to support its population — with jobs, education, economic opportunities and more. In turn, employed, better-paid, and better-educated residents of a state further contribute to economic growth. 24/7 Wall St. reviewed economic growth, poverty, unemployment, job growth, and college attainment rates nationwide to compare and rank each state’s economy. As a result, the best ranked states tend to have fast-growing economies, low poverty and unemployment, high job growth, and a relatively well-educated workforce, while the opposite is generally the case among states with the worst ranked economies…”

Click here to see the states with the best (and worst) economies.
Click here to see the detailed findings and methodology.

2017 World Drug Report

“To celebrate 20 years since its inception, the World Drug Report 2017 is presented in a new five-booklet format designed to improve reader friendliness while maintaining the wealth of information contained within. Booklet 1 summarizes the content of the four subsequent substantive booklets and presents policy implications drawn from their findings. Booklet 2 deals with… Continue Reading

24/7 Wall St – America May Be Aging, but Millennials Are Taking Over

“The median age in the United States has risen from 35.3 years old in 2000 to 37.9 years old in 2016, according to data released by the U.S. Census Bureau. Baby boomers — Americans born between 1946 and 1964 — are responsible for the increase as boomers began reaching the age of 65 in 2011.… Continue Reading

MIT Technology Review – 50 Smartest Companies 2017

“Our editors pick the 50 companies that best combine innovative technology with an effective business model. Each year we identify 50 companies creating new opportunities by combining important technologies and business savvy. Some are large companies that seem to be growing ever larger, like Amazon and Apple. Others, like IBM, or General Electric are old-guard giants betting… Continue Reading

2017 Investment Company Factbook

2017 Investment Company Factbook – A Review of Trends and Activities in the Investment Company Industry. “The Investment Company Institute (ICI) is a leading global association of regulated funds, including mutual funds, exchange-traded funds (ETFs), closed-end funds, and unit investment trusts (UITs) in the United States and similar funds offered to investors in jurisdictions worldwide.… Continue Reading

Paper – AI and the Law: Setting the Stage

Urs Glasser – Medium – “While there is reasonable hope that superhuman killer robots won’t catch us anytime soon, narrower types of AI-based technologies have started changing our daily lives: AI applications are rolled out at an accelerated pace in schools, homes, and hospitals, with digital leaders such as high tech, telecom, and financial services… Continue Reading

US Image Suffers as Publics Around World Question Trump’s Leadership

“Although he has only been in office a few months, Donald Trump’s presidency has had a major impact on how the world sees the United States. Trump and many of his key policies are broadly unpopular around the globe, and ratings for the U.S. have declined steeply in many nations. According to a new Pew… Continue Reading

UK – Money Laundering Regulations 2017

“The Treasury launched an 8 week policy consultation on the Transposition of the Fourth Money Laundering Directive and Fund Transfer Regulation in September. These aim to give effect to the updated global Financial Action Task Force (FATF) standards. The government sought views and evidence on the steps it proposed to take or should take, to… Continue Reading

Gallup – Cost of Healthcare Is Americans’ Top Financial Concern

“As the U.S. Senate begins considering legislation that could significantly change the nation’s healthcare system, the cost of healthcare leads the list of what Americans consider the most important financial problem facing their family. The 17% who name healthcare costs as their family’s most pressing financial problem is up seven percentage points since 2013 and… Continue Reading

Institute of Museum and Library Services Funding Report by State FY 2011 – 2016

“This compilation of IMLS funding reports for all states and the District of Columbia includes detailed information, maps and charts about IMLS museum and library awards from FY 2011 to FY 2016. This is a nationwide file containing reports of all states. You may also find individual states’ IMLS funding report files on our website:… Continue Reading

Great Barrier Reef valued at $56B by Deloitte economists

Great Barrier Reef Foundation – “A new Deloitte Access Economics report has calculated the total asset value of the Great Barrier Reef to be $56 billion, assessing the World Heritage site’s economic, social and iconic brand value together in one study for the first time. In the report commissioned by the Great Barrier Reef Foundation… Continue Reading

Build a Responsible Federal Budget With New Debt Fixer Tool

Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget – Build a Responsible Federal Budget With Our New Debt Fixer Tool – “Now that President Trump has unveiled his full budget proposal and Congress is working on its own budget resolution, CRFB is launching a new tool that makes it easy to create your own budget and see… Continue Reading