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Here's The Real Difference On Jobs Between Obama And Clinton, Reagan, And The Bushes


SEP. 8, 2013, 6:58 PM

Note: This is an update on an earlier post through the August employment report.

In April, I posted two graphs comparing changes in public and private sector payrolls during the Bush and Obama presidencies.

 Several readers asked if I could add Presidents Reagan and Clinton (I've also added the single term of President George H.W. Bush). Below are updates through the August report.

Important: There are many differences between these periods. 

Overall employment was smaller in the '80s, so a better comparison might be to look at the percentage change, but this gives an overall view of employment changes.

The first graph shows the change in private sector payroll jobs from when each president took office until the end of their term(s). President George H.W. Bush only served one term, and President Obama is in the first year of his second term. 

Mr. G.W. Bush (r…

NICARAGUA NO CAMBIA : Empresarios avalan autoritarismo

José L. Medal: apuestan a 'crecimiento sin desarrollo'

Danilo Aguirre: Ortega promueve una “plutocracia”; Edmundo Jarquín critica “encanto del crecimiento autoritario”. Ex presidente de AMCHAM, Cesar Zamora: “si no hay oposición en Nicaragua, no es problema del sector privado”

Iván Olivares | 8/9/2013

Foto: Daniel Ortega junto a José Adán Aguerri y Carlos Pellas en la reunión que sostuvieron en Casa de los Pueblos. EFE

La celebración del cuarto encuentro entre el gobierno y la cúpula del sector privado, generó un reconocimiento positivo ante la existencia de un diálogo constructivo, a la vez que concitó fuertes cuestionamientos sobre el “modelo” de Estado que intentan consensuar Ortega y los grandes empresarios.

El veterano periodista y ex diputado Danilo Aguirre Solís calificó el modelo promovido por Ortega como una “plutocracia” “un gobierno de los ricos, donde las decisiones se toman entre la oligarquía económica y el jefe del poder político”, en detrimento de la…

SOUTH AFRICA : Hadi Laghari shares insight to productive KEITT Plantation ...

2nd time I'm posting it..........

Most producers irrigate their orchards with higher efficiency, but there are also a number of ‘dry-land’ (non-irrigated) orchards. Soils typically range from sandy (low nutrient levels) to high clay and organically rich. Soil nutrient levels are monitored to determine fertilizer regimes.

Extensive orchards of mango. The ‘Keitt’ orchards spaced 6 x 1.5 meter. The trees were less than 13 years and still the trees are compact and small. 

They maintain these trees that size by not pruning but removing the stems after harvest and those trees mostly don't re-flush.

In the best of the cases they flush just once a year. Climate, rootstock and environment combine to give this effect. They use ‘Sabre’ as a rootstock. Productivity in ‘Keitt’ on this property is normally 40 T/ha and has a record for one year of 75 T/ha. Unbelievable! Location: South Africa................

~ Hadi Laghari Technical Manager Assim Agricultural Farm

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18 Countries That Love To Eat, Drink & Smoke More Than The U.S.

Posted: 09/06/2013 4:02 pm EDT | Updated: 09/06/2013 5:09 pm EDT

You might assume, from frequent news reports about obesity in America, that we're the most gluttonous country in the world.

But the great paradox of the country's food industry is that Americans still spend far less of our income on food than their peers in many other developed countries. 

You've probably seen the statistics before

Depending on your political and cultural beliefs, you probably take that either as evidence that Americans should spend more to buy better quality food or that American capitalism is the best economic system in the world.

One other factor at work, though, might be Engel's Law, a time-tested economic principle that says that people will tend to spend a smaller and smaller portion of their income on food as they get richer. 

Despite the recession, Americans still have among the largest average disposable incomes of any country in the world, so it's possible that Americans just …