The hourly compensation of a typical worker grew in tandem with productivity from 1948–1973. That can be seen in Figure A, which presents both the cumulative growth in productivity per hour worked of the total economy (inclusive of the private sector, government, and nonprofit sector) since 1948 and the cumulative growth in inflation-adjusted hourly compensation for private-sector […]
Read the following excerpt from Fat Economics: 1. What is the prevalence of obesity among American children (ages 6 to 13)? 2. What is the prevalence of obesity among Italian children (ages 6 to 13)?
1. What percentage of oral cancer patients are men? 2. Who put this infographic together? 3. How many men died in 2010 of HPV-related oral cancer? 4. Who is more at risk for oral cancer, a smoker, or a man who has had six oral sex partners? 5. If you have extra time, discuss as […]
Via vizworld: 1. Wii Sports is sold with every Wii, whereas a variety of different games are often packaged with Xbox and Playstation. How does this affect the list of top titles? 2. If you are a gamer, are you more like to be under 18 or 18-49? 3. If you are 18-49, are you […]
1. Name three things this graph tells you and three things this graph does NOT tell you. A) The first chart shows the distribution of the ice at two times in the past year. B) The first chart does NOT necessarily show long term shrinkage of the ice caps, what is being demonstrated here is the […]
You walk into a Starbucks and see two deals for a cup of coffee. The first deal offers 33% extra coffee. The second takes 33% off the regular price. What’s the better deal? 1) 33% off! 2) 33% extra! 3) They are the same Remember: If not sure, DO A MENTAL EXPERIMENT. Plug in some […]
Read the post, “Keeping_gameday_trash_out_of_the_landfill.” During the three recent football games listed (Iowa v. Cent. Michigan, Iowa v. Northern Iowa, and Iowa v. Iowa State) what was the percentage of food waste for compost of the total waste for each game? The article touts a nearly 60% recycling/composting rate following the Iowa vs. Northern Iowa game. […]