With Ben Bernanke’s tenure as Chairman of the Federal Reserve coming to a close and a new chairman being selected, it’s helpful to take time to review the impact Bernanke has had on our nation’s economy. Many have praised Bernanke for work he has done as chairman. Bernanke has also had what many consider to be his fair share of failures. So what’s in store for the Federal Reserve once Bernanke steps down?
The staff at NoGre.com decide to focus on the extreme skill gap in today’s economy. Is it a skill gap or education gap? The growing gap between the market places’ current skills and the future capabilities of the marketplace to meet the needs for future development is what is being called the Skills Gap. Organizations and companies in the US and across the globe are noting this every widening gap.
The University of Cincinnati put together a piece that illustrates how the economy has affected American law enforcement with the trouble of providing the same level of service with fewer resources. It explores some alarming facts and figures on tightened budgets, officers impacted, services cut and other unique tidbits that help visualize the impact of these cuts.
The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) estimates that counterfeit goods are now worth more than 5% of world trade and that by 2012 the value of global counterfeit goods will exceed $1.7 trillion. As you can see, counterfeiting is an issue. Check out this infographic presented by Camcode to learn more about counterfeiting.
This infographic clearly shows how many business SMEs are optimistic about the future of their businesses in the next 12 months. SMEs from the UK, US, France, Germany, Spain, and the Netherlands gave answers that underline the financial health of each individual country. As a whole, 48% of SMEs were positive about the coming year. Just over a quarter – 27% – were pessimistic.
The Clean Revolution’s report, “An American Clean Revolution: Why the US should play to win on the clean economy,” sets out a new way forward for the great nation of America, one that safeguards its future and addresses the economic challenges of today. It says that a ‘clean revolution’ is the commonsense road to generating growth, creating prosperity, and ensuring sustainability.
The following infographic, published by Olathe Toyota, shows how some of the world’s largest auto makers perform in the world’s biggest markets. As would be expected, the United States ranks high on the list of the most cars purchased in a particular country. It was only second on this list with 12,775,346 car sales. China claimed the top spot with 18,350,000 cars sold last year.
We all know sports are fun to play and fun to watch, and you’d have to be living under a rock to not be aware of the high figures sports stars earn each year, but what’s going on behind the scenes? This new infographic from Top Business Degrees explores the business side of the sports industry, and the tremendous effects it has on the American economy.
The following infographic highlights some interesting information about how the Obama Administration just cant keep from playing games when it comes to the economy. Learn how many jobs have been lost, how may new jobs have been created and even compare Obama’s economic recovery with that of the Ronald Reagan era.
In early 2012, the Idea Group at Communispace had conversations with hundreds of members of the agency’s private online communities about what made them confident (or not-confident) about their ability to make purchases this year. Communispace.com found that overwhelmingly, personal factors such as savings and cash on hand much more heavily impacted consumer confidence than macro factors like the economy and stock market – and that 2012 was characterized as a year to spend, not to save.
Just like the really big island (United States), Hawaiians were hit by the recession as well, the state’s economy losing more than 30,000 jobs from 2006 – 2010. However, signs of life are springing up all over the islands – from construction to tourism, the wave of recovery is starting to swell.
Black gold – Texas tea. Whatever you call it, crude oil is a sought-after resource that drives the world economy. In this infographic from Fuel Freedom, discover how oil prices affect the U.S. economy and who’s hurting the most.
Small businesses are truly the backbone of our nation, and with over 27 million to date it is important that we know how our business needs to evolve in order to survive. Warman Capital’s new infographic is full of information on when to sell, when to expand, and when to move on when it comes to your small business.
Google’s Driverless Cars will change the world, there’s no doubt about that. But have you considered all the possibilities for change that it creates? This infographic reveals interesting details about the Driverless Cars that you might not know – but will surprise you. Lives will be saved, money will be lost and gained, and more. Check out these unique facts on Google’s amazing technology.