This is true of appliances for cooking, lighting and refrigeration, and space cooling and heating - needs that are growing rapidly in most countries and putting severe pressures on the available supply systems. But Western governments have known about this danger for years. This ratio rose to 4.
It's time environmentalists ended the silence on population. Methodology The DSR is defined as the ratio of interest payments plus amortisations to income.
Energy Conservation Measures But the reduction will change our lives, because we are highly dependent on cheap and plentiful fossil fuel energy. GDP and other price-based indices grossly understate real improvements in living standards and quality of life, because they measure only the cost of goods and services, while ignoring real and often substantial improvements in product quality and quality of life.
Incidence of malaria had declined from 75 million cases toand deaths attributable to the disease fromto only one. Rising levels of consumption do not necessarily result in higher levels of economic welfare or well-being, as in the case when the declining quality of the public water supply spurs demand for more costly bottled water or increasing crime necessitates rising expenditure on personal and commercial security.
If a number of countries are experiencing household debt growth at the same time, net export margins are unlikely to help an individual country export its way out of a downturn.
It is almost as if we lack the will to survive as a nation. For currencies, days. This is closely in line with the average remaining maturity of 21 years in the United States that has prevailed since the early s, as shown by the biannual American Housing Survey see http: Climate Catastrophe Industrial civilization derives all its energy from the burning of fossil fuels, pumping carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.
The researchers use slowing growth and rising unemployment as key indicators of weakening. We are in fantasy land if we think that we can continue to support the number of people that we do now without the full input of oil and its related products.
Trying to accomplish all things with a single measure, either simple or complex, is more likely to confuse than to clarify. In most cases, investments in improved end-use technologies save money over time through lowered energy-supply needs The costs of improving the end-use equipment is frequently much less than the cost of building more primary supply capacity.
The Center for Economic and Policy Research CEPR in Washington, DC found, in a comprehensive study of economic growth and other indicators for the period between andthat the vast majority of the world's economies have been systematically retarded, exhibiting an empirically incontrovertible decline in progress as compared with the previous two decades in growth, life expectancy, infant mortality and education.
Did I miss all the Americans protesting this warfare-welfare state socialism. Global satellite navigation has made the chronometer obsolete. Real estate buying is simple. GDP ignores the impact of unemployment on human security and welfare.
Solar energy use is small globally, but it is beginning to assume an important place in the energy consumption patterns of some countries. When we apply a higher maturity, the DSR naturally moves down since the loans are amortised over a longer period of time, while the opposite is true for lower maturities.
Success of physical and life sciences today are rooted in precise and adequate measurements married with sound theory. Aristotle, possibly the greatest philosopher and scientist that ever lived, failed to properly measure motion.
DNA fingerprinting has largely replaced hand fingerprinting as a precise means for identifying human beings. It is now generating multiple crises across the world that threaten to converge unless we take drastic action now.
Households in developed countries significantly increased their household debt relative to their disposable income and GDP from to — one of the many factors behind the U.S.
and European crises of – Research indicates that U.S. household debt increased from 43% to 62% of GDP from to Preliminary versions of economic research. Did Consumers Want Less Debt? Consumer Credit Demand Versus Supply in the Wake of the Financial Crisis.
karen dynan Brookings Institution Is a Household Debt Overhang Holding Back Consumption? ABSTRACT The recent plunge in U.S. home prices left many households that.
This statistic presents the ratio of total household debt in selected global countries against the GDP, as full size of economy, in In that year, the total household debt of the United States equaled percent of the GDP of that country.
The Poorest Countries in the World.
GDP per capita is often considered an indicator of the standard of living of a given country, as it reflects the average wealth of each person residing in a country. There wouldn't be much of a need for continuous counting, since we could rest assured that the national debt we are immorally laying on the backs of future generations will once again more than double over the next 8 years to 40 trillion dollars, if the same elite group of Masters continue to rule over and oppress their hapless victims that live on American plantations.Debt backed household consumption in small countries