Welcome to the Aug 1, 2008 edition of American Economics Blog Carnival
The state of the American Economy affects both domestic and international affairs, as well as the financial stability of households and businesses around the world. In an age of globalization, it is important to understand things that influence American economics. This bi-monthly blog carnival includes articles and editorials that reflect various economic topics, realities and perceptions, as well as some information on how to deal with the personal impacts of national economic shifts.
Here are the articles selected for this edition:
Livingalmostlarge presents ALTO - illegal immigation? posted at LivingAlmostLarge, saying, "Should we stop illegal immigration? Will it hurt or help the economy?"
Anthony Luafalealo presents Gas Prices: Print Media's #1 Enemy posted at Amateur Economists, saying, "Gas prices are eating into people's discretionary income, and as people are giving up paper publications in favor of the Net, technology companies are meeting their needs by making it easier for them to get information online. This could mean tough times ahead for print media."
Dorian Wales presents The Big Mac Index – Applying Simple Economic Common Sense posted at The Personal Financier, saying, "Simple ”quick and dirty” economic modeling can give powerful insight"
Linus Bille presents $1,000,000,000,000 posted at viraltimes.com, saying, "1 billion Iraq war dollars put into perspective."
Leon Gettler presents China Syndrome posted at Sox First, saying, "The Chinese economy is starting sputter and that has enormous implications for the US and global economies"
Joe Manausa presents Housing Prices Decline Slightly - A Clear Picture Is Forming posted at Tallahassee Real Estate Blog, saying, "While there have been many articles written on the declining real estate market, most are filled with facts and figures that are difficult for the lay-person to follow. This article is filled with easy-to-understand graphs that demonstrate the modest decline in home prices."
Allen in Fort Worth presents The Cost Is Going Up. Therefore We're Going To Use More??? posted at The Whited Sepulchre, saying, "here's a post on a violation of basic economics."
GrrlScientist presents Thoughts on Poverty in America posted at Living the Scientific Life, saying, "Our federal poverty threshold is identified using an antiquated model that ends up harming more than it helps."
KCLau presents How to Calculate Your Investment Portfolio Return? posted at KCLau's Money Tips, saying, "About how to calculate your investment portfolio returns."
Ben Dinsmore presents Who Owns American Oil Companies: My Garbage Man Does! posted at Trees Full of Money, saying, "A closer look at who really profits from the steadily rising price of energy!"
Helen Anderson presents 5 Credit Card Fees You Probably Didn’t Know About posted at Bankaholic.
Silicon Valley Blogger presents Split Real Estate Markets: Which Homes Are Holding Up In Value? posted at The Digerati Life, saying, "Musings on the real estate market -- how linked is it to other markets?"
Chris Harris presents An idea to fix mortgage origination posted at New venture outsourcing blog.
Charles H. Green presents From Financial Relationships to Financial Transactions, Losing Trust on the Way posted at Trusted Advisor Associates, saying, "What happens when transaction benefits are shifted to the long term while transactions persist over much longer terms.
Doug Ragan presents Congress Opens Self To Law Suit Over Oil Prices posted at I'm A Pundit Too, saying, "Let me start out by saying that this isn’t going to go over very well at all, but that never stopped me before. I have decided that it is indeed time to sue the US Congress over the high price of energy, and the bill they tried to pass earlier this year has opened them up to the suit."
Decision Care presents 5 Essential Habits to Avoid Financial Disasters posted at DecisionCare, saying, "An important article about using simple tips to prepare for financial crises. Thanks for reading!"
APH presents Urbanism Legend: Gas Taxes and Fees Cover All Costs of Road Use posted at Market Urbanism, saying, "No doubt, mass production of the automobile is one of the greatest innovations of all times. It has allowed for increased mobility of goods and people, which has greatly improved productivity and leisure. But, is subsidizing mobility at the expense of taxpayers taking things too far?"
That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of American Economics Blog Carnival using our carnival submission form. The carnival is posted on the 1st and 15th of every month, with submissions due 2-3 days prior.
Submitters are encouraged to submit only their best articles relating to the American Economy and/or the impacts of globalization.
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