Health, Economics and our Unyielding March to Doom

One day you’re gonna die! So never miss a Kalpi post. While the thought of our imminent mortality (and I mean imminent) depresses most people, for some it presents an interesting policy challenge. As life expectancies increase how can we ensure that these years are spent in good health? Continue reading “Health, Economics and our Unyielding March to Doom”

Read and you are Guaranteed (to know more about) Employment!!!

The key to Kalpi’s success, besides a vigorous yearly workout, is unemployment. It gives us the time to pursue our dreams without any of the burdens created by money. However, in most of the world, unemployment is viewed as a negative indicator. That said, few understand how to read unemployment figures and what, if anything, governments can do to prevent it. So let’s look at the numbers (and maybe find me a job). Continue reading “Read and you are Guaranteed (to know more about) Employment!!!”

Approximately 27 Amazing Facts about Trade that will Make you Sound Sane

As we go twirling into the future, angst grows regarding globalization and free trade. Many think that free trade moves perfectly good jobs from developed economies to developing economies. Others focus on the negative impact on nascent economies, sovereignty and the environment among other things (it usually depends on your political ideology). The answer for free trade opponents is to make importing goods more expensive and thereby protect local production. Continue reading “Approximately 27 Amazing Facts about Trade that will Make you Sound Sane”

How a Mass Aliyah from America (or other countries) could Change the Economy

Opposition Leader MK Boogie Herzog declared that Israel should be preparing for a mass Aliyah from the United States. While I believe this notion is a bit nutters, the question of immigration has been on peoples’ minds for some unknown reason or another. So let’s explore the issue in depth and prepare for those doughboys. Continue reading “How a Mass Aliyah from America (or other countries) could Change the Economy”