coming Productivity

The forthcoming productivity boom

The last 15 years have been tough times for many Americans, but there are now encouraging signs of a turnaround. Productivity growth, a key driver for higher living standards, averaged only 1.3% since 2006, less than half the rate of the previous decade. But on June 3, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that US…

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Agricultural productivity must improve in sub-Saharan Africa

SummaryIn the first two decades of the 21st century, sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) has changed rapidly for the better in many ways, counter to many outdated narratives. Many of these improvements—including those in gross domestic product (GDP) per capita, poverty rates, health, life expectancy, education, and agriculture—have been mutually reinforcing (1, 2). SSA achieved the highest…

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Top 5 Worst Productivity Ideas

You are here: Home / Productivity / Top 5 Worst Productivity IdeasBy Mark Shead 7 CommentsHere are some of the top five traps I find people fall into when they try to increase their productivity. Most of them aren’t bad things in and of themselves.  However, if they become your focus, you can be sure…


Five Productivity Tips

You are here: Home / Misc / Five Productivity TipsBy Mark Shead 9 CommentsHere are five (slightly random) tips that I’ve found make me much more productive. Do you use any of these?Password ManagerTools like LastPass and 1Password are great ways to handle logging into the hundreds of websites we all deal with. Last time…


U.S. Divergence, Productivity Gains, Biden Tax Plans: Eco Day

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