Archive for the ‘Germany’ Category

“Les Trentes Glorieuses” and the American Dream

August 11, 2020 | Education

“Les Trentes Glorieuses” and The American Dream: A Father – Son Story   “Les Trentes Glorieuses” is an expression that refers to the 1945 -1975 period in France following the end of the Second World War. In France as in other European countries such as West Germany, these thirty years were characterized by strong economic …

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When Will We Know If Lifting Coronavirus Lockdowns Is “Working?”

May 10, 2020 | Lockdown

When will we know if lifting lockdowns is “working,” and what would prompt us to fall back into additional lockdowns?   In the countries and U.S. states that implemented well crafted “reopening” plans, the scientific and medical criteria that convinced their governments it was safe to lift lockdowns to allow their people to go back …

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A Week in March in the U.S. During the Coronavirus Pandemic

March 25, 2020 | Coronavirus

A Week in March During the Coronavirus Pandemic   March 17, 2020: Why “flatten the curve” is a big deal in the Coronavirus crisis   Several recent studies have shown the “infection adoption” curve at the outset of the Coronavirus pandemic to be very similar in China, South Korea, Italy, Spain, France and Germany. Apart …

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Has U.S. Health Care Spending Finally Stabilized?

February 3, 2019 | ACA

Has U.S. Health Care Spending Finally Stabilized? An Outlook for 2019 The official 2017 statistics from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) are out, and there are some good news: The annual growth rate of health care spending is slowing down, and is the lowest since 2013 at 3.9%—it was 4.8% for …

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World Cup of Soccer: How Do You Say “Mundial” in Russian?

June 4, 2018 | World Cup

World Cup of Soccer: How Do You Say “Mundial” in Russian? The World Cup is coming! It will start precisely at 11am ET on June 14, in Moscow, with a match between host Russia and Saudi Arabia. Thirty-two soccer nations will vie for that most elusive title in sports, achieved by only eight countries since …

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