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PostSubject: Re: The Lovely Graph Thread   Sat Jun 21, 2008 2:59 am

cactus flower wrote:
Ard-Taoiseach wrote:
I've resurrected this thread for an amazing graph the Economist has on its website of the cost of robotic machines relative to labour costs, it seems that people are a rip off for manufacturers:



Ard Taoiseach - have you got the key to that graph? it is very interesting. Does it allow one to compare labour costs with robotic costs per hour?

Here is the paragraph which accompanies it on the Economist website:

"WHEN robots first appeared in factories in the 1960s, they could only do the simplest of tasks such as moving objects from one production line to another. Some 30 years later robots were adept at jobs more usually done by semi-skilled workers, such as cutting, welding and operating warehouses. Even better for factory-owners, since 1990 the average price of robots has plunged by as much as 75% in comparison with labour compensation."
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PostSubject: Re: The Lovely Graph Thread   Sat Jun 21, 2008 3:02 am

If this is true I fear many of us are dooooomed....

Anyway I am not going to let it stop me having a good night's sleep. Goodnight all! Sleep
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PostSubject: Re: The Lovely Graph Thread   Sat Jun 21, 2008 3:03 am

cactus flower wrote:
If this is true I fear many of us are dooooomed....

Ah no, just invest in Mom's Robot Oil Company and you'll be sorted for 1,000 years!

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Anyway I am not going to let it stop me having a good night's sleep. Goodnight all! Sleep

Oíche mhaith agus codladh sámh!
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PostSubject: Re: The Lovely Graph Thread   Wed Aug 27, 2008 10:34 pm

It seems that opium prices are falling and failing to participate in the general rise in price of commodities.

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PostSubject: Re: The Lovely Graph Thread   Thu Aug 28, 2008 10:54 pm

This thread is a nerd paradise....Respect!!
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PostSubject: Re: The Lovely Graph Thread   Fri Aug 29, 2008 3:22 am

expat girl wrote:
This thread is a nerd paradise....Respect!!

Go raibh míle, expat girl! Post up your own favourite graph, I'd love to look at that.
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PostSubject: Re: The Lovely Graph Thread   Fri Aug 29, 2008 3:29 am

wonder if we could fuel cars on opium?
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PostSubject: Re: The Lovely Graph Thread   Fri Aug 29, 2008 3:30 am

cookiemonster wrote:
wonder if we could fuel cars on opium?

That would be cool. We'd choke off supply to the drugs trade while boosting our alternatives to fossil fuels.
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PostSubject: Re: The Lovely Graph Thread   Fri Aug 29, 2008 6:59 pm

Féach ar sin, tá na praghasanna ag titim as a chéile!

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PostSubject: Re: The Lovely Graph Thread   Sat Aug 30, 2008 7:19 pm

I was doing some work the other day that involved some lovely graphs and I though to myself AT would be in his element!
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PostSubject: Re: The Lovely Graph Thread   Sun Aug 31, 2008 12:29 am

cookiemonster wrote:
I was doing some work the other day that involved some lovely graphs and I though to myself AT would be in his element!

Would I? What were these lovely graphs pray tell!
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PostSubject: Re: The Lovely Graph Thread   Wed Oct 08, 2008 10:17 am

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PostSubject: Re: The Lovely Graph Thread   Mon Oct 13, 2008 1:32 am

This is a fascinating graph about the evolving nature of the office environment.

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PostSubject: Re: The Lovely Graph Thread   Mon Oct 13, 2008 1:47 am

Thanks to my laptop and on line news, I have finally given up the daily paper.
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PostSubject: Re: The Lovely Graph Thread   Mon Oct 13, 2008 1:48 am

cactus flower wrote:
Thanks to my laptop and on line news, I have finally given up the daily paper.

Wow, that'd save you a lot of money through the year.
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PostSubject: Re: The Lovely Graph Thread   Fri Nov 21, 2008 12:56 am

Féach ar seo!

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PostSubject: Re: The Lovely Graph Thread   Sun Jan 11, 2009 1:56 pm

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PostSubject: Re: The Lovely Graph Thread   Sun Jan 11, 2009 6:15 pm

ibis wrote:

Not that's bureaucracy !
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PostSubject: Re: The Lovely Graph Thread   Sun Jan 11, 2009 6:17 pm

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PostSubject: Re: The Lovely Graph Thread   Sun Jan 11, 2009 6:19 pm

Pax wrote:
ibis wrote:

Now that's bureaucracy !

No, no, Pax! Public sector workers are bureaucracy. Private sector workers are employment. What the diagram really shows is that private health provision in New England is an enormously positive force in the New England economy, employing 2.5 million people, whereas the Canadian health bureaucracy, which is nearly as massive, shows the huge drain on the Canadian economy of public health provision.
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PostSubject: Re: The Lovely Graph Thread   Sun Jan 11, 2009 6:22 pm

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http://www.newscientist.com/channel/opinion/mg20026786.000-special-report-how-our-economy-is-killing-the-earth.html

http://www.newscientist.com/data/images/ns/cms/mg20026786.000/mg20026786.000-1_1701.jpg

A New Scientist special report on capitalist economic growth in a finite world. (from the thread started here)

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Special report: How our economy is killing the Earth

* 16 October 2008

THE graphs climbing across these pages (see graph, right, or explore in
more detail) are a stark reminder of the crisis facing our planet.
Consumption of resources is rising rapidly, biodiversity is plummeting
and just about every measure shows humans affecting Earth on a vast
scale. Most of us accept the need for a more sustainable way to live,
by reducing carbon emissions, developing renewable technology and
increasing energy efficiency.

But are these efforts to save the planet doomed? A growing band of
experts are looking at figures like these and arguing that personal
carbon virtue and collective environmentalism are futile as long as our
economic system is built on the assumption of growth. The science tells
us that if we are serious about saving Earth, we must reshape our
economy.

This, of course, is economic heresy. Growth to most economists is as
essential as the air we breathe: it is, they claim, the only force
capable of lifting the poor out of poverty, feeding the world's growing
population, meeting the costs of rising public spending and stimulating
technological development - not to mention funding increasingly
expensive lifestyles. They see no limits to that growth, ever.
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PostSubject: Re: The Lovely Graph Thread   Sun Jan 11, 2009 6:24 pm

ibis wrote:
Pax wrote:
ibis wrote:

Now that's bureaucracy !

No, no, Pax! Public sector workers are bureaucracy. Private sector workers are employment. What the diagram really shows is that private health provision in New England is an enormously positive force in the New England economy, employing 2.5 million people, whereas the Canadian health bureaucracy, which is nearly as massive, shows the huge drain on the Canadian economy of public health provision.

You'd get a job with the Cato Institute with that spiel!
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PostSubject: Re: The Lovely Graph Thread   Sun Jan 11, 2009 6:27 pm

Pax wrote:
ibis wrote:
Pax wrote:
ibis wrote:

Now that's bureaucracy !

No, no, Pax! Public sector workers are bureaucracy. Private sector workers are employment. What the diagram really shows is that private health provision in New England is an enormously positive force in the New England economy, employing 2.5 million people, whereas the Canadian health bureaucracy, which is nearly as massive, shows the huge drain on the Canadian economy of public health provision.

You'd get a job with the Cato Institute with that spiel!

I was quite pleased with it myself...I really don't think people are analytical/critical enough of the use of language in politics.
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PostSubject: Re: The Lovely Graph Thread   Tue Jan 13, 2009 5:46 am

Another one:

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PostSubject: Another economy one   Tue Jan 13, 2009 2:42 pm

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