Tag : recession

Giving Birth To A Recession

7 months ago / 0 comments

A paper entitled ‘Is Fertility a Leading Economic Indicator’ concludes that the rate of women becoming pregnant begins to fall several months before the start of a recession. The research team, comprising economists from the Universities of Notre Dame (UND) and Kentucky, measured fertility in the United States by proxy … Read More

Art | The Most Expensive Paintings of All Time

6 years ago / 0 comments

Sotheby’s art auction last week cements the fact that even in our less-than-stable economic climate, the value of good art is on the rise every day- and people are certainly willing to pay good money for it. The auction in London brought in a staggering £74 million- Sotheby’s second-highest total … Read More

Why Arts and Culture Matter in a Recession

6 years ago / 0 comments

As we teeter on the edge of a triple-dip recession in a manner akin to Russell Crowe’s suicidal Javert on his Parisian pont, you could be forgiven for entertaining the thought that such ostentatious cultural outpourings ought to be deemed irrelevant due to our economic ‘issues’. 2012, having been the … Read More