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A Great look at the Construction Industry: The Construction Chart Book: The U.S. Construction Industry and its Workers

Over the years one of the most valuable resources I’ve tapped for information in my research on the construction industry has been The Construction Chart Book: The U.S. Construction Industry and its Workers. A pdf of the 4th edition published in 2013 is available here.

The Construction Chart Book | CPWR

The fifth edition of The Construction Chart Book presents the most complete data available on all facets of the U.S. construction industry: economic, demographic, employment/income, education/training, and safety and health issues, plus much more.

 

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The Future of Retirement Communities: Walkable and Urban – The New York Times

The Future of Retirement Communities: Walkable and Urban

FEW people in America walk to work. Most of us drive to the supermarket. But more older people these days are looking for a community where they can enjoy a full life without a car.

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House of Cards (CNBC) & The Ascent of Money (PBS)

Tonight on CNBC there is a two-hour special entitled House of Cards which, to quote Newsday, is “A remarkably clear overview of the financial debacle that has put us all in this fine mess.” While it it scheduled for showing at 8pm 12 am Eastern Time this evening I think I would ‘bet you my house‘ that CNBC will be rebroadcasting it several times in the coming weeks too.

A week or two I also discovered an outstanding program on the finacical crisis entitled The Ascent of Money on PBS which was written and narrated by Harvard professor Niall Ferguson who is the author of the book by the same name entitled The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World. While I don’t know about continuing local broadcasts of the program on local PBS channels the entire program is available to watch online on the PBS web site location I linked to above.

Since we can all stand to understand the economic science(s) of the crisis we are in better I think I can highly recommend our viewing both of these programs.

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