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About 49.57 million tons of cement were produced in Iran in the last fiscal year (March 2016-17), indicating a 6.4% drop compared to the year before, the Ministry of Industries, Mining and Trade reported. The ministry’s data also show the aggregate production of Iran’s 71 cement plants in the 11th Iranian month of Bahman (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) was down 7.6% year-on-year to more than 3.44 million tons, IRNA reported. According to Cement Employers Association, the industry is currently operating at 75% of its production capacity due to market stagnation and loss of export markets. Industries Minister Mohammad Reza Nematzadeh said Iran exported 11.5 million tons of cement during the 11-month period. Iran is currently the world’s seventh largest cement producer.

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of Northwestern University talks with EconTalk host about the future of the American economy. Mokyr rejects the claims that the we are entering an area of stagnation or permanently lower economic growth. He argues that measured growth understates the impact on human welfare. Many of the most important discoveries are new products that are often poorly measured and not reflected in measures such as gross domestic product or income. The conversation closes with a discussion of the downsides of technology and why Mokyr remains optimistic about the future.

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I think that we'll know when the zeitgeist has tipped in favor of the leisure economy when we start asking strangers about their employment status with the assumption that having no job is better than working. And that will come with some new terminology. "Are you fully leisured?" you ask the stranger, and then let your voice drop to to indicate pity: "Or are you still unleisured?" We might even eventually get to the point where Dilbert-style cubicle work is a form of imprisonment, only to be imposed on lawbreakers. Of course, standing between that happy day and our current society is the inconvenient arrangement where income is derived from having a job.

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