Posts Tagged ‘Brazil’

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    International Trade: The Story of a Subsidy

    May 11, 13 • 618 Views • No Comments

    Oddly, some US farm subsidies go to Brazil. Imagine a safety net when you think of a subsidy. If prices are too low, then growers get money from the federal government. During the 1930s Great Depression, the goal of subsidies was to sustain a farmer’s...  [read more]

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    Do Brazilians or Russians Work Shorter Hours?

    Feb 7, 13 • 494 Views • No Comments

    Brazil or Russia? Who tends to work shorter hours? Who takes longer lunch hours? Who watches more TV? Who is more likely to sleep 8 hours or more each night?   Brazil was the correct answer to every question. My source of data was a Jana emerging markets...  [read more]

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    A Safety Net: Will India Copy Brazil?

    Jan 8, 13 • 654 Views • No Comments

    If anyone asks you about India’s anti-poverty initiative, just say UID and CCT. India’s current welfare-in-kind social support system is woefully inefficient. Sort of like a leaky pipeline, a part of the food, fuel, and fertilizer that the Indian...  [read more]

  • Small Dogs Like Pomeranians are Typical in Brazil

    Pooches and Prosperity

    Nov 16, 12 • 440 Views • 1 Comment

    Chloe and Gus, my daughter’s miniature Pomeranians, consume organic dog food and use wee-wee pads, they visit the vet, the groomer, and enjoy their treats and toys. Because of Chloe and Gus, my cats, and the dogs in 1 out of every 4 households in the US, we...  [read more]

  • In NYC and China, developers are building smaller apartments.

    Living Solo: Part 2

    Sep 1, 12 • 471 Views • No Comments

    Soup and ready-made meals sales are soaring in Brazil. The reason is probably more singles. In the United Arab Emirates, if you are over 30 and female, there is a 60% chance you are unmarried. For Japan, 31.5% of all households are one-person. Looking at...  [read more]