Posts Tagged ‘China’

  • 19th Century Urban Transport Was An Environmental Problem

    An Environmental Law

    Jan 20, 12 • 224 Views • No Comments

    Asked if they want lower gasoline taxes that make more driving affordable, people typically say, “Yes.” Told that the only electricity for a village in India is from coal-fired plants, most people will say it’s okay. When making decisions...  [read more]

  • Self-interest represents the seeds that blossom into economic growth.

    Questions about Capitalism

    Jan 4, 12 • 229 Views • No Comments

    Can capitalism survive? In a Project Syndicate article, Harvard professor Ken Rogoff said, probably. But the “Anglo American paradigm” might evolve into another kind of capitalism. What threatens Anglo-American capitalism? Dr. Rogoff lists 5...  [read more]

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    The (GDP) Gap

    Jan 3, 12 • 268 Views • No Comments

    With the U.S. #1 and China #2, people are starting to wonder when the U.S./China GDP gap will disappear. Here, at the Economist, you can create your own prediction. Just input assumptions about GDP growth rates, inflation and the yuan’s relationship...  [read more]

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    Employee Holidays

    Dec 21, 11 • 205 Views • No Comments

    Just some facts today on who gets the most paid time off. According to the Economist, looking at a combination of public holidays and annual leave days for which workers have to be paid, Austria, Greece and France are at the top of the list while Canada,...  [read more]

  • Chinese Consumers and Fresh Apples

    China’s Nine Nations

    Dec 17, 11 • 961 Views • No Comments

    With this map of China, less is more. Called “The Nine Nations of China,” it resembles a simple color-coded jigsaw puzzle.  Each of the 9 areas has a label that concisely states size, population, per capita GDP and the balance...  [read more]