Posts Tagged ‘China’

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    Clandestine Competition in China

    Jan 24, 12 • 260 Views • No Comments

    By Mira Korber, guest blogger. If you asked an American government official if you owned the teeth in your mouth, you would probably get some very strange looks. But, imagine hearing “no” as the answer to your question. The year would be 1978, and...  [read more]

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    An Environmental Law

    Jan 20, 12 • 235 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]

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    Questions about Capitalism

    Jan 4, 12 • 243 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 • 291 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 • 221 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]