Posts Tagged ‘China’

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    Chinese Oreos

    Feb 5, 12 • 593 Views • No Comments

    Everybody in the U.S. knows that eating an Oreo is an experience. You split open the cookie, slowly swallow the filling, and then submerge its chocolate remains in your milk. At Kraft they call it, “Twist. Lick. Dunk.” When the Oreo team brought......  [read more]

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    Pricey Pigeons

    Feb 3, 12 • 460 Views • No Comments

    At the Paradise Pigeon auction in Belgium, a Dutch breeder sold a female pigeon to a Chinese shipbuilder for $328,000. Purchased to breed rather than race, Dolce Vita (the bird) will enable Hu Zhen Yu, also the owner of a pigeon racing group, to elevate China......  [read more]

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    Clandestine Competition in China

    Jan 24, 12 • 404 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 • 372 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 • 457 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]