Posts Tagged ‘developing economies’

  • A NASA satellite image of the world's night lights conveys economic information about developed and developing countries.

    Bedtime Stories… About the Economy.

    Aug 31, 14 • 174 Views • No Comments

    From statistics and a satellite image of the world at night, we can see that developing countries lack the electrification they need for economic growth....  [read more]

  • The scrap industry's recycling businesses are in the U.S., China and developing nations.

    The Scrap Business is Underrated

    May 7, 14 • 301 Views • No Comments

    Our Wednesday Environment Focus By Madeleine Vance, guest blogger and student at Kent Place School The “scrap” business is a lot more than just scrap. Once you drop your empty soda can into the recycling bin, it could even be a piece of the car...  [read more]

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    Human Capital: Electricity Matters

    May 30, 13 • 239 Views • No Comments

    After Hurricane Sandy struck my NJ area, a physician friend told me that, with no refrigeration, her vaccine supply spoiled. Imagine her temporary problem as a permanent condition in the developing world. Lack of dependable electricity affects vaccines and...  [read more]

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

    GDP: Where is the World Economy Going?

    Dec 20, 12 • 292 Views • No Comments

    Yesterday, the UN published a preview of its world economic outlook. While projections are always debatable, their graphs provide a snapshot of key economic issues. GDP Outlook: Oil Prices: Grain Prices:   These projections and comments from a...  [read more]

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    Phone Power

    Oct 14, 12 • 211 Views • No Comments

    Only 3 years ago in sub-Saharan Africa, more than two-thirds of all roads were unpaved, three-quarters of the population was without electricity, and there were 3 landline phones per 100 people. Enter the cell phone. As of 2010, in low and middle income...  [read more]