Posts Tagged ‘developing nations’

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    Manufacturing: What’s New?

    Jun 12, 13 • 554 Views • No Comments

    Called “A Revolution in the Making,” yesterday’s Wall Street Journal  focused on manufacturing in a special section. I was particularly impressed with some stats that they presented and Jay Leno. The Stats: The cost gap is closing between......  [read more]

  • For most economists, historians, social scientists, it is tough to avoid research bias

    Gender Issues: Literate Women

    Jun 10, 13 • 530 Views • No Comments

    Why have men sought to prevent women from reading? Even in colonial Massachusetts, the law required boys to attend school while girls were primarily educated at home. Consequently, while John Adams attended school in Braintree and entered Harvard when he was......  [read more]

  • The Panama Canal Project Facilitates World Trade.

    Do Brazilians or Russians Work Shorter Hours?

    Feb 7, 13 • 732 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]

  • Small Dogs Like Pomeranians are Typical in Brazil

    Pooches and Prosperity

    Nov 16, 12 • 653 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]

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    Laotian Investing

    Nov 14, 12 • 436 Views • No Comments

    Laos has a new stock market. Launched during January 2011, on its opening day, the Laotian Securities Exchange listed 2 state-owned businesses, a bank and a power company. News reports indicated that investor interest in their securities was considerable and......  [read more]