Posts Tagged ‘economic growth’

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    Living Solo

    Apr 18, 12 • 341 Views • No Comments

    I’ve just started to count the people I know who live alone. School friends, relatives, neighbors. Some are in their twenties and early thirties, unmarried. Others are divorced. Several are widowed. 31 million of us live alone. Almost one-third of all...  [read more]

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    Panamá’s Economic Puzzle

    Apr 17, 12 • 264 Views • No Comments

    By Mira Korber, guest blogger. Just two days ago I bought a plane ticket to Panamá City International Airport in Tocumen. I will be participating in a classical music festival there, somewhat ironically studying music from centuries past as brand-new...  [read more]

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    African Developments

    Apr 8, 12 • 276 Views • No Comments

    In Malawi, when local newspapers referred to the president as “the big kahuna,” his office threatened a jail sentence if they did not stop. This threat and subsequent events take us straight to Why Nations Fail. Malawi is a small sliver shaped...  [read more]

  • Chinese Consumers and Fresh Apples

    Chinese Economic Growth

    Mar 17, 12 • 417 Views • No Comments

    Our story ends with the recent 2030 Word Bank Report on Chinese economic growth. But we have to start with sunflower seeds. There once was a poor Chinese farmer who believed he could excel at nothing but sunflower seeds. Traditionally sold in stores, in bulk...  [read more]

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    BRIC Cell Phones

    Mar 12, 12 • 542 Views • No Comments

    The Tibetan town of Namche Bazaar has yaks, donkeys and cell phones. Located along the route to a Mt. Everest base camp, the town attracts local traders who provision climbers. With the former carrying products and the latter, market information, the animals...  [read more]