Posts Tagged ‘India’

  • 19th Century Urban Transport Was An Environmental Problem

    More Recyling Matters

    Sep 26, 12 • 256 Views • No Comments

    Aluminum recycling is in the news because of a break-up. Together, Alcoa and Novelis (owned by HindalCo, an Indian firm) had been collecting and recycling cans–40 billion last year. But no more. Now, competing for used cans, each firm will do it alone....  [read more]

  • 19th Century Urban Transport Was An Environmental Problem

    A Pollution Tale With 2 Happy Endings

    Aug 10, 12 • 287 Views • No Comments

    Sometimes green incentives can have unintended consequences. Our story begins in an airport. About to board a flight, an environmentally concerned individual purchases “carbon offsets.”  Yes, that flight will pollute the air but the offset could...  [read more]

  • Obama/Biden and Romney/Ryan Issues

    Election Economics: Assessing Outsourcing

    Jul 16, 12 • 323 Views • 4 Comments

    Until November 6, at econlife, Mondays will be about presidential election economics. In 2004, when President Bush’s Council of Economic Advisers chairman, Harvard professor Greg Mankiw, was lambasted for saying, “… I think outsourcing is a...  [read more]

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    Indian Cola Wars

    Jul 10, 12 • 774 Views • No Comments

    In the Indian Cola market, Coke is #3, Pepsi is #2 and Thums Up is #1. Thums Up? More orangy and fizzy than Coke, Thums Up was created by local businessmen when Coke left India in 1977.  Coke exited with Pepsi because a new law mandated that they would have...  [read more]

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    What If More People Wore Eyeglasses?

    Jun 10, 12 • 325 Views • No Comments

    We could say that eyeglasses are like bookends when they relate to economic growth. Our story starts during the 13th century. Before the spread of eyeglasses, the work life of skilled craftsmen usually ended when they could no longer see close objects...  [read more]