Posts Tagged ‘India’

  • Our Transportation Infrastructure is Crumbling

    Cars and the Middle Class in Developing Nations

    May 26, 12 • 342 Views • No Comments

    What does it mean to be middle class? For a developing nation like China, income might be the key. If someone earns between $10 and $50 a day, then that person is middle class. Or perhaps you just need to be able to buy a tall macchiato at a Starbucks or a...  [read more]

  • McDonald's Delivers in Many Developing Nations.

    (Mc)Wages Around the World

    May 21, 12 • 2863 Views • No Comments

    It can be tough to compare wages around the world. While lots of people could be called iPhone assemblers or auto workers or t-shirt makers, depending on the country, factory conditions, time off, the work day, all really differ. Not for McDonald’s. At...  [read more]

  • Tea bud and leaves

    Tea Leaves…Then Returns

    May 7, 12 • 237 Views • No Comments

    The Indian economy is slowing down. Maybe it’s all about the ease of doing business. Ranked #132 out of 183 countries in the World Bank’s “Ease of Doing Business Index,” India has a lot of red tape. Just starting a business involves 12...  [read more]

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    BRIC Cell Phones

    Mar 12, 12 • 413 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]

  • 19th Century Urban Transport Was An Environmental Problem

    An Environmental Law

    Jan 20, 12 • 235 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]