Posts Tagged ‘India’

  • Everyday economics and Shake Shack

    (Mc)Wages Around the World

    May 21, 12 • 4918 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 • 418 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 • 820 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 • 387 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]

  • India's UID Program Uses Fingerprints and Iris Scans

    Identity Checks

    Jan 19, 12 • 464 Views • No Comments

    Opening a savings account? You need to confirm your identity. Enrolling for Social Security or Medicare? They check your credentials. But what if you cannot prove who you are? Signing up for India’s Unique Identity (UID) program has enabled many......  [read more]