Posts Tagged ‘information infrastructure’

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    Information Infrastructure: An Indian Soap Opera Story

    Jun 15, 13 • 674 Views • No Comments

    Cable TV might have more of an impact than government programs on Indian women in rural villages. Dominated by government programming, Indian TV has been around since 1959. But when cable and satellite arrived, rural villagers decided to sign up. Between...  [read more]

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    Infrastructure: The Internet and Canals

    Jan 24, 13 • 286 Views • No Comments

    An internet connection and a canal could be rather similar. Internet Connections in the Americas, 2012: Looking beyond the Americas, South Korea leads the world with the highest proportion of its population having fast internet service (more below). Shipping...  [read more]

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    A Ripple of Problems From Hurricane Sandy

    Nov 1, 12 • 240 Views • No Comments

    Reading economist Arnold Kling’s explanation of why it will take a very long time to return to normal from Hurricane Sandy, I kept thinking of my own NJ disaster devastated neighborhood with downed trees on roads covered with branches, leaves and wires....  [read more]

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    Can the USPS Deliver?

    Jul 25, 11 • 271 Views • No Comments

    You’ve got mail? Maybe not on Saturday. As explained in a Teaching Company lecture (#28), the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) faces competition from UPS and FedEx, from email, faxes, and texts. Their salaries average 30% higher than the private sector, they...  [read more]

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    Who Owns Deutsche Borse?

    Feb 11, 11 • 256 Views • No Comments

    Hearing that Deutsche Borse will probably purchase the New York Stock Exchange, commentary focused on a German firm acquiring the symbol of U.S. capitalism. But who owns the German firm? According to the WSJ, Americans are major shareholders with 41% of...  [read more]