Posts Tagged ‘roads’

  • texting is 20 years old

    Phone Power

    Oct 14, 12 • 211 Views • No Comments

    Only 3 years ago in sub-Saharan Africa, more than two-thirds of all roads were unpaved, three-quarters of the population was without electricity, and there were 3 landline phones per 100 people. Enter the cell phone. As of 2010, in low and middle income...  [read more]

  • Our Transportation Infrastructure is Crumbling

    A Low (Safety) Grade For a New Jersey Roadway

    Mar 31, 12 • 302 Views • No Comments

    I have to admit that the Pulaski Skyway terrifies me. Driving across it, I always remember the Minneapolis bridge that collapsed during rush hour in 2007. The Pulaski Skyway is an 80-year-old rickety looking structure. A sister to the Minneapolis bridge, the...  [read more]

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    Chinese Roads

    Jan 15, 11 • 236 Views • No Comments

    Just 2 Chinese road stories today: Charged with evading $556,000 in tolls, a Chinese truck driver was sentenced to life in prison and a $300,000 fine. The Chinese provincial court that convicted him said that for 8 months, he used false military documents to...  [read more]

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    Roads to Prosperity

    Mar 14, 10 • 240 Views • No Comments

    In Part 1 of the Teaching Company course, “America and the New Global Economy,” Professor Timothy Taylor discusses the origination of the euro. Four goals he says were sought: free movement of people, goods, services, and capital.  Central...  [read more]