Posts Tagged ‘subsidies’

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    Playing Chicken With China?

    Sep 19, 12 • 371 Views • No Comments

    Yesterday’s headlines about the US taking China to the World Trade Organization (WTO) for unfair auto and auto parts subsidies took me to chicken feet and The Economist’s Sinodependency Index. Knowing the major firms that depend on China for...  [read more]

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    Chinese State-Run Firms

    Feb 24, 12 • 276 Views • No Comments

    Where would your cell phone, your car, your gasoline, your savings account and the TV station you watch all have one thing in common? China. Called state capitalism, 45% of the Chinese economy is owned or controlled by the government.  With 655 million...  [read more]

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    High and Low Energy Markets

    Feb 6, 12 • 241 Views • No Comments

    Let’s rewind to 2008 for a moment. At $13 per thousand cubic feet, the price of natural gas was soaring. Close to $91 a barrel, the price of oil was exceeding recent highs. Selling for more than $200 per kilogram, even the price of the silicon used to...  [read more]

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    Slippery Subsidies

    Jan 11, 12 • 233 Views • No Comments

    By Mira Korber, guest blogger, Kent Place School alumna, Yale student, and recent traveler to Buenos Aires, Argentina.  Venture down any avenue in Buenos Aires and you will certainly see tremendous lines coiling around the sidewalks as daily commuters...  [read more]

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    Solar Panel Problems

    Sep 2, 11 • 267 Views • No Comments

    We could call it a double pay-off. Subsidized by stimulus spending, Solyndra could create jobs and develop “green” technology. But it did not work out that way. According to the Washington Post and the NY Times, solar panel maker Solyndra got a...  [read more]