Posts Tagged ‘transportation infrastructure’

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    A Chinese Coach

    Nov 28, 10 • 172 Views • Demand, Supply, and Markets, Developing Economies, Households, International Trade and FinanceNo Comments

    Coach has 41 handbag stores in China and will soon have 8 more. Coach and China though, are about a lot more than handbags. According to NY Times Magazine columnist David Leonhardt, the Chinese consumer can fuel the world economy with “the urge to

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    China’s Drivers

    Jul 20, 10 • 177 Views • Demand, Supply, and Markets, Developing Economies, International Trade and FinanceNo Comments

    Peter Hessler’s Country Driving A Journey Through China From Farm To Factory takes the reader to China’s roads, villages, and factories. Having just completed the first half of the book, I wanted to share random fascinating facts that

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    A Free Ride For Electric Cars?

    Jul 13, 10 • 158 Views • Environment, Macroeconomic Measurement, RegulationNo Comments

    Imagine a world filled with electric cars. In private homes, people could install their own charging devices. Others could be built in apartment building garages and on city streets. Some envision restaurants, department stores, and movie theaters offering a

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    Roads to Prosperity

    Mar 14, 10 • 176 Views • Developing Economies, Government, Macroeconomic MeasurementNo 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

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    Liking the Robber Barons

    Mar 5, 10 • 176 Views • Thinking EconomicallyNo Comments

    A confession:  I have never disliked the “robber barons.”   Written by Matthew Josephson (1899-1978), The Robber Barons told us how the great nineteenth industrial empires were built.  Emphasizing the misdeeds of Rockefeller,