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Op-Ed: The political economics of Hazel Henderson

The notion of 'externality' is a central concern of Hazel Henderson. This is the cost of producing a commodity that can be omitted or 'externalized' from the company's balance sheet to the public and Mother Nature.
In the Media by Michael Terron - 1 comment

Op-Ed: Economic obsolescence — When demographics just don’t work at all

Sydney - The slow slither of new retirement and revenue policies being adopted by Western governments indicate that governments want more revenue and to spend less. The problem is that the economics of the near future will be nothing like the current model.
In the Media by Paul Wallis - 5 comments

Op-Ed: The push towards online grocery is all the rage right now

It’s not hard to find whatever you need online, from electronics to clothes and furniture and now groceries through some companies.
In the Media by Syra Sharif

Once a Soviet hub, Armenia looks to revive its tech sector

Yerevan - Once seen as a silicon valley of the Soviet Union, the tiny Caucasus nation of Armenia is hoping the launch of its first tablet computer and smartphone could kickstart a comeback for the country's tech sector.
In the Media by Mariam Harutyunyan (AFP)

Cyprus MPs fail to pass privatisation bill in threat to bailout

Nicosia - The Cypriot parliament failed Thursday to adopt a controversial bill to sell off state utilities mandated by a bailout from international lenders, potentially endangering the next tranche of a 10-billion-euro loan.
In the Media by AFP

Rand Paul: 'There are always perceptions of what is extreme'

With The New York Times and NBC's "Meet The Press" seeking to tether him to his father's Libertarian positions, Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) defended his cause and his father alike.
In the Media by Michael Krebs - 10 comments

Op-Ed: Is the World Economic Forum working for regional economies?

The World Economic Forum's annual conference in Davos concluded this weekend during a turbulent period in emerging markets and yielding questions on the impact the WEF is making globally.
In the Media by Michael Krebs

Op-Ed: Noam Chomsky talking sense and nonsense

Massachusetts Institute of Technology Professor Emeritus Noam Chomsky talks common sense, most of the time, but does he understand economics?
In the Media by Alexander Baron - 2 comments

Starbucks coffee costs more in China than the U.S.

Starbucks products are sold at much lower prices in the US than in China, even with tariffs and transportation costs added. This is despite the coffee cups being made in China and sent to the U.S.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 3 comments

'Big pharma' is not necessarily the most successful

The size of a company and its economic resources is not tied to getting a drug to market, according to a new report. The success of small companies sometimes challenges the might of "big pharma."
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 4 comments
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