Posts tagged economy
Reducing Africa’s Infrastructure Deficits

I argue, therefore, that African economies can begin the process of deep integration if infrastructure networks are designed in such a way as to link production centers and distribution hubs across the continent. Indeed, this would emulate, under Africa’s own conditions, the networks of trade utilized by developed economies.

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The Implications of Africa-China Relations

The Chinese government over the past few years has been working towards strengthening its ties with Africa with an elaboration on it’s vision for development on the continent. In this pursuit, the aim of China is to access resources, foreign markets, and boost its own global influence. 

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Wow Air: The Story of a Bankruptcy That Threatens an Entire Economy

Last March the Icelandic company Wow Air cancelled its flights and announced the cessation of its operations.  The breakdown means the loss of more than a thousand jobs, and, according to the country’s Central Bank, may greatly impact the nation’s economy. 

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Rethinking the Definition of Work

If you love what you do and enjoy every single second of it, can it still be considered work?

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Will Student Loans Bring About the Next Financial Crisis?

These student loan asset-backed securities, otherwise known as SLABS, provide investors with cash flow when students make payments on the loan and interest. According to Forbes Magazine, the student loan debt currently figures at $1.52 trillion dollars, behind only mortgage debt.

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Interconnectivity – the Power of Accumulating Communication Technologies

The revolutionary nature of today’s communication technologies stems directly from their joint utility. Accumulating compatible technologies is invaluable.

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Demanding from On-Demand

“Quick and easy delivery” is the tagline of the so called On-Demand economy. However, with the speed with which these start-ups deliver their service, failure might inevitably be the outcome.

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When the Arctic Melts: Interests In the Freezing North

On top of the resources and shipping routes that countries will undoubtedly be prone to claim, the Arctic Sea itself is an interesting new border for the nations in the Arctic Circle.  

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Reducing Emissions: A ‘Smarter’ Choice than You Realize

With renewable energy sources comprising only a tenth of America’s energy consumption, climate change is heavily affecting America through more frequent natural disasters, falling crop yields, and the spread of disease-carrying bugs.

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The World Cup: Do Countries Get What They Put In?

The Olympics are known for being wildly expensive, and are likely fiscally irresponsible for the vast majority of the world’s countries due to the astronomical costs associated with hosting. How does the FIFA World Cup stack up?

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The Other Footprint: How Business Are Trekking off the Beaten Path

 Greenhouse gas emissions pose a serious environmental threat. If the US government is not willing to significantly  to minimize their effects, then it is ultimately up to businesses to move forward to keep our climate clean and reduce our carbon footprint.

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Bigly Huge Tariffs: A Discussion with Former Fed Vice-Chairman Alan Blinder

While these tariffs cater to the industrial workforce, they also establish a strong statement of American protectionism and opposition towards Chinese trade tactics.

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