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Goldman’s Commodity Unit Sees Worst Q1 In A Decade

Goldman’s Commodity Unit Sees Worst Q1 In A Decade

Investment bank Goldman Sachs saw…

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Is Constant Economic Growth Possible?

May 02, 2012 at 17:50 | Gail Tverberg

If we read the financial pages, economic growth seems to be viewed as the “normal” situation to which economies inevitably return. But is it really?If we look back…

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The Death of Global Integration

Apr 24, 2012 at 16:16 | Kurt Cobb

The world's elites don't want to admit it. But the kind of global village that they have insisted on building--a vast free-trade paradise run by an ever more complex and…

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Noble Notion vs Reality

Apr 01, 2012 at 10:43 | Vladimir Harman

Seventy six years have passed since the first notion on taxing financial transactions first appeared under the pen of John Maynard Keynes in his study on Theory on Employment Interest…

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Ecological Economics: The Battle to Preserve the Natural World

Feb 09, 2012 at 16:27 | Breakthrough Institute

In September of 1982, a group of scholars met in Stockholm intending to reform -- even to revolutionize -- the study of economics. The new ecological economists saw the economy…

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Is a Reduction in Population Numbers the only Sustainable Solution?

Jan 30, 2012 at 17:32 | Gail Tverberg

In a recent post, I talked about why we may be reaching Limits to Growth of the type foretold in the 1972 book Limits to Growth. I would…

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Out of Africa - Portugal solicits Angolan investment

Jan 16, 2012 at 22:07 | John Daly

The following is an interesting and cautionary tale for investors looking at relatively "stable" Old Europe and Africa, seemingly mired in perennial crisis. Since last year the Portuguese government has…

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Argentina's Booming Economy Proves There Can be Life After Default

Jan 16, 2012 at 21:59 | John Daly

Quick. Name the country whose economy despite the global recession nevertheless expanded 9.2 percent in 2010 and has kept growing in 2011 at an annual rate of about 8 percent.…

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G20 and BRICs - Who's in Charge?

Jan 16, 2012 at 21:57 | John Daly

As the representatives of G20 nations gather in Cannes, thrashing out a new way forward for the ailing European Union's economies, a major yet little observed economic sea change is…

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The Faustian Bargain has Enabled an Unsustainable Economic System, but Not for Much Longer

Jan 09, 2012 at 17:08 | Gail Tverberg

Historically people have shifted their belief systems in various ways. The Greeks and Romans believed in numerous gods and goddesses and attributed all kinds of powers to them. Then the…

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Is a Green Economy too Expensive in the Current Environment

Jan 09, 2012 at 16:59 | Gary Hunt

There is a looming battle over the cost of energy between the ‘green at any cost’ versus the ‘green enough at a reasonable cost’ where wind/solar forces will battle

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