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In an interesting twist, the Endangered Species Act may prevent the U.S. government from subsidizing the construction of an iron ore mine in Australia. A legal challenge by several environmental pressure groups to funding provided by the U.S. Export-Import Bank for the Roy Hill mine project in Western Australia, reportedly may “threaten to derail one of Western Australia's most promising financing deals.”
The ITU, an arm of the United Nations, is pushing for an international treaty that will give governments a much more powerful role in the architecture of the Internet and economics of the cross-border interconnection.
Europe's elections this weekend don't prove much of anything about austerity in general. Citizenry are not to be blamed for being upset with austerity measures. The whole point is that it doesn't feel good to get your fiscal house in order after a spending binge. The democratic reaction doesn't suggest the viability of the plan's capacity to achieve its goal of reducing government debt.
What new information is telling us about the causes of the financial crisis and how they relate to the economy todayApril 9, 2012
A significant amount of research has already been made about the financial crisis. But a midterm primer is nevertheless necessary;it is critical to assess the nature of the crises to ensure that the proper lessons are learned.
This article aims to present a history on the causes of the financial crisis that first emerged in the U.S. in 2007. Then it will analyze the roots of the current state of the economic crisis in Europe and the U.S. It will also assess the effects of the crises on the European and American economies. Consequently, a range of topics are discussed in the article, some of which have received deeper treatment elsewhere in economic literature, but have not been pieced together to provide a coherent past and present picture of the situation.
This isn't really about the country. The Greeks are being held hostage by the banks and financial institutions on Wall Street, in London and Paris who want to make sure that money keeps on flowing from government bailout packages -- not to Greece, but into their coffers.
In 2010, the world stalled on the road to democracyDecember 23, 2011
This year served mainly to vindicate the desires of tyrants and the fears of pessimists. To recapture the sense that the world is destined for universal democracy, you'd need a time machine.
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- Refining the Story of the Financial Crises in Europe and the USA
What new information is telling us about the causes of the financial crisis and how they relate to the economy today
Anthony Randazzo and Murat Yulek
April 9, 2012
- The Decline in Deaths from Extreme Weather, 1900–2010
Aggregate mortality attributed to all extreme weather events globally has declined by 98% since the 1920s
Indur M. Goklany and Julian Morris
September 22, 2011
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