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Exclusive: Obama says Iran must halt nuclear work for at least a decade (Jeff Mason, Reuters) The president "sees" the House Republican's bet and "raises ten". Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu is speaking the Congress tomorrow at Hose Speaker John Bohner's invitation to express opposition to a nuclear deal with Iran.
Articles about events, conflicts and disease around the world
India v China: Airpocalypse (The Economist) While much attention has been focused on CO2 emissions by the world's two largest countries, there is also a serious problem for both with unhealthy air pollution. The term "airpocalypse" has been coined for the environmental disaster that is occurring. From the Economist:
See also GEI News today: This Documentary Has Gone Viral, Taking China by Storm
U.S. New-Home Sizes Set Record Last Year (Nick Timiraos, The Wall Street Journal) The Great Recession saw median house sizes decline two years but then they started increasing again and have set new records each of the last three years. The number of square feet for the median size home was 2,415 square feet in 2014.
Greece's future is its past (Rbecca Harding, Pieria) The past for Greece has been as a strong trading economy and that is where its future lies. Greece has a service economy dominating trade (which includes tourism) and that has shrunk by approximately 50% from the 2008 peak. It is expected to bottom out at less than 40% of peak in 2017 and 2018 before it starts a slow climb. The key to a better future is to turn service sector exports around sooner and then get the growth moving faster than now projected.
The surprising economics of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch (The Week) What is astonishing to Econintersect is that it is apparently considered cheaper to throw resources away than to reuse them. The top 20 "throw-away countries" are displayed in the graphic below. This article is based on recently published research. The research article: Plastic waste inputs from land into the ocean (Jenna R. Jambeck et al, Science). Here is the abstract:
Other Economics and Business Items of Note and Miscellanea
The Secret Behind My Hedge Fund Trade on Housing (Shah Gilani) Shah Gilani contributes to GEI.
The 15 Most Miserable Economies in the World (Bloomberg Business)
Our Favorite Financial Stock Under $9 (Investing Daily) Don't miss the Investing Daily Article of the Week at GEI Invetsing every Thursday.
(What’s Left of) Our Economy: New GDP Numbers Confirm U.S. Trade Policy as a Growth and Recovery Killer (Reality Chek) Even a favorable shift in energy can't improve the U.S. trade deficit.
More Than A Bit Naive To See NeoLiberal Econ As Merely An Honest Dispute Between Academics (Roger Erickson, Mike Norman Economics) Roger Erickson contributes to GEI.
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