Posts Tagged by China
|January 25, 2014||Posted by Staff under Corruption, Inequality / Concentration|
China catches up – or catches down – to the bad behavior of elites everywhere.
|January 22, 2014||Posted by Staff under Environmental|
Regular readers may sense deja-vu. A new article covers an old story: smog from Asia, breathed by residents of the West Coast.
|January 18, 2014||Posted by Staff under Environmental|
If you want to see the sun, the sky, the stars, don’t bother looking up in China but turn to huge public screens for a show.
|January 5, 2014||Posted by Staff under Environmental|
You’ve heard about China’s smog but did you know pollution of air, water, land, and food has ruined 8 million acres of farmland across the country?
|December 30, 2013||Posted by Staff under Land Disputes|
The biggest country on Earth can’t easily feed itself yet rather than send armies to conquer others it sends companies to lease huge swaths of land.
|December 28, 2013||Posted by Staff under Health|
Though the Chinese news media are replete with stories about pollution, connecting the dots between dirty air and the rising cancer rate is risky.
|December 28, 2013||Posted by Staff under Subsidies & Waste & Public Debt|
We humans do the funniest things, especially when we’re sheltered from suffering any downside due to our decisions.
|December 10, 2013||Posted by Staff under Land Disputes|
Once the world was Americanized. Now Africa is Chinized. Where few natives farmed, now Chinese agri-business harvests rice for hungry compatriots back home.
|December 8, 2013||Posted by Staff under Economic Principles|
China has a bigger middle class than America has people, more people studying English than Americans speaking English. Such a huge economy must help some people.
|December 3, 2013||Posted by Staff under Economic Principles, High Cost of Land|
If you can afford a condo in China’s capital you could afford one nearly twice as big in the Big Apple. What makes some places so spendy? Who can afford them?
|November 12, 2013||Posted by Staff under Environmental, Health|
Chinese chose warmth now over living longer. But why must any society make such a choice? There are other heat sources, including simply insulating better. Developing nations follow the errors of the developed when they should raise the bar and follow what works right for everyone forever: geonomics.
|November 9, 2013||Posted by Staff under High Cost of Land|
Yet how quickly will the Motor City will rebound, so housing will turn a profit? Downtown Detroit 35 years ago was as destitute as it is now, and it shows few signs of getting better. To get better, Detroit, like anywhere, would need to quit taxing buildings and instead recover land’s rental value to spur owners to develop. But should one’s home be another’s property?
|November 4, 2013||Posted by Staff under Environmental|
How bad can it get before government quits favoring old ways — no more subsidies for developers and manufacturers — and levels the playing field for new ways? Recover land value and pay citizens a dividend so everyone has enough security to work on their new ideas and contribute new solutions; let progress charge ahead!
|July 24, 2013||Posted by Staff under Environmental|
Chinese protest policy of growth at all costs which has delivered the goods to millions but also contaminated them. A new judicial interpretation would impose “harsher punishments” and tighten “lax and superficial” enforcement of the country’s environmental protection laws. This 2013 excerpt is from Reuters, Jun 19.
|June 9, 2011||Posted by Jeffery J. Smith under Progress Report, The Progress Report|
As China, the US, etc confront corruption Singapore to Pay Citizens Growth Dividends Governments being corrupt or in debt are huge problems but hardly intractable. Some places have enough surplus to pay an extra income to residents. We trim, […]