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Urban Living Partnership

Glen Noble is Senior Portfolio Manager at the ESRC for Urban Transformations and project team member for the RCUK-IUK Urban Living Partnership.

Everywhere you look cities are on the agenda. 458 more words

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What's new (at least to me) about the TPP

The Obama administration has moved very shrewdly to deflect some of the main criticisms of the proposed Trans Pacific Partnership agreement.

  1.  Fast Track is not as fast as I previously thought. 
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Economy And Business

Economic woes a test for South East Asia


Speculative attacks will challenge reserves, defences built after 1997/98

A man is silhouetted as he fishes near Northport in Klang outside Kuala Lumpur June 6, 2014. 672 more words


My economic philosophy in a nutshell

When, lo, these many years ago, I studied economics in college, I learned that capital was the most important factor in a prosperous economy.

I still think this is true.  770 more words

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The passing scene - October 4, 2015

Roger Millikin: The Man Who Launched the GOP’s Civil War by Jonathan M. Katz for Politico (hat tip to naked capitalism)

Roger Millikin, a right-wing textile magnate, was a driving force in transforming the South from solidly Democratic to solidly Republican, and the Republican Party from the party of Lincoln into the party of Strom Thurmond, Jessie Helms and Trent Lott. 282 more words

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Albay Third District towns eyed for commercial cacao production

LIGAO CITY—The third congressional district of Albay is hopping on the bandwagon of commercial cacao production.

Its representative, Rep. Fernando Gonzalez, on Sunday here said that as much as possible, all lands covered by his district that are available and suited to cacao growing will be tapped into the commercial production of this crop, which the Department of Agriculture (DA) is grooming as another sunshine industry of Bicol next to coconut, pili and abaca. 832 more words

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Donald Trump in the 1980s

Hat tip to KeldBach’s Journal.

This informative 1991 documentary film about Donald Trump traces the history of his business up until the bankruptcy of Trump Taj Mahal, … 200 more words

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