Charter cities

The idea of charter cities, originally promoted by Stanford economist Paul Romer, sparked a lively academic debate in the field of economic development. The idea of charter city rests on the premise of creating special reform zones within countries. The reform zone would not be governed by the prevailing system of formal and informal . . . → Read More: Charter Cities

Bob Casaceli: Cordillera del Condor

The Cordillera del Condor region, located on the contentious Ecuador-Peru border, has proven to be rife with precious metals and political risk. In this exclusive interview with The Gold Report, Geologist Bob Casaceli delves deep beneath the earth’s crust to explain why this dynamic region’s formation points to further discoveries in the area.

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Economic Events on February 17, 2011

At 8:30 AM EST, the U.S. government will release its weekly Jobless Claims report.  The consensus is that there were 410,000 new jobless claims last week, which would would be 27,000 more than the unexpectedly low number released last week.

Also at 8:30 AM EST, the Consumer Price Index report for January will be . . . → Read More: Economic Events on February 17, 2011