Book review: Improvisational economies and a globalized building

Robert Neuwirth is bringing new insights to familiar (for him, unfamiliar for most of us) territory in his book, “Stealth of Nations“. His previous work, “Shadow Cities” was a plea to take squatter cities and informal settlements seriously, rather than dismissing them as slums. (My review of Shadow Cities is here.) His mission . . . → Read More: Book review: Improvisational economies and a globalized building

Top African Gold Prospects: Brock Salier

Brock Salier, a mining analyst with GMP Securities Europe, sees plenty of gold coming out of Africa in the coming months and years. In this exclusive Gold Report interview, he says increasing political stability, good geological prospects and governmental recognition of the benefits of mining operations are reasons to look there for growth.

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Business cycle conditions in India: It's mostly cycle, not trend

There is a lot of gloom in India today about the broad-based failure of the UPA strategy of combining left-of-centre populism, fiscal profligacy, theft, and a lack of interest in the foundations of India’s growth. We learn from history that we learn nothing from history; India has clearly learned very little from its escape . . . → Read More: Business cycle conditions in India: It’s mostly cycle, not trend

Economic Events on December 12, 2011

At 2:00 PM Eastern time, the Treasury budget for November will be released, providing an account of the federal government’s budget surplus or deficit for that month.