Monthly Archives: July 2014

Externalities of Waste – Do we throw too much stuff away?

This is a super report from BBC Newsnight on the issue of our throwaway society and the externalities of waste. How can the link between consumption and the discarding of unwanted and broken products be weakened? What role can innovation … Continue reading

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Shell, Exxon and carbon: The elephant in the atmosphere

UK Only Article:  standard article Issue:  America’s lost oomph Fly Title:  Shell, Exxon and carbon Rubric:  Managers at the biggest oil firms clash with investors over climate change Main image:  Keep on drilling Keep on drilling IN SEPTEMBER 2013 a … Continue reading

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Shifting terms of trade for Latin America

According to The Economist, the great commodity boom caused by the industrialisation of China and India provided an unprecedented boost to the terms of trade (the ratio of the price of its exports to that of its imports). Yet now the commodities … Continue reading

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Commodity traders: Keeping track

UK Only Article:  standard article Issue:  The tragedy of the Arabs Fly Title:  Commodity traders Rubric:  Neither secret, nor in charge of running the world The Secret Club that Runs the World: Inside the Fraternity of Commodity Traders. By Kate … Continue reading

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