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Moving Past the Commodity Supercycle: Are We There Yet?

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Otaviano Canuto

Some analysts are predicting that the commodity price boom of the new millennium as something that has played itself out. Have we entered a phase of descending commodity prices in general?

Brazil: Chasing Animal Spirits

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 08.17.2013 | World
Otaviano Canuto

Brazil's GDP performance has been lackluster since the post-crisis rebound in 2010. Prospects for 2013 look a little better. However, some of the economic drivers from last decade are clearly exhausted.

Smell Like Whiskey, But On Purpose

Posted 04.17.2013 | Taste

Eau de alcohol is ready for you.

Russian Investment Opportunities: The Drivers and the Hidden Gems

Gemma Godfrey | Posted 07.31.2011 | Business
Gemma Godfrey

It is clear to see why investors place so much emphasis on the oil price as a dictator of Russia's financial health. Supplying some 11.4% of the world's oil supply last year, Russia is the "biggest single source outside the OPEC cartel."

Farm Bill 2012: The Shelf Life Theory

Donald Carr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Donald Carr

The battle has already begun over the direction of America's broken food and farm policy and how to shape it in the next farm bill.

Mobile Energy: A Small Finger in a Museum Gift Shop

Julie Fefferman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Julie Fefferman

May I nominate the next major advancement in transportation: energy. No more alkaline batteries, no more blackouts, and you'll never lose charge on your iDevice of choice.

The Internet's Love Affair with WebTV

Ramon Nuez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Ramon Nuez

Information is a commodity. It's an article of trade that is valued above all other products and services. Information has always been coveted but con...

Health Insurance Industry: How Karl Marx Can Help Us Understand the Health Care Crisis

Yuna Shin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Yuna Shin

The word "industry" itself is apt in describing our current insurance system. Under "industry" we assume that there is a concrete, external object produced through human labor that is insurable.