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Oil Crashing in the Same Car?

J. L. Morin | Posted 11.16.2014 | Business
J. L. Morin

Most media attribute oil price slumps to oversupply from US fracking, omitting the fact that governments are discussing whether oil companies will be allowed to extract all the fossil fuel they've already priced into their stocks.

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 | Home
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.