Daily Archives: March 13, 2013

Growth at the cost of health= short term gains for long term pains

After nearly 3,000 pig carcasses were found in a Shanghai river, CNBC’s Eunice Yoon reports on the many obstacles faced by China to protect its environment as the economy grows. Here is a direct link.

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Retail sales gain on higher gas prices, but consumer still pulling back

“…if you look at eating out, dining, department stores, the consumer is pulling back – the evidence is there. It’s nice to see a positive number, we just need to sustain that.” Kristin Bentz, executive director of the private equity … Continue reading

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US government to bail-out sugar industry??

This clip makes some very valid points against spending government money to prop up sugar prices. But while we are at it, same arguments decry government-backed-Central Banks from spending trillions to prop up banks and stock markets too. “In an … Continue reading

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Keen: “US stock market in a giant debt-fueled bubble again”

“Debunking Economics” author and Economist Steve Keen tells The Daily Ticker the U.S. stock market is in a giant debt-fueled bubble. And that years from now we will look back and say “why didn’t people see that?” He explains a … Continue reading

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Sugar drinks are a large part of obesity problems

A judge’s ruling that threw out New York’s ban on large servings of sugar-sweetened beverages may well have opened the door to a more ambitious effort by the city to fight obesity and chronic disease. See: Ruling can lead to … Continue reading

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