Category Archives: International Political Economic Theory

GDP by State!

GraphJam is an amusing site over at Cheez Burger (aka lolcats). While usually breaking down things like How Lady Gaga likes her steaks, every now and then there is an economic gem such as if the states were renamed by GDP: … Continue reading

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Jing-Bang

I made an effort this week to work the phrase “jing-bang” into one of my master’s exam essay. This is a Scottish term: the hail jing-bang means the whole lot or everything. I was able to use in the opening … Continue reading

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Nigeria… reason to hope?

The Economist: Briefing: NigeriaYou know how when you read about things in Africa…. no wait. You know how once you learned there was a continent called Africa and all you’ve heard since then about it is about HIV/AIDS or Bono? … Continue reading

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Brazil is in Poor Company

What is one of the top ten economies (by GDP) doing at the bottom of a list with the Central African Republic, South Africa and Swaziland? Turns out that Brazil, though considered by many to be an extremely important rising … Continue reading

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Discover the world

Been a while since you checked in with Togo? How about Chile? No worries, Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estat√≠stica (IBGE) has your back. Their web program “Pa√≠ses” lays out current(ish) information on population, social indicators, economy, networks and environment … Continue reading

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Comparative advantage

Hypothetical:1. Tiger Woods has a lawn that needs mowing.2. Tiger Woods has a teenage neighbor who charges $10/hour to mow lawns.3. Tiger Woods can mow his law three times as fast as his neighbor.4. Tiger Woods makes $80 mil a … Continue reading

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