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Call It Chimerica: The U.S. and China Grow Ever Closer

Call It Chimerica: The U.S. and China Grow Ever Closer | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
Bilateral trade between the U.S.and China hit $544 billion last year, and it will keep expanding...
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Analysis: Mexico's creaky economy to test Pena Nieto's ambitions

Analysis: Mexico's creaky economy to test Pena Nieto's ambitions | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's creaky domestic economy, riddled with monopolies and inefficiencies, makes the next government's goal of boosting growth to rates last seen in the 1970's seem like a pipe...

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Russia and Oil: A Likely Source of Future Stability - Forbes

Russia and Oil: A Likely Source of Future Stability - Forbes | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
Russia and Oil: A Likely Source of Future StabilityForbesRussia's addiction to oil and natural gas is not, contrary to the implications of many stories in the media, a recent development.

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Rise of the 'repats': Africans shun crisis-hit West for jobs back home - CNN.com

Rise of the 'repats': Africans shun crisis-hit West for jobs back home - CNN.com | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
For decades, many African countries saw some of their most skilful young people take their talents to other parts of the world, lured by the financial prospects outside the continent.
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China's Gravity-Defying Economy: How Hard Will It Fall?

China's Gravity-Defying Economy: How Hard Will It Fall? | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
As China's high-octane economy shifts into lower gear, virtually everyone agrees that the double-digit, super-charged boom years are drawing to a close.
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'Pasty tax' row heats up for British PM

'Pasty tax' row heats up for British PM | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
Sales tax on heated snacks, including iconic Cornish pasty, puts David Cameron and his finance minister in a hot spot.
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Economists assert that above all else, political institutions determine the wealth of nations

Economists assert that above all else, political institutions determine the wealth of nations | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
It is among the grandest topics in scholarship: Why do some nations, such as the United States, become wealthy and powerful, while others remain stuck in poverty?
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Will China Rule the World?

Will China Rule the World? | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
Unless China fundamentally reforms its political institutions, a change that seems unlikely in the short term, a trajectory of economic growth followed by relative decline is more likely than a trajectory of long-term increasing prosperity.
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'Nollywood' brings home-grown success to Nigeria

'Nollywood' brings home-grown success to Nigeria | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
Nigeria's 'Nollywood' may be looked down on by Westerners, but it's been a success in English-speaking Africa.
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The Facts about Tax Progressivity — The Monkey Cage

The Facts about Tax Progressivity — The Monkey Cage | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
This is a guest post from political scientist Lucy Barnes, Prize Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Nuffield College, Oxford: ***** The recent exchange between Jonathan Chait and Veronique de Rugy over the progressivity of the U.S.
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UK budget conundrum: can government help the rich and the poor?

UK budget conundrum: can government help the rich and the poor? | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
LONDON — Fifty pence doesn’t buy you very much in austerity-hit Britain — except for a great deal of attention and heated argument.
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UK public spending since 1963

UK public spending since 1963 | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
Back when the Beatles were having their first number one, the government spent £12bn a year, now it's over £600bn.
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Why Iran wants to beef up Zimbabwe’s military

Why Iran wants to beef up Zimbabwe’s military | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
Iran has guns and expertise. Zimbabwe has uranium and diamonds. Both are international pariahs. It's a heaven-made match in a world of crushing international sanctions.
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Russia formally grabs WTO seat

Russia formally grabs WTO seat | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
In hopes of spurring economic growth, Russia joins the World Trade Organisation after a near two-decade wait.
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My big, fat Nigerian wedding: Inside Lagos' bridal boom - CNN.com

My big, fat Nigerian wedding: Inside Lagos' bridal boom - CNN.com | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
Weddings in Nigeria are colorful, creative and extravagant productions, with guest lists of up to 2,000 people considered standard.
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Understanding Africa’s seven types of consumers

Research firm Nielsen recently identified seven types of African consumers that companies need to be aware of as they target their products to the continent.


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Update: Remittances worth almost 23 billion dollars in 2011 | Geo-Mexico, the geography of Mexico

Remittances sent home by Mexican migrants, almost all of them residing in the USA, rose 6.9% in 2011 (compared to 2010) to 22.730 billion dollars.

Remittances are the second largest source of foreign exchange in Mexico after crude oil exports. The average amount sent was 326.26 dollars,..

This short update has links to everything you always wanted to know about remittances but were afraid to ask...


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Mexicans try two wheels to beat car culture

Mexicans try two wheels to beat car culture | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
Hey, honey, let’s go bicycling with the kids through downtown Mexico City! Just a few years ago, these would have been the words of a lone madman.
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UK Finance Minister George Osborne on Britain’s Budget Woes

An interview with George Osborne MP, Chancellor of the Exchequer for Great Britain about Britain’s austerity financial plans and what worries him about the world economy.
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Mexico’s middle class is becoming its majority

Mexico’s middle class is becoming its majority | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
The swelling ranks of the middle class in Mexico are crowding new Wal-Marts, driving Nissan sedans and maxing out their credit cards.
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Fight of the Century: Keynes vs. Hayek Round Two

Go to http://econstories.tv for EconStories content and materials. Produced by Emergent Order. Visit us at http://emergentorder.com. "Fight of the Century" i...
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Nigeria: investment vs inequality

Nigeria: investment vs inequality | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
While Nigeria's government powers ahead on its path to reform, large swathes of the population are getting left behind.
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"Buy Iranian", Khamenei urges in New Year message - Reuters

"Buy Iranian", Khamenei urges in New Year message - Reuters | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
CBS News"Buy Iranian", Khamenei urges in New Year messageReutersKhamenei to people: 'Buy Iranian' to stop 'foreign plots' * Price rises, sinking rial temper New Year celebrations * Thousands of wealthy Iranians head to beaches in UAE * Government ...
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Life on the breadline: welcome to the world of Britain's working poor

Life on the breadline: welcome to the world of Britain's working poor | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
Yvonne Roberts takes Conservative MP Dan Poulter to Essex to see what life is like for a hidden demographic (Life on the breadline: welcome to the world of Britain's working poor http://t.co/dYC5K9Jy via @guardian...)...
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Nigeria Applies for $ 670 Million Interest-free Loan from Islamic Development Bank - Nigeria Business News

Nigeria Applies for $ 670 Million Interest-free Loan from Islamic Development Bank - Nigeria Business News | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
The Minister of State for Finance, Dr.Yerima Ngama, has confirmed Nigeria’s application for a $ 670 million interest-free loan from the Islamic Developm (RT @NigeriaNewsdesk: [BusinessNews] Nigeria Applies for $ 670 Million Interest-free Loan from...
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