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Companies and the state - The Economist

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Companies and the state
The Economist
This special report will concentrate on the relationship between business and state in the rich world, which in the aftermath of the financial crisis is clearly under strain.
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Billionaires and Boasts - New York Times

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Billionaires and Boasts
New York Times
The first gasconade was uttered by Richard Sherman, the Seattle Seahawks all-pro cornerback, who let his adrenaline speak for him after making a play that sent my hometown boys to the Super Bowl.
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What 500 Big Investors Think About Climate Change

What 500 Big Investors Think About Climate Change | Plutocrats | Scoop.it
One of the hard truths about climate change solutions—whether they’re solar panels, protective sea walls, or carbon-sucking golf balls—is that somebody has to pay for them.

Via Alexandre Pépin
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Create a Water-Wise Landscape

Create a Water-Wise Landscape | Plutocrats | Scoop.it

http://www.bhg.com/gardening/landscaping-projects/landscape-basics/create-a-water-wise-landscape/

 

More and more people are looking to save water in their gardens. It's no wonder: In an era of increased environmental awareness, we constantly hear about water-wise practices and how we can reduce our footprint on the Earth. Xeriscaping is a landscaping alternative that you can employ in your own backyard.

Live in a water-challenged state? Find tips for landscaping in Utah and Arizona.

 

What Is Xeriscaping?

 

Xeriscaping means creating a low-water landscape. It first became popular in areas of the Southwest and Mountain West, but is spreading throughout North America. While it saves you time and money in the long term, it does require a little extra planning up front.

 

One of the biggest challenges for gardeners considering xeriscaping is to shift the style of plants they can use. If you've always wanted to grow a garden full of natives, a xeriscape plan will give you that opportunity.

Choosing Native Plants

 

 

One key to xeriscaping is using native plants. They're most adapted to your climate and can handle extremes in weather patterns.

If you live in a typically dry area, such as Arizona or New Mexico, native plants like cactus, yucca, and penstemon are some of the best choices. But don't take this to mean that these are the only kinds of plants you can enjoy in a xeriscape. Whether you live in the Southwest or upper Midwest, native perennials including rattlesnake master (Eryngium), purple coneflower (Echinacea), and goldenrod (Solidago) are just the ticket to a lush, colorfully styled xeriscape.

 

Just because these plants are water-wise, it doesn't necessarily mean they are drought proof. In the worst dry spells even these reliable plants can suffer from water stress. That's why it's important that your xeriscape not exclude water entirely. You may need to water your plantings during severe droughts.

 

Discover top native plants for your area.

 

Learn about beautiful, easy-to-grow drought-busting perennials!

 

Be Aware of Other Plants

 

Keep an eye out for other plants that are well adapted to your region. There may be plenty of other plants that can take your climate's conditions. For example, in areas with warm, dry summers, many Mediterranean plants thrive.

 

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Global Rich List

Global Rich List | Plutocrats | Scoop.it
Didn't make it onto the yearly roll call of the mega-wealthy? Why not find out where you'd actually sit in comparison to the rest of the world? You might be surprised. (See where you stand in comparison to the rest of the world.

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Feb1: #Morsi resorting to methods reminiscent of the old regime,#Egypt could be torn apart..

Feb1: #Morsi resorting to methods reminiscent of the old regime,#Egypt could be torn apart.. | Plutocrats | Scoop.it
Feb1: #Morsi resorting to methods reminiscent of the old regime,#Egypt could be torn apart.. http://t.co/g4sKtedM

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On The New Definition Of "Rich", A $620 Billion Tax Hike Offset By ...

It was also the brand new definition of rich, with the "$250000" income threshold now left in the dust, and $400000 for individuals ($450000 for joint filers) taking its place. Who knew that New Normal would also bring us the ...
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George Heymont: Life's Different for the Super Rich

George Heymont: Life's Different for the Super Rich | Plutocrats | Scoop.it
Life's Different for the Super Rich - The Huffington Post. ... used by all the big Wall Street investment banks. Enron's president had a messianic zeal and believed he could change the world by creating a virtual economy." ...
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Rand Paul clarifies comments about poverty and unwanted pregnancies

Rand Paul clarifies comments about poverty and unwanted pregnancies | Plutocrats | Scoop.it
(CNN) - Sen. Rand Paul on Sunday clarified comments he made last week about the government's role in discouraging women from having children out of wedlock as a way to stem poverty.
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When men like Paul make policy that makes the man 1/2 responsible for babies, you'll see men take more responsibility for their sexual activite, thus few babies, less unwanted children, the list goes on. sen. Paul take a real stand and encourage men to be responsible .

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$8 billion worth of rare earth minerals in Sierra Blanca area mountain ... - El Paso Times

$8 billion worth of rare earth minerals in Sierra Blanca area mountain ... - El Paso Times | Plutocrats | Scoop.it
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Plutocrats: The Rise of the New Global Super-Rich and the Fall of Everyone Else: Amazon.de: Chrystia Freeland: Englische Bücher

Plutocrats: The Rise of the New Global Super-Rich and the Fall of Everyone Else

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Australia Has $16 Minimum Wage and Is the Only Rich Country to Dodge the Global Recession

Australia Has $16 Minimum Wage and Is the Only Rich Country to Dodge the Global Recession | Plutocrats | Scoop.it
Australia has twice the minimum wage as the US and Big Macs cost roughly the same.
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Global Rich List

Global Rich List | Plutocrats | Scoop.it
Didn't make it onto the yearly roll call of the mega-wealthy? Why not find out where you'd actually sit in comparison to the rest of the world? You might be surprised. (See where you stand in comparison to the rest of the world.
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America, the Saudi Arabia of tomorrow - CNN

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America, the Saudi Arabia of tomorrow
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The loosening of oil markets has strengthened the world's hand against oil-rich Iran.
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Top 5 Data Center Stories; December Dealapalooza Edition » Data ...

Top 5 Data Center Stories; December Dealapalooza Edition » Data ... | Plutocrats | Scoop.it
By: Rich Miller December 22nd, 2012; Tweet. Deals, deals, deals! And we don't mean at the mall. Acquisitions were the theme this week as the largest players in the tech sector announced end-of-year purchases.
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£13tn hoard hidden from taxman by global elite

£13tn hoard hidden from taxman by global elite | Plutocrats | Scoop.it
New study gives staggering new estimate of size of offshore economy – as much as US and Japanese GDP put together (RT @charlesfrith: A global super-rich elite has exploited gaps in cross-border tax rules to hide an extraordinary 13 Trillion Sterling...
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