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‘This Land Is Meant Only for Saffron. Without It, It Means Nothing.’

Saffron fueled Kashmir’s local economy and culture for centuries, but its days might be numbered. There are many local legends […]

Trading is a really harsh game for new investors

If you are looking for a proper second job for earning some extra form it, the trading business can be […]

Bill Gates aims to save $233 billion by reinventing the toilet

Bill Gates thinks toilets are a serious business, and he’s betting big that a reinvention of this most essential of […]

Infographic: A World of Languages

Infographic: A World of Languages View the high resolution version of today’s graphic by clicking here. Languages provide a window into […]

Why engage in proxy war? A state’s perspective

Author Daniel L. Byman Senior Fellow – Foreign Policy, Center for Middle East Policy Editor’s Note:States use proxies for many reasons, writes […]

PayPal Has Been Quietly Getting Into the Traditional Banking Business

What has FDIC insurance on balances, a debit card that can be used to withdraw cash at ATMs, and the […]

The Air Quality-Life Index™

How much longer would you live if your country reduced air pollution to comply with your own national standard or […]

New 2025 Global Growth Projections Predict China’s Further Slowdown and the Continued Rise of India

Cambridge, Massachusetts – The economic pole of global growth has moved over the past few years from China to neighboring […]

Financing African cities: What is the role of land value capture?

This week, December 10-14, marks the Program for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA) week. This year’s conference is under the […]

$63 Trillion of World Debt in One Visualization

By Jeff Desjardins, Visual Capitalist, $63 Trillion of World Debt in One Visualization If you add up all the money […]