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China Allows Farmers to Mortgage Properties

(http://nextbigfuture.com) - scanned by: Joe Meme over 3 years ago
China's Communist Party leaders unveiled a broad program of reforms last week. One of their objectives was to make it easier for farmers to sell the right to use some of their land. Farmers don't currently own their land, but they have the right t... More>>>
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Joseph Nye on American Power in the 21st Century

(http://endoftheamericancentury....) - scanned by: DSMason over 7 years ago
Harvard's Joseph Nye, author of the book "Soft Power" argues that American power in the 21st century will be different, but "not one of decline." But this formulation ignores the many elements of domestic and international dec... More>>>
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The Future of Abstinence

(http://www.newsweek.com) - scanned by: Jeff Hilford over 7 years ago
It's been a mainstay of sex ed for more than a decade. Now, as the Obama administration cuts off federal funding, the movement scrambles for money. More>>>
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Russia Hosts and Promotes Emerging Power Groups

(http://www.nytimes.com) - scanned by: DSMason over 7 years ago
Russia hosted back-to-back meetings of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization and the inaugural summit of the "BRIC" countries, emphasizing its intent to promote more global clout for emerging powers. More>>>
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The Age of Micronations - 7 Predictions by Thom...

(http://www.futuristspeaker.com) - scanned by: Alvis Brigis over 7 years ago
There has always been profit to be made and lost in coastal real estate. But these innovations in the creation of land could lead to the creation of real estate that is unattached and unaffiliated with any existing nationstate or indigenous group ... More>>>
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Obama: Boost US R&D beyond ‘space race’ levels

(http://features.csmonitor.com) - scanned by: Alvis Brigis over 7 years ago
President Obama set an ambitious goal Monday to have the US spend more on scientific research and development than it did at the height of the space race in 1964. If he can meet that mark, it would reestablish the United States as an internatio... More>>>
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Military to Focus on Cybersecurity

(http://online.wsj.com) - scanned by: Marc Cobb over 8 years ago
A new Obama initiative is in the works to increase the government's efforts to protect the nation's cyber boarders. The move comes amid growing evidence that sophisticated cyberspies are attacking the U.S. electric grid and key defense programs. More>>>
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Latvia Could Be Filing Bankruptcy in 6 Months

(http://www.google.com) - scanned by: Alvis Brigis over 8 years ago
Prime Minister Valdis Dombrovskis has warned that Latvia may face bankruptcy if it fails to obtain the next round of IMF bailout funds by June. To hit the IMF targets necessary to release the funds, Latvia must cut an additional 40% of public sec... More>>>
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Possible IMF trajectory (Thomas P.M. Barnett ::...

(http://thomaspmbarnett.com) - scanned by: Alvis Brigis over 8 years ago
"A fascinating glimpse at how the IMF may be reborn through this crisis into a financial equivalent of the UN or the WTO, just not with the same punitive powers of either (which are always weaker than they appear to be). The big thing is, we'... More>>>
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The Specter of Deflation Rises Over Spain

(http://www.nytimes.com) - scanned by: Alvis Brigis over 8 years ago
Could this be a sign of things to come for other heavy-industrial nations? -- The nation’s jobless rate, already a painful 15.5 percent, could soon reach 20 percent, a troubling number for a major industrialized country. With the toxic comb... More>>>
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Fed to invest $13 billion in nationwide high-sp...

(http://www.bizjournals.com) - scanned by: Alvis Brigis over 8 years ago
Four months after unveiling a high-speed rail plan for the United States, the federal government is now allocating money to get the ball rolling. The White House and the U.S. Department of Transportation on Thursday said it will invest $8 billi... More>>>
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Obama's Cuba Move (Thomas Barnett)

(http://thomaspmbarnett.com) - scanned by: Alvis Brigis over 8 years ago
Barnett likes Obama's gradual opening Cuba policy: "Feed Cuba the modern connectivity (high-tech services) and the age-old kind (family bonds). Let the people get a real taste for both." More>>>
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