Friday, April 15, 2011

Notes on Political Economy

  • "We will insist on the fact that governance at the IMF and the World Bank cannot be a systematic rotation between the US and Europe, with the other countries excluded," said Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff in Beijing — BRICS challenging Western economic and political governance over the world.

  • "We have to move away from the thinking that producing an energy crop doesn’t compete with food," said Olivier Dubois, a bioenergy expert at the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization — Experts Point Fingers at Ethanol for Rising Corn Prices

  • "Herbert Hoover can be fairly faulted for many things, but rolling back the federal budget isn't one of them," says Jeff Jacoby — The Myth of 'Herbert Hoover Economics'.
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