This is another in a series of Weekend Wanderings posts with many links to follow. It centres around the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. It used to be (and still is, to a large degree)
The next time you bite into that seemingly luscious red strawberry – in January – think about this article… Are supermarkets facing the beginning of the end? We, in the West, really do face a number of hypocritical decisions and
The most important and magnetic world cities as rated by the Institute for Urban Strategies – #1 this year is London, UK (although I’m surprised “Liveability” is so low.
DYK: In one year (2014), the world spent over $1.6 trillion on the military, over 1/3 of which was spent by one country…the United States. DYK: The United States spends more on their military than the rest of NATO (#2)
Here’s one for the GeoTransportation page, but don’t let that stop you from reading on… The National Geographic Education Blog has a great write up and accompanying videos on Container Shipping. I know, your eyes are glazing over – but
An excellent article as a follow-up from the Bangladesh manufacturing plant collapse. Some call it business, others call it the price of progress. But, we in the west continue to enjoy cheap prices for clothing, toys, other plastic goods and,
Found at the Open University website, this is a great overview of some of the international organizations and associations: G8, G20; NAFTA, EFTA, EU, etc. Found at: http://www.open.edu/openlearn/society/politics-policy-people/economics/international-alphabet-soup-brief-guide-trade-areas-unions-and-councils