Archive for December 29th, 2010

Tapping Spirituality to Help Resolve Global Water Conflicts

December 29, 2010

A superb thoughtful interview of  Aaron Wolf a professor of geography at Oregon State University. He is also a trained mediator in conflict resolution — two professions he has melded together when working on the Arab-Israeli conflict as well as numerous disputes in central and southeast Asia and Africa.

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Beggar thy neighbor interest rate policy

December 29, 2010

Ronald McKinnon of Stanford University writes in this paper that US has not learnt from its past mistakes.

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NHB Residex data should be keenly followed

December 29, 2010

This is one data which should be tracked more often. NHB  has developed this index – NHB Residex to track housing prices across the country. The last data was released on 28 October 2010 for the period Apr-Jun 2010. So it is a bit dated and we should be getting data for Jul-Sep 2010 period next.

I was just looking at the latest data (for Apr-Jun 2010):

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