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National politics / Brookings: Development for security: Lending for peace?
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Development for security: Lending for peace?

One of the first things that visitors see when entering the World Bank headquarters in Washington, D.C., is a small plaque proclaiming a grand aspiration: ?Our dream is a world free of poverty.? Over time, this mantra has become associated with projects ranging from building dams and highways, to creating jobs and spurring private sector…
      
 
 

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El Paso Politics / ElPasoSpeak:A developing story
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A developing story

Tragically  a local sixth grade student was struck and killed by a pickup truck Friday, April 20, 2018. The incident occurred during a school sanctioned “walk out”.  The walk out was scheduled as a protest against gun violence on the 19th anniversary of the Columbine school shootings. According to the school district superintendent:  “This was […]
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El Paso Politics / ElPasoSpeak:Hiring a bully
« Last post by bot on April 22, 2018, 01:35:45 PM »
Hiring a bully

In both the political and business worlds we are unfortunately seeing more situations where the power of government is used to oppress someone’s opponents. We see it at both the national and local levels. Adversaries used to fight in their own arenas but now some are involving government to crush their opponents. We deserve better […]
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El Paso Politics / ElPasoSpeak:What law?
« Last post by bot on April 21, 2018, 07:14:11 AM »
What law?

From what we can see our local central appraisal district is the only local government that obeys this Texas law: GOVERNMENT CODE TITLE 10. GENERAL GOVERNMENT SUBTITLE F. STATE AND LOCAL CONTRACTS AND FUND MANAGEMENT CHAPTER 2265. REQUIRED PUBLICATION AND REPORTING BY GOVERNMENTAL ENTITIES Sec. 2265.001. RECORDING AND REPORTING OF ELECTRICITY, WATER, AND NATURAL GAS […]
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China?s currency displacing the dollar in global oil trade? Don?t count on it.

On March 26, China launched crude oil futures contracts priced in renminbi (RMB) on the Shanghai International Energy Exchange. These contracts are the first RMB-denominated futures that foreigners can directly buy and sell. China is also taking steps to begin paying for some crude oil in RMB rather than in U.S. dollars. These moves are…
      
 
 

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All politics is local?in Libya, that could be an opportunity

Libya is in no better shape today than it was in 2011. In spite of the best efforts of the U.N. Special Envoy for Libya Ghassam Salame and his talented team, there remains no political solution to stabilize and unite the country?bifurcated between a U.N.-backed government in Tripoli (the Government of National Accord), and another…

      
 
 

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Vietnam?s manufacturing miracle: Lessons for developing countries

If you are reading this blog post on a smart phone, there is a good chance that you are looking at a device that was made in Vietnam. Worldwide, one in 10 smartphones is produced in Vietnam. Mobile phones are Vietnam?s number one export, generating export revenues of more than $45 billion in 2017. This…
      
 
 

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Kim Jong-un has a maximum pressure and engagement strategy of his own

When Kim Jong-un does things, he goes gangbusters. For the first seven years of his rule, from December 2011 to December 2018, Kim has gone full force on his version of ?maximum pressure.? He has tested nearly 90 ballistic missiles (three times more than that of his father and grandfather combined) and conducted four of…

      
 
 

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El Paso Politics / ElPasoSpeak:Free-range parenting
« Last post by bot on April 20, 2018, 01:57:07 PM »
Free-range parenting

We have evidently reached the point where we have to have a “free-range parenting law” to keep from getting arrested for letting our children learn about life. WebMD has a post about it if you are not familiar with the issue. How far will we go to get in the middle of a parent’s rights […]
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Development Seminar | Manufacturing Jobs: Implications for Productivity & Inequality

The declining share of manufacturing jobs in overall employment has been a concern for policymakers and the broader public alike in both advanced economies and some developing economies. This concern stems from the widely-held belief that manufacturing plays a unique role as a catalyst for productivity growth and income convergence and a source of well-paid…

      
 
 

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