Monthly Archives: February 2012

Electronics Manufacturing Lunacy in Argentine Patagonia

Argentina continues as the laughing stock of economists everywhere, subsidizing electronics manufacturing at the bottom of the world: Over the past three years, Argentina has added nearly 10,000 jobs on assembly lines that turn out TVs by Samsung Electronics Co., … Continue reading

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Chilean Blueberry Growers Publish Nutrition Brochure

Blueberries are one of the most nutritious foods available and the Chilean Blueberry Committee has released a brochure with details about antioxidents, anti-inflammatory agents, improving brain functioning, and links to other info. Chile is the main source of blueberries during … Continue reading

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How Startups in Chile and Australia Can Raise Capital

StartupSmart discusses how companies in isolated countries like Australia and Chile can raise capital: American finance has two great advantages: more solid valuations of the company and the chance to work with skilled entrepreneurs who have done it before and … Continue reading

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Health Care in Chile and the USA

After living 5 winters in Mexico and Chile, I’ve found that expats are surprised by the better quality medical care outside the USA. I expected this in Mexico because expats often are Third Agers stretching their pensions who need more … Continue reading

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Why Apple and Facebook are Governed by Dictators

Facebook has asked the government for permission to sell shares to the public and there is a surprise in the offering prospectus for democracy worshipers; Mark Zuckerberg controls the board and 58% of the votes even though he owns only … Continue reading

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Will the USA Enjoy a Tech Boom Soon?

Mark Mills and Julio Ottino recently opined in the Wall Street Journal that the USA enjoys a bright future in new technologies: In January 1912, the United States emerged from a two-year recession. Nineteen more followed—along with a century of … Continue reading

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