Category Archives: Article review

Brazil’s Election

The Economist’s coverage of the Rouseff-Serra election indicates some of the electoral fault lines within this major BRIC country. “That voters who turned away from Ms Rousseff chose Ms Silva is bad news for Mr Serra’s centrist Party of Brazilian … Continue reading

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The Washington Post says “JBS dominates world beef industry from farm to fork”

Quite interesting to see a prestigious newspaper such as the Washington Post to dedicate an extensive article to Brazilian company JBS. It starts like this.. ” The founder, who began by slaughtering one or two head a day in 1953, raises … Continue reading

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BRIC Wall

There has been some commentary on my blogging which leads me to re-consider whether I should participate in this forum at all. Some of the comments lately have been anti-American, and even ad hominem. I do not market through this … Continue reading

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Brazil’s Electoral Laws

The Economist’s coverage of Brazilian election laws praised the speed of the announced results, but also noted continuing problems with corruption, which appear to be improving with time. “THE whizzy electronic ballot boxes that Brazil uses for elections meant that … Continue reading

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India, a contrast with Brazil

The excellent Schumpeter column in The Economist covers the Indian model of innovation, which contrasts with the Brazilian model according to a column on Brazil just weeks later. “Companies in India are challenging American ones in an area that they … Continue reading

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Quantitative Easing

In a survey of the global monetary system, The Economist notes that the increased taxes that Brazil and other emerging states have used to slow capital inflows have been endorsed by the IMF (International Monetary Fund). “For the past decade … Continue reading

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Brazil Takes Off

In late 2009, The Economist covered Brazil in an leader and special report which contrasted the country with fellow BRIC countries, but warned that the biggest risk may be hubris. “WHEN, back in 2001, economists at Goldman Sachs bracketed Brazil … Continue reading

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