Filippo Bolzonello

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Here Is What The Job Market Would Look Like Today Without Austerity

Republicans are threatening major future economic damage with a U.S. government shutdown and possible debt default. But their budget fights have already caused major damage to the job market, according to one study.<p>If federal and state governments had never implemented the policies of fiscal …

How Brazil's Richest Man Lost $34.5 Billion

Eike Batista stands at the center of a specially built air-conditioned stage on his 22,000-acre-plus Açu port project, a massive oil and iron-ore …

Stalin's Rope Roads

The mining town of Chiatura, Georgia, surrounded by steep cliffs, is criss-crossed by a network of aging Soviet-era aerial tramways that are still in use today. In the early 20th century, after the U.S.S.R. annexed Georgia, Soviet authorities were intent on extracting the vast manganese deposits …

The Ten Greatest Infrastructure Failures In Modern History

Industrial disasters. Bad design, lack of maintenance, human error, mother nature, bad luck, or some combination thereof. Here are the ten worst in …

This break on the Matthews Bridge is in a bad place on a major support load point. Bridge will be closed for a while. http://t.co/6syIQpRN6I

Why Bangkok is the world’s number one tourist destination

Bangkok has beaten London to the number one spot as 2013’s most popular tourist destination, and it’s not just because of Thailand’s reputation for spicy food and Buddhist temples: It’s the shopping.<p>Thailand’s capital is expected to receive 15.98 million tourists in 2013, compared to London’s 15.96 …

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Why the Fed’s efforts are putting the U.S. economy at risk

To the relief of borrowers around the world, the U.S. Federal Reserve Board is holding off on tapering its bond-buying program.<p>Global equity markets rallied last week on word of the decision. It's no secret that investors are among the biggest winners from the billions the Fed pours into the …

8 Traps Successful Leaders Must Avoid

When an organization is performing well, investments in talent and innovation should be at full-throttle. As recent history has shown, companies tend to get complacent when they are on top, instead of sustaining their momentum through strategic focus. Great leaders know how to keep momentum alive …

Riding the Dubai Metro Is Like Driving a Porsche

Commission publishes more than 100 options for airport reform

Sir Howard Davies' Airports Commission has published around 120 short and long term proposals for dealing with Britain's air traffic problems.<p>The commission, which will make recommendations by the summer of 2015 on dealing with the pressure on Britain's airport infrastructure, <b>has published more</b> …

Bangladesh: microlender Grameen in government sights | Financial Times

Print this page<p>Grameen Bank, founded by the pioneer of microfinance, Muhammed Yunus, has become a political football in Bangladesh. Yunus resigned …

The Best Places To Watch The Sunset (PHOTOS)

Despite their frequency, sunsets always manage to take our breath away.<p>Watching a sunset is a vacation ritual, it seems, and with the weather as hot as it is, it's nice to even take a virtual vacation. And since travelers often photograph sunsets to no end, there's no shortage of stunning images …

America Should Be Prioritizing Upgrading Its Infrastructure,…

<b>America Should Be Prioritizing Upgrading Its Infrastructure, Focusing On Mass Transit, And Building High Speed Rail Systems</b><p>Here's another idea: prioritize spending on education, especially technological and science education in primary and secondary schools.<p>There's a reason America is falling behind on things like infrastructure, and it's because we're not willing to tax enough and regulate properly on these simple things to keep basic infrastructure going. While China is speeding ahead, …

Sydney's Sad Monorail Only Became Popular As It Was Shutting Down For Good

Fun Japanese Construction Barricades Shaped Like Cartoon Animals, Characters, and Maps

photo via heart_cocoro<p>Japan makes its construction sites more fun with cute barricades featuring adorable cartoon animals, characters, and even …

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Why countries are investing in rail - | GE Look ahead | The Economist

Africa, which has succeeded in joining certain global value chains, remains, nevertheless, a...<p>By 2030, some 19m people per day—or 7bn per year—will …

Brazilian Protesters Say Their Mass Transit Systems Are a Mess. Here's What That Looks Like

Inside China’s High-Speed Rail Triumph

Melinda Liu on Beijing’s bumpy ride, and the huge Lunar New Year challenge the rail line faces this month.<p>The recent launch of China’s …

Istanbul anxious to stay focused on 2020 vision for Olympic Games

A sporting event seven years from now may not be the priority for a country in the midst of its biggest political crisis in years, yet while the …

Goals for long distance trains

Man, you railfans are a chatty bunch! I think my two recent posts on the competitive environment for long distance trains and long distance trains …

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8 Mistakes Rookie Business Travelers Make

That may seem like a fortune to budget travelers, but there are plenty of hidden costs associated with traveling for work that have nothing to do with food or shelter.<p>Like any craft, learning the ins and outs of saving on business travel takes time. To help, we've rounded up a few of the most …

Apple taps markets for record $17bn funding

<b>Apple has raised $17bn (£10.9bn) via a bond sale, the biggest ever by a non-banking company, to help fund its plan for extra payouts to shareholders.</b><p>Last week, it said it will buy back $60bn in shares, and raise its dividend to shareholders by 15%.<p>Apple's bond sale, its first in nearly two decades, …

The World's 18 Strangest Airports

The world's most remarkable airports and why they stand out.<p>Engineers tasked with building an airport are faced with countless challenges: The ideal location needs ample space, endless flat ground, favorable winds and great visibility. But spots in the real world are rarely ideal, and engineers are …

Engineering

Fixing this Excel error transforms high-debt countries from recession to growth

It looks like the most frequently cited justification for fiscal austerity in the aftermath of the global financial crisis is based on a boneheaded Microsoft Excel error.<p>When advanced economies began slumping in 2008, the immediate debate was whether to boost growth with short-term deficit spending …

Economics

This economic theory was born in the blogosphere and could save markets from collapse

<b>The most important equation in economics</b><p>Much of the history of economics can be traced by the contents of its best-selling textbooks. In 1848, John Stuart Mill published the blockbuster economics textbook of the 19th century: <i>Principles of Political Economy.</i> A century later, in 1948, Paul …

Economics

The Sorry State of the New York-New Jersey Public Transit Connection