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Tweet of the Day: R.I. Has Bigger GDP Than North Korea

» by August 9th, 2014 at 4:11 pm » Comments (11)

The tiny state of Rhode Island has a bigger GDP than the country of North Korea. Popn: 1M vs 24M. #enforcedpoverty— Sokeel Park (@Sokeel) August 7, 2014 more »

Philippines Wants To Emulate Korea’s Economic Success

» by October 21st, 2013 at 7:45 pm » Comments (5)

It is probably a good strategy for the Philippines to try and emulate the Korean economic miracle: SEOUL, South Korea — The Philippines, dubbed as the new Asian Tiger, wants to ...more »

The Abuse of the Disability System In America

» by August 6th, 2013 at 8:50 pm » Comments (8)

My prior posting about poverty in the USA led to some interesting discussion to include a reader leaving a link to an NPR report on the abuse of disability in ...more »

How North Korea’s Economy Is Expanding

» by July 12th, 2013 at 9:56 pm » Comments (5)

Here is a report from the Wall Street Journal that explains how North Korea's economy has expanded 1.3%: more »

Picture of the Day: Minimum Wage Protest

» by June 17th, 2013 at 1:36 pm » Comments (7)

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="500"] A group of members from part-time workers organizations calls for an increase of a minimum wage to 10,000 won (US$8.85) per hour from the current 4,860 ...more »

The Economic Warfare of North Korean Provocations

» by April 12th, 2013 at 5:23 am » Comments (5)

I have seen so many of these North Korean provocation cycles now that the economic damage to the South caused by them just seems implied any more, but Tom Coyner ...more »

Why China Will Not Over Take the US As the Global Leader

» by March 30th, 2013 at 3:49 am » Comments (23)

Despite the fact the Chinese economy and military spending is expected to surpass the US within the next 15 years Geoff Dyer over at Foregin Policy believes it does not ...more »

Rising Won Could Slow Korean Economy

» by February 5th, 2013 at 7:15 am » Comments (4)

It will be interesting to see over the next year what effect the rising won will have on the Korean economy: A SURGING won and waning yen are eroding the bottom ...more »

Germany To Help Open North Korean Economy?

» by January 14th, 2013 at 7:39 pm » Comments (1)

Via the Korea Economic Reader that is what the German Der Spiegel is report is saying: Pyongyang may be preparing to open up its economy. A report in a prominent newspaper ...more »

North Korea Seeks Investment For Special Economic Zones

» by November 16th, 2012 at 6:23 pm » Comments (2)

It will be interesting to see if any companies are going to rush and invest in these North Korean economic zones?  If the past is any indication these will not ...more »

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