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Alum Soleil Spigelman Named Producer for San Diego Morning Radio Show
RADIO ONLINE -- KFMB-FM/Diego taps Soleil Spigelman as the new producer of “The Cantore Show,” weekdays from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. While attending San Francisco State University, Soleil began her radio career as an intern for the popular “Sarah and Vinnie Morning Show” on KLLC-FM/San Francisco. After graduating college, she was hired by KLLC and developed a strong foundation of content curation and technical skills.

Director of FM Programming Mike V. Vasquez said, “Soleil represents the future of radio and I feel so fortunate to have her joining our team. She’s smart, talented, creative and unafraid to do what’s necessary to win. Our strong morning show just got stronger.”
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6 hours ago by sfstatelca
International Trade Organization - Wikipedia
The Charter, proposed by John Maynard Keynes, was to establish the ITO and a financial institution called the International Clearing Union (ICU), and an international currency; the bancor. The Havana Charter institutions were to stabilize trade by encouraging nations to "net zero" // IDDK they actually had a go
bancor  wto  gatt  trade  postwar  un  keynes 
10 hours ago by yorksranter
無為 – On the Eurasian Roots of the Laissez-Faire Doctrine : Man and the Economy
This paper focuses on the diffusion of 無為/ wu-wei (an ancient Chinese concept of political economy) throughout Europe, between 1648 and 1848. It argues that at the core of this diffusion process were three significant developments; first, the importation and active transmission of wu-wei by the Low Countries during the seventeenth century. It is revealed that the details of Chinese expertise entered Europe via the textual diffusion of Jesuit texts and the visual diffusion of millions of so-called minben-images during the ceramic boom of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Thus, the hypothesis is advanced that the diffusion of wu-wei, co-evolved with the inner-European laissez-faire principle, the Libaniusian model.

In the second part, it is shown that the intellectual foundation of Europe’s first economic school, Physiocracy, is a direct replica of the imported Chinese economic, agrarian craftsmanship of wu-wei; subsequently, it is denied that the indigenous European Libaniusian ideology can be considered the intellectual master-model of Physiocracy and his founder Quesnay.

Finally, we argue that Switzerland can be identified as the first European paradigm state of wu-wei. The crystallization process of wu-wei inside Europe ultimately ended with the economic-political reorganization of the newly formed Eidgenossenschaft in 1848. The Swiss succeeded in institutionally transforming traditional Chinese agrarian wu-wei into the modern version of European “commercial wu-wei”. In due course, this alpine paradigm enabled the endogenous Libaniusian model to verify and reflect upon its theory of commercial society. Additionally, this third focus also demonstrates that the later development of Europe’s laissez-faire doctrine has to be seen as a Eurasian co-production – without importing China’s wu-wei, Europe’s pro-commercial ideology might never have matured.
china  economics  history  europe  trade  research 
yesterday by kmt
The Politics of Heroin: CIA Complicity in the Global Drug Trade, Afghanistan, Southeast Asia, Central America, Columbia: Amazon.co.uk: Alfred W. McCoy: 9781556524837: Books
The first book to prove CIA and U.S. government complicity in global drug trafficking, The Politics of Heroin includes meticulous documentation of dishonesty and dirty dealings at the highest levels from the Cold War until today. Maintaining a global perspective, this groundbreaking study details the mechanics of drug trafficking in Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and South and Central America. New chapters detail U.S. involvement in the narcotics trade in Afghanistan and Pakistan before and after the fall of the Taliban, and how U.S. drug policy in Central America and Colombia has increased the global supply of illicit drugs.
americana  history  cia  drugs  trade  politics  mideast 
2 days ago by kmt
How to Increase Global Wealth Inequality for Fun and Profit
We point out a simple equities trading strategy that allows a sufficiently large, market-neutral, quantitative hedge fund to achieve outsized returns while simultaneously contributing significantly to increasing global wealth inequality. Overnight and intraday return distributions in major equity indices in the United States, Canada, France, Germany, and Japan suggest a few such firms have been implementing this strategy successfully for more than twenty five years.
economics  analysis  politics  finance  trade 
2 days ago by kmt
Sabine Weyand, the EU’s New Trade Czar - Bloomberg Businessweek
In 2020, she’ll have to summon her dealmaking skills to ensure that tariffs don’t crush the bloc’s economy.
trade 
4 days ago by noiseguy
Kinas ambassadör till GP: Handelsrestriktioner ska införas mot Sverige | Göteborgs-Posten - Ekonomi
Kina kommer att begränsa handelsutbytet med Sverige som en reaktion på regeringens hantering av Gui Minhai-fallet. Det säger ambassadör Gui Congyou till GP efter
China  Sweden  trade 
7 days ago by dcowhig
Trump’s $28 Billion Trade War Bailout Is Overpaying Many Farmers - Bloomberg
a team led by Zheng estimated the trade conflict depressed U.S. soybean prices by only 36 cents per bushel in its first year, a period in which the bailout program paid soybean growers more than four times that: $1.65 per bushel.

The scale of the farm rescue package has now swelled to more than twice the ultimate $12 billion cost of the controversial auto industry bailouts under Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama.

The USDA forecast last week net farm income will rise more than 10% this year to $92.5 billion, with additional government aid accounting for all of the increase in profits. Almost 40% of projected U.S. farm profits this year will come from trade aid, disaster assistance, federal subsidies and insurance payments. With the extra aid, farmers will have their highest profits in six years, though still well below the $124 billion they netted in 2013, according to the department.

The apparent over-payment stems from the method the USDA used to compute trade damages for the rescue package. The department forecast the overall price impact of punitive tariffs China and other nations imposed on U.S. farm products without considering sales farmers would gain as the world market reorganized in response. But as China bought more soybeans from Brazil, instead of the U.S., other buyers stepped in to purchase more soybeans from the U.S., replacing product they had previously bought from Brazil.

Pat Westhoff, director of the University of Missouri’s Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute, led a team that estimated tariffs from China and other nations involved in trade disputes caused the price of U.S. soybeans to drop by 78 cents per bushel.
Michael Adjemian, an economist at the University of Georgia, came up with a lower impact: 52 cents a bushel. He based his model on the export price for soybeans in New Orleans.

The USDA has made a higher trade damage estimate for soybeans in this year’s aid program, at $2.05 per bushel, which Westhoff said also exceeds his group’s estimate for the impact in the period.

This year’s payment is higher because the USDA decided to calculate the damage based on export sales over the past 10 years; last year’s payment was based on a comparison with the prior year.
agriculture  Trade 
8 days ago by brycecovert

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