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B Corporations. Agriculture. Alternative economic theory. Debt. Economic GIFs. Economic sector: 21st century challenges. Financial crash 2008. Follow the things. Globalisation > Post-industrial.

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Industrial location. Industrial pollution. Industrial revolution. Economic sectors eg Clark-Fisher. Socio-economic groups. Stock Market. Tax havens (mapable) TNCs. Underemployment. Universal basic income (support for the precariat) Various economic charts. Workfare. The world's 100 most valuable companies. Showing their revenue vs profit. @VisualCap chart. *****World's 10 largest economies, 1970-2030 (projection) #dataviz. Great for positives of global culture part of the globalisation A-level @Edexcel_Geog spec □… Interesting graph compares #Gold and #Oil price. One continuous plot of presidential approval ratings, from 1945 (Truman) to 2017 (Trump) Economic Booms and Busts (1775-1943) @bobdigby an interesting article for #edexcel #alevel #geography students! The Largest Source Of Imports By Country. Map by reddit user Amiantedeluxe Who imports the most from whom?

The Largest Source Of Imports By Country

The map above shows the flag of the country that is the largest source of imports for each other country. For example, the United States imports more good from China than any other. China is also the biggest source of imports from countries as diverse as Russia, Australia, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, Madagascar, Sudan and North & South Korea among others. Amiantedeluxe used statistics from The Observatory of Economic Complexity, statistiques-mondiales.com and Wikipedia to make the map. So what country does China import the most from?

Well somewhat surprisingly it’s not the United States but Japan. And while the United States may not be the biggest source of imports for any east Asian nation besides the Philippines, it dominates North America, being the biggest source of imports for both Canada and Mexico. Job hunting in the 1930's. History repeats itself. #Map shows internet speed in #Europe. And the winner is... #Romania! Very cool #dataviz compares population size by country with #GDP per capita. Takes a second to understand the chart. Worth it though... What is globalization anyway? Watch the session on Governing Globalization from the World Economic Forum's Annual Meeting 2017 here.

What is globalization anyway?

Globalization – a phenomenon that has defined the world's economy in recent decades – is under pressure. As Donald Trump prepares for his tenure in the White House, he talks of dismantling a whole history of globalized trade that he sees as having had a catastrophic effect on the global economy. His strategy so far has involved tearing up established trade agreements, such as NAFTA, and burying others that are yet to get off the ground. *****Video: Donald Trump’s $20 Trillion Problem. When fast food gets an Indian twist. The world's biggest companies. Read more. Good discussion for new A level globalisation, Migration, sovereignty and identity topics. Beyond capitalism and socialism: could a new economic approach save the planet? To avoid social, environmental and economic collapse, the world needs to move beyond the standard choices of capitalism or socialism.

Beyond capitalism and socialism: could a new economic approach save the planet?

These are the world’s most valuable brands – and this is what they’re worth. Apple is the world’s most valuable brand, according to the latest Interbrand ranking.

These are the world’s most valuable brands – and this is what they’re worth

Measured across three components, the ranking looks at the impact of brand on business growth. A brand value of over $178 billion sees Apple top the ranking. Tech is the most valuable sector in this year’s ranking. Fourteen brands are valued in excess of $600 billion. These are 2016's companies of the year, according to Fortune. China launches 1st #freight train to London, which departs from Yiwu, a city that has world's largest small commoditity market. Japan is known for working long hours, but times have changed. By working smarter, Japan is set to #EmbraceTomorrow. 5 things to know about China’s approach to free trade. Widely held expectations that US President-Elect Donald Trump will set the US on a path away from international trade have inevitably led many commentators to question China’s capability and appetite for becoming the world’s de facto free-trade champion.

5 things to know about China’s approach to free trade

But while China’s commitment to international trade remains clear and the US’s less certain, while the world waits to see the future Trump administration’s policies in practice, new research from the World Economic Forum’s Global Enabling Trade Report provides us with a timely opportunity to assess how good at trade China actually is. The Global Enabling Trade Report measures 136 countries on their capacity to facilitate the flow of goods over borders and to their destination. Unprecedented Spending Trends in America, in One Chart.

**Here's how much an iPhone 7, a TV, and sneakers would cost if they were made in the US. Tech overtakes oil: the world’s 5 most valuable companies in 2006 and 2016. From smartphones and social media, to virtual reality and artificial intelligence, the tech-oriented world we live in today looks very different to how things were just 10 years ago.

Tech overtakes oil: the world’s 5 most valuable companies in 2006 and 2016

In 2006, oil giant Exxon Mobil headed the list of the world’s most valuable companies and Microsoft was the only tech firm near the top. Fast forward to August 2016, and Apple, Google’s Alphabet, Amazon and Facebook dominate the list, while ExxonMobil is the only oil company left in the top five. Image: Statista For a brief moment on 1 August, after ExxonMobil’s profits tumbled, the oil giant found itself in sixth place behind Amazon and Facebook, before climbing back up. Great example of factor speeding up globalisation #edexcelgeography. Sending a container from Shanghai to Europe costs half what it did two years ago. 6 things to know about global trade in 2016. If anything encapsulates our complex, uncertain, uncooperative world in 2016, it’s trade.

6 things to know about global trade in 2016

For decades seen as a powerful force for good – enhancing growth, competitiveness and living standards – trade made greater integration within the global economy seem more or less inevitable. But it hasn’t benefited all participants equally, and while hundreds of millions of people have been lifted out of poverty by the global economic growth it engendered, trade has laid waste to entire industries, stripping away livelihoods and hopes and helping give rise to an upsurge in nativism and nationalist politics. Finding ways to retain the positive aspects of trade and investment will now be a key priority for leaders. With big-ticket trade deals taking years to negotiate and seemingly months to unravel, options may remain limited. Unsuccessful places / Changing places - Regional policy.

THE political shock of Brexit and of the election of Donald Trump have led to new interest in the problem posed by regional inequality.

Unsuccessful places / Changing places - Regional policy

Both shocks drew support from places to which recent economic trends have not been especially kind, and both were reactions, at least in part, against the economic success enjoyed by elites concentrated in a relatively small number of rich metropolitan areas. Even economists, whose "nihilism...about what we can do to help struggling places in the U.S. is, quite frankly, strange" (in the words of Adam Ozimek) have taken to reconsidering their priors on the issue. Myself included; as I noted recently: The economic literature is pretty clear that moving people from low productivity places to high productivity places is very good for both the people that move and the economy as a whole. It’s also pretty clear that place-based policies designed to rejuvenate regions which have lost their economic reason for being tend not to work very well.

Everything you need to know about Special Economic Zones. #SEZ #economics #Connectography. If the World Economy Were the Solar System. The Observatory of Economic Complexity. Sugar-beet #Tunnicliffe. *****If you're teaching either Globalisation or Changing Places at A level, this is a must-have #geographyteacher. Recessions happen, but how often? Recessions, unfortunately, are inevitable.

Recessions happen, but how often?

This is where your smartphone battery begins – GEOGRAPHY EDUCATION. Workers, including children, labor in harsh and dangerous conditions to meet the world’s soaring demand for cobalt, a mineral essential to powering electric vehicles, laptops, and smartphones, according to an investigation by The Washington Post.

This is where your smartphone battery begins – GEOGRAPHY EDUCATION

Source: www.washingtonpost.com The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is a land rich with minerals and resources vital for high end consumer goods (laptops, cellphones, electric cars, etc.). This in-depth investigation from the Washington Post of the cobalt mining districts in the DRC (60% of global cobalt production) is incredible. It has great videos, maps, and an detailed article that cuts across the geographic themes (exploited local labor, global commodity chains, political governance, polluted water supply, medical geography, etc.). Quaternary sector: Tech Companies in Silicon Valley. What skills does a digital CIO need? Industrial scars: The environmental cost of consumption – in pictures. What Countries Attract More Foreign Investments? (Hint: not #USA) #dataviz. Britain’s political modernisers have been crushed, and their replacements have no vision. “If you had to choose any time in the course of human history to be alive, you’d choose this one.”

So says Barack Obama in the editorial that opens the “Frontiers issue” of Wired magazine he has just guest-edited. On the face of it, it’s a sentence so banal that it barely merits comment. Map: Which Countries Invest in The United States? American car industry at peak 1965 (Detroit before the fall). Mad Men incarnate. Tech Talent: Map of the UK's digital clusters. Image copyright Thinkstock There are more than 1.5 million "digital tech" jobs in the UK, and the sector is said to be growing faster in terms of turnover and productivity than the wider economy. Those assertions were outlined in a report from the Tech City UK quango and innovation charity Nesta a little while back, which highlighted how many of the innovation-focused enterprises had benefited from clustering together. To mark the BBC's Tech Talent week, we've revisited the study and focused on the areas where there are at least 7,000 digital tech jobs.

FDI: Why InvestInJapan? (video) The BRICS (video explainer) Has global trade been good for my home town? - BBC News. Why the fear of genetically modified mosquitos. The Aedes aegypti mosquito is a beautiful, brilliant killer. Dark with white spots and a wingspan of only a few millimeters, it is smaller and stealthier than the mosquitoes that might keep you up at night, buzzing in your ear. There are thousands of species of mosquitoes, but only a few hundred are interested in humans. The Aedes aegypti is among the deadliest of them all.

The Aedes lives and breeds in places where people are, laying its eggs in a few droplets of stagnant water at the bottom of a forgotten beer can and then spending its short life hiding under beds and in closets. Its hardy eggs can survive months without water, waiting until conditions are just right to hatch. Native to Africa, globalization has aided the Aedes‘ travels to nearly every continent, and with it, the proliferation of disease. At long last, though, mankind may be on the verge of a mosquito-busting panacea. China slowdown is global economy's biggest threat, Rogoff says. Yr 12 newspaper scan of #globalisation in the news! Thanks @UoBSchool_Lib for letting us take over. Farewell oil, hello tech: the world’s 5 most valuable companies in 2006 and 2016. From smartphones and social media, to virtual reality and artificial intelligence, the tech-oriented world we live in today looks very different to how things were just 10 years ago.

In 2006, oil giant Exxon Mobil headed the list of the world’s most valuable companies and Microsoft was the only tech firm near the top. The world is 'awash with cash', so why aren't we investing in infrastructure? CAMBRIDGE – It is breathtaking to watch world leaders put aside their differences and agree to a single strategy to boost global economic growth. It is heartbreaking when that strategy doesn’t do much good. At the G20’s recent summit in Hangzhou, China – its tenth since the 2008 global financial crisis – member governments once again pledged to invest in infrastructure in advanced economies to boost growth, and in the developing world to fight poverty.

But it is still mainly a pledge. The world can defeat poverty by 2030 – but only if it does this. Unless governments do more to improve the quality of jobs, the UN’s goal of ending poverty by 2030 will not be met, a new report by the International Labour Organisation (ILO) finds. 50 for the Future - Create a circular economy - Scottish Wildlife Trust. Circular economy inspires young people to change the world. “So many of my classmates and other friends say ‘I want to change the world’. These are the world’s most innovative economies. Switzerland has held onto its title as the world’s most innovative economy in the latest Global Innovation Index.

Globalisation ‘not to blame’ for income woes, study says - FT.com. Newspaper + Premium Digital All the benefits of a Premium Digital Subscription, plus: Free delivery to your home or office, Monday to Saturday FT Weekend - a stimulating blend of news and lifestyle. An ageing population is about to have a big impact on Europe's economy.

REUTERS/Luke MacGregor Europe's aging population is going to cause a sharp productivity slowdown and cause serious economic problems, according to new research from staff at the International Monetary Fund. Europe's already aging population is about to swell as workers reach retirement age, which in turn will cause a substantial drop in productivity, IMF staff members Shekhar Aiyar, Christian Ebeke, and Xiaobo Shao, wrote. European productivity is already poor by historical standards, particularly in states like Italy and Greece, where rock-bottom productivity has previously caused significant economic issues. Economic models say we make rational choices. Do we?

For years, economists and psychologists have argued about whether the standard model that economists use to explain how people make decisions is correct. The home front. Fictional farms and marketing messages. Peter Jackson In March 2016, Tesco faced criticism for labelling new food products with the names of farms that proved to be entirely fictional. So that's how it's done!!! #OTD 1955: Fish Fingers went on sale in the UK. But how are they made? Watch's Jean Rogers gave the answer in 1976. Millions of 18th and 19th century ship logged journeys plotted on a map to reveal the story of our ocean travel!

Britain used to be the world’s top ‘soft power’, but it's been overtaken. Satellite images used to predict poverty. African Farmers Can Feed the World, If Only… How We Share the World. The Fortune 2016 Global 500. What would the world look like if the wealthiest parts were the biggest? Only one part of the iPhone comes from America. And that just comes out of the ground. @techinsider chart.