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Economic (incl Globalisation)

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*****World's 10 largest economies, 1970-2030 (projection) #dataviz. Interesting graph compares #Gold and #Oil price. One continuous plot of presidential approval ratings, from 1945 (Truman) to 2017 (Trump) *****Doughnut model of economics.

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Dimensions of globalisation. Economic Globalisation Economic globalisation is best thought of as flows of goods and money - often called capital.

Dimensions of globalisation

There are rules to manage the flow of goods, and these operate at different levels: Global The World Trade Organisation (WTO) Regional Mercosur. 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.

Economic sector: 21st century challenges

Basic income (support for the precariat) Follow the things. Agriculture. 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. *****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. In an article, Interbrand’s Associate Technology Director, Johnny Trinh, argues that these technology brands “have redefined and shaped the way we work, live, and continue to grow”. 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

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? 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: 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. Map: Which Countries Invest in The United States? American car industry at peak 1965 (Detroit before the fall). Mad Men incarnate. 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. 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.

Tech Talent: Map of the UK's digital clusters. Image copyright Thinkstock. 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. The world can defeat poverty by 2030 – but only if it does this. 50 for the Future - Create a circular economy - Scottish Wildlife Trust.

Circular economy inspires young people to change the world. These are the world’s most innovative economies. Globalisation ‘not to blame’ for income woes, study says - An ageing population is about to have a big impact on Europe's economy. 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. Home ownership in the UK has changed dramatically in recent years. Fictional farms and marketing messages. 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.