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10 Things Marketing Professionals Starting Out Should Do In a fragmented media society, where attention is a scarce resource, the value of good marketers and marketing agencies just keeps increasing. At the same time, competition for marketing jobs is fierce and while the industry itself is hot, there is still as much a need as ever to stand out. With that in mind, I was thinking today it might be helpful if I share some things new marketers could do when entering the industry to give themselves the edge against the competition. Eurozone Crisis: In the Eye of the Storm The Eurozone crisis has been in retreat since the introduction of the European Central Bank’s (ECB) three-year long-term refinancing operations (LTROs) in late December 2011. At the European Council Meeting in early March, journalists who cover the crisis fretted that boredom loomed. The current lull does not indicate that the Eurozone is in the clear, but rather it is simply in the eye of the storm, and more drama inevitably awaits. Extend and pretend So far, there are three key mechanisms the troika — the European Commission, International Monetary Fund (IMF) and ECB — has employed to buy time for the Eurozone’s weaker countries to regain competitiveness and return to growth. Each of these could fail over the next few years, prompting a renewed intensification of the crisis. The first of the Eurozone’s time-buying mechanisms is the bailout programs that have been provided to Greece, Portugal and Ireland.

bstill3's Channel Upload Subscription preferences Loading... Working... Why I Don’t Believe Randers’ Limits to Growth Forecast to 2052 Jorgen Randers published a book in 2012 called 2052: A Global Forecast for the Next 40 Years. A note on the front says, “A report to the Club of Rome, Commemorating the 40th Anniversary of The Limits to Growth.” If we compare the new book to the book from 40 years ago, we see some surprising differences. In 1972, the analysis suggested that serious resource depletion issues would occur about now–the first part of the 21st century. In comparison, current indications look much better.

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Doomstead Diner Off the keyboard of Gail Tverberg Follow us on Twitter @doomstead666 Friend us on Facebook Published on Our Finite World on August 26, 2015 Discuss this article at the Economics Table inside the Diner Both the stock market and oil prices have been plunging. Is this “just another cycle,” or is it something much worse? Cradle-to-Cradle Design and the Principles of Green Design One of the most influential recent books on design and environmentalism.” —Alice Rawsthorn, The New York Times [McDonough] point[s] to a path out of the seemingly un-winnable trench war between conservation and commerce.” —James Surowiecki, The New Yorker China’s Economy: Seizure or Cancer? The sharp slowdown in China’s economy has policy makers around the world watching carefully. Will the government have the courage to change course? The unexpectedly sharp slowdown of the Chinese economy has fanned anxieties around the world. Based on the latest figures released by the Chinese government, the economy slowed more than expected in the first quarter of this year compared with the fourth quarter of last year. Is the once unstoppable Chinese economic growth engine grinding to a halt?

What is BIG? - Pale Moon [For a discussion of BIG as a solution to poverty see "An Efficiency Argument for the Basic Income Guarantee"] [For cost estimates of BIG See Garfinkel, Huang, and Naidich (2002) or Clark (2002) and Al Sheahen (2006)] [For a History of USBIG 1999 to 2004, see The first five years of the U.S. Basic Income Guarantee Network] [For a discussion of the diversity of BIG proposals see, "The Many Faces of Universal Basic Income." (Reprinted by permission from the Political Quarterly 75 (3), 2004, pp. 266-274.0)] [For a discussion of basic income pilot programs see "Basic Income Programs and Pilots", by Chandra Pasma.] The Basic Income Guarantee (BIG) is a government ensured guarantee that no one's income will fall below the level necessary to meet their most basic needs for any reason.