Category Archives: economic development

Michigan needs a Car Czar like a hole in the head

It was recently announced that Michigan’s Governor has appointed a new Car Czar. Really? In a state that is already far too over-dependent on the automobile, we need a Car Czar to tip the scales even further towards one industry? … Continue reading

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Earth acne amid equatorial glaciers

Below is a satellite image of the Grasberg Mine amid the snowy high peaks of far eastern Indonesia. To the right of the mine itself are several glaciers. Hopefully neither the existing mine and/or any future extension(s) will harm the … Continue reading

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Eight awesome bridges of Vietnam

Above and below are impressive bridge photographs of seven of the ten most popular bridges of Vietnam, plus one other beautiful one that I found on Trip Advisor.com. While all of them are intriguing in their own special way, it … Continue reading

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Get in, get rich, and get out – Review of “Boom, Bust, Boom”

Bill Carter pens this excellent book (Boom, Bust, Boom) from the perspective of a parent and resident of a former mining town on the intrinsic value and many vices of copper and its enormous impact on our everyday lives. We, as … Continue reading

Posted in Advocacy, art, book reviews, books, Cars, cities, civics, commerce, consumerism, economic development, entertainment, entrepreneurship, environment, geography, Geology, health, history, humanity, land use, literature, Mining, planning, politics, pollution, Statistics, writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Where to become immersed in spa-town arts

Here’s a list of 15 towns in the US and Canada that were founded at the site of a mineral spring, a resort spa, or a hot water spring, and which now have also developed an active art community. They range from secluded mountain … Continue reading

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Longest underwater highway tunnels

When it became apparent that a list of underwater highway tunnels by order of their length could not be found on the internet, I decided to put one together. The list is not comprehensive and meant to be a continuous … Continue reading

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India’s busiest airports for 2013-14

             Busiest airports in India by passenger traffic: April 2013–March 2014   Name City   Passengers   Indira Gandhi International Airport Delhi 36,990,987 Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport Mumbai 32,221,395 Chennai International Airport Chennai 12,896,055 Kempegowda International Airport Bangalore 12,868,830 Netaji Subhash … Continue reading

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