Tag Archives: Portugal

A physical Brexit with Iberian flair


Imagine, if you will, a place known as Iberia, a peninsula consisting of two great nations (Portugal and Spain). One day, for no apparent reason or cause, this geographic feature abruptly adopts a mind and a course of its own … Continue reading

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Heavy/precious metal cities and towns


Here’s my list of those cities and towns that are either named for metals or with the name of metals included as part of its name. As the photo of beautiful Copper Harbor, Michigan shows, some of these communities are … Continue reading

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Urban duopolies


Most often, the term “duopoly” is used the context of business to identify those markets that are dominated by two primary suppliers who exert great influence. Examples would be Fedex┬áversus UPS in overnight shipping within the United States; Pepsi┬áversus Coca-Cola … Continue reading

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