Monthly Archives: April 2006

Bloomberg Markets on Sugar

“Sugar Pops” by Edward Robinson, May 2006 issue Brazil, the largest sugar producer in the world, currently mandates that automobile fuels contain 25% of ethanol.   In 2005, half of Brazil’s 382-million-ton sugar cane harvest went into ethanol production (estimates … Continue reading

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U.S. corporate profits in the last decade

Source: GPO Economic Indicators

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Barry Eichengreen on the sustainability of US trade deficits

Uncertainty about whether a disorderly correction is imminent does not justify inaction. That a Category 5 hurricane strikes only once a generation does not absolve the responsible homeowner, living in a flood plain, from putting his house on stilts or … Continue reading

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