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U.S. Blue-Collar Economic Recession

The U.S. lost 5.13 million payroll jobs over the past 16 months (December 2007 through March 2009). Nationwide, 28 million 16 and older (the size of Nepal’s population) are either unemployed, underemployed or are hidden unemployed, desiring a job but not actually looking. None of the business, economic, and labor market indicators yet point when this ongoing recession will end. In comparative perspective, of the eleven economic recessions that occurred in the U.S. after the end of World War II, job losses in the current recession are the largest ever in both absolute and relative terms.

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Here Cometh Ethanol Revolution!

Ethanol revolution in the U.S. is finally materializing. The rising oil prices, increasing aggression between the U.S. and oil producing Middle East, and much real and much talked about global warming are helping usher this revolution. Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released its much anticipated report on “Prospective Planting”. The report revealed that […]

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Is This an Emergence of Common Ground Politics?

I am not a political analyst. Nor I have an in-depth understanding of the inner modus operandi of politics in Nepal. However, I feel that Nepal’s recent political development is unique by many historical standards and offer some meaningful positive lessons. This unprecedented political development in Nepal has prompted me to write this blog. Readers please note that these are my personal observations and I may be completely wrong in my analysis.

Ishwar Khatiwada

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Ishwar Khatiwada

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Ishwar Khatiwada

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Ishwar Khatiwada

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