As metropolitan regions continued to expand throughout the second half of the 20th century their boundaries began to blur, creating a new scale of geography now known as the megaregion. Interlocking economic systems, shared natural resources and ecosystems, and common transportation systems link these population centers together. As continued population growth and low density settlement patterns place increasing pressure on these systems, there is greater impetus to coordinate policy at this expanded scale.
Global Integration Zones Are the New Competitive Unit
Our competitors in Asia and Europe are creating Global Integration Zones by linking specialized economic functions across vast geographic areas and national boundaries with high-speed rail and separated goods movement systems. The increased mobility of workers, business travelers, information, and goods between the networked cities of these megaregions enables greater collaboration, flexibility, and innovation. Efficient mobility is also a competitive advantage in the global playing field, where value is created by time savings.
In the United States, the coupling and chaining of industrial activity to take advantage of "just in time" production and delivery is increasingly critical to the success of our economy. The limited capacity to move goods quickly and "on demand" is a serious obstacle that firms face in congested regions. Efficiently providing these services in a constrained and congested transportation system is among the greatest challenges for businesses trying to compete in the global economy. This challenge can be met with coordinated new investments in infrastructure development at the megaregional scale.
Lanny Cotler and Paul Edwards are the creators of the hard-hitting and sometimes controversial series of videos produced by ClassWarFilms. Their adeptness with the English language, in conjunction with their dazzling and rare images choices plus tasteful use of sound design that serve to powerfully underscore the heft of their words, result in slideshows that are more effective than many full-blown motion pictures of the same length.
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Fareed Rafiq Zakaria (Urdu: فرید رفیق زکریا; born January 20, 1964) is an Indian-American journalist and author. From 2000 to 2010, he was a columnist for Newsweek and editor of Newsweek International. In 2010 he became editor-at-large of Time. He is the host of CNN's Fareed Zakaria GPS. He is also a frequent commentator and author about issues related to international relations, trade and American foreign policy.
By Webster Griffin Tarpley
The heat detectors are attempts to deal with a growing problem in the Swiss dairy industry where cows “feel pressured to produce greater quantities of milk are reportedly less frequently in heat than ever before.” It is the classic case of work overwhelming personal relationships. The result is that 80 percent of cow impregnations are now done by artificial insemination rather than the old days when a bull would ask a cow to tie on a feedbag, take in a moooovie, and then check out his collection of hair balls by the tool shed.
Toynbee investigated Zionism in 1915 at the Information Department of the Foreign Office, and in 1917 he published a memorandum with his colleague Lewis Namier which supported exclusive Jewish political rights in Palestine. In 1922 he was influenced by the Palestine Arab delegation which was visiting London, and he adopted their views. His subsequent writings show the way he changed his outlook on the subject, and in the late 1930s he moved away from supporting the Zionist cause and moved toward the Arab camp. By the 1950s he was an opponent of the state of Israel.
I called it spiritual matter, because I found it could be condensed into a solid and receive a name called "tumor," and by the same power under a different direction it might be dissolved and made to disappear. This showed me that man was governed by two powers or directions, one by a belief, the other by a science. The creating of disease is under the superstition of man's belief. [Conventional] cures have been by the same remedy. Disease being brought about through a false belief, it took another false belief to correct the first; so that instead of destroying the evil, the remedy created more.
By Dave Hodges
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Introduction to Probiotics Our intestinal tract is filled with an enormous number of good bacteria that are essential for the normal functioning of the bowels.