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Best economy reads: All green by 2050 Add to ...

A roundup of the best economic posts on the Web

Researchers: 100 Per cent green energy possible by 2050

A study by Stanford University picked up by GreenCarReports.com (with a hat tip to Naked Capitalism) says the world could be producing 100 green enery by 2050. The paper says there are no technological or economic barriers to meeting this goal - only politics and society will delay full implementation.

E-Commerce surge may hit tax revenue.

Real Time Economics takes a look at the surge in online shopping in the United States and it's negative effect on state and local tax revenues.

How convincing is the case for free trade?

In New York Times Economix, Princeton economist UWE Reinhardt wonders if it's time to challenge one the discipline's Holy Grails: The "theory that every country gains by unfettered international trade."

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