Marketplace for Wednesday May 14, 2014

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An insurance company’s suit against Chicago’s wastewater management system may be a harbinger of insurers forcing institutions and businesses to consider the effects of climate change. Plus, President Obama speaks today about the “need a 21st century transportation infrastructure” today, near New York’s Tappan Zee Bridge. Earlier this year, the transportation secretary did a Midwestern tour to tout infrastructure needs. It’s clear infrastructure is a political crutch these days, but that masks just how bad the nation’s infrastructure problems are. Also, we seem to be having a privilege moment. An essay on “check your privilege” written by a Princeton student has grabbed the national attention, to the point where the Kennedy School of Government will mandate first year students take a class on power and privilege. What’s going on?
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Posted In: catalogs, online retail
US-POLITICS-OBAMA

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Posted In: President Obama, infrastructure

One piece of healthcare jargon worth knowing

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Posted In: ACOs, ACA
Flooding in Chicago, April 2013

Who will pay for climate change? Not us, insurer says

One insurer sues Chicago, saying the city could have prevented flood damage from a predicted downpour.
Posted In: Chicago, flood insurance
Caverns

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Posted In: economic crash, humor

American technology, Chinese pollution

U.S. clean tech is finding big opportunities cleaning up China's environment.
Posted In: China, manufacturing, sustainability

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New research suggests senses play a major role in decision making.
Posted In: decision making, workplace culture

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Posted In: hamburgers

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Covered In Grace
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