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  1. Feb 2020
    1. According to Eschwege, the total produce of the Brazilian diamond mines for the eighty years, ending in 1823, had not realised the price of one-and-a-half years’ average produce of the sugar and coffee plantations of the same country, although the diamonds cost much more labour, and therefore represented more value.

      Diamonds were first discovered in Brazil in 1729 near the city of Belo Horizonte. This started a diamond rush and a period of feverish migration of workers.

      Major diamond rushes also took place in the late 19th and early 20th centuries in South Africa and South-West Africa.

      Diamond rushes, like gold rushes or other types of rushes, are for Marx economic bubbles or asset bubbles (sometimes referred to today as speculative bubbles, market bubbles, price bubbles, financial bubbles, speculative manias, or balloons).

  2. Jul 2018
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    1. One of the wildest of these stories related to a Yellow Diamond–a famous gem in the native annals of India.

      I am interested in the "Yellow Diamond", and I searched it in the Google. I found it was a diamond which was abundant in the Nitrogen element. Maybe it represents the the "Moonstone". And I think it may be a key thing in the story.

  4. Mar 2016
    1. The peer-reviewed journal marks a new era in academic journal publishing. Discrete Analysis will follow the "diamond open access" model - free to read and free to publish in - and will be entirely editor-owned with no publisher middleman.

      diamond open access

  5. Nov 2015
    1. Senator Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) said the bill “invests in the health and nutrition of American children . . . by expanding their access to farmer’s markets and organic produce.

      Senator Tom Harkin believes the bill helps with the health and nutrition of American children by expanding their access to farmers markets and organic produce.

    2. It’s a movement that is gradually reshaping the business of growing and supplying food to Americans.

      The Locavore Movement is starting to attract attention by reshaping the business industry of growing and supplying food.

    3. Small farmers will be able to get up to 75% of their organic certification costs reimbursed, and some of them can obtain crop insurance

      Farmers are able to get their costs reimbursed and receive crop insurance. This shows strong support for the locavore movement

    4. Predictably, the overwhelming bulk of its $290 billion would still go to powerful agribusiness interests in the form of subsidies for growing corn, soybeans, and cotton. But $2.3 billion was set aside this year for specialty crops, such as the eggplants, strawberries, or salad greens that are grown by exactly these small, mostly organic farmers. That’s a big bump-up from the $100 million that was earmarked for such things in the previous legislation

      Because of the dramatic shift in american tastes the government is now recognizing that some of the money that goes to the powerful agribusiness should be put into the small, mostly organic farms. This movement is gradually reshaping the business of growing and supplying food.

    5. The rise of farmers’ markets — in city centers, college towns, and rural squares — is testament to a dramatic shift in American tastes. Consumers increasingly are seeking out the flavors of fresh, vine-ripened foods grown on local farms rather than those trucked to supermarkets from faraway lands. “This is not a fringe foodie culture,” says [Anthony] Flaccavento. “These are ordinary, middle-income folks who have become really engaged in food and really care about where their food comes from.

      middle class citizens are becoming more involved in the Locavore movement. they are starting to take notice of their food.