Archive for April 10th, 2017

“Americans now consume four-fifths of the global supply [of opioid drugs].”

April 10, 2017

http://www.economist.com/news/business/21720336-how-pharma-may-have-contributed-americas-opioid-crisis-makers-and-distributors-opioid

“consumers keep almost every type of apparel only half as long as they did 15 years ago”

April 10, 2017

http://www.economist.com/news/business-and-finance/21720200-global-clothing-production-doubled-between-2000-and-2014-looking-good-can-be

“making 1kg of fabric generates 23kg of greenhouse gases on average”

April 10, 2017

http://www.economist.com/news/business-and-finance/21720200-global-clothing-production-doubled-between-2000-and-2014-looking-good-can-be

tickety-boo

April 10, 2017

From:  http://www.economist.com/news/britain/21720274-while-goods-european-union-pass-through-seamlessly-those-elsewhere-face-long

In context:   In November the government customs service gave it a “green” rating, meaning all was tickety-boo.

Definition:  adjective, Chiefly British Informal. 1. fine; OK. Origin of tickety-boo – – 1935-1940First recorded in 1935-40; perhaps expressive alteration of the phrase that’s the ticket (http://www.dictionary.com/browse/tickety-boo)