Finnish material value chain grant for Makinen-Srinivas team

Former TCLab Visiting Professor Saku Makinen has been active in the new Finnish award on the urban waste industry.

Read about the Finnish state-industry-research CLEEN consortium and the ARVI program on waste materials value chains

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An analyst of today’ s mixed economies has no excuse for minimizing the state’s roles by pointing to past errors of centralized socialism. (p. 183)

Indeed!"

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