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?Global stocks rise on Japan stimulus ahead of Fed statement

Futures augured a tepid start on Wall Street: Dow futures added 0.2 percent while S&P futures gained 0.1 percent

I think I am mostly a type 1 journal reviewer

Bitter and twisted: After two decades of submitting papers to journals, and more than 10 years of serving on an editorial board or editing journals, geography researcher Kevin Ward knows a thing or two about peer review.... In all, Ward — from the University of Manchester in the UK...

John Helmer: The New Byzantine Alliance – Will Russia and Turkey Revolutionize the Center of the Old World?

Putin and Erdogan are meeting in August. Cooperation between Russia and Turkey would represent a major geopolitical realignment.

Harry Markopolos Scores Again: State Street Settles for $382 Million on Foreign Exchange Fraud

Harry Markopolos exposed cheating of pension funds and mutual funds in foreign exchange trades,, with State Street the latest settlement.

It's time to retire tired talk about the "Rust Belt"

The lazy stereotype of a dying region doesn't fit today's reality of newly thriving urban centers with reinvented industries

Electric car economics are showing some sparks

For some commuters, electric vehicles can make sense even in the era of low gas prices -- and better models are coming

Retirement planning step 1: How long will you live?

This picture might be worth a thousand words to help you understand how long you might live

Jeff Bezos on innovation

(July 27, 2016 05:01 AM, by Alberto Mingardi) Jeff Bezos was recently interview by the Italian newspaper La Repubblica. Asked by digital editor Massimo Russo "what is the recipe for innovation", he gave a phenomenal answer: Easy: to improve our customers' experience. To be genuinely innovative, innovation needs... (0 COMMENTS)

Metropolitan myths that led to Brexit

The Eurosceptic myths that fuelled hostility to the EU are obvious enough. We were told that the NHS was being destroyed by immigration, when more than a third of UK-based doctors qualified overseas. We were told that the EU is a fat bureaucracy, when it employs about as many people as Lancashire County Council. And […]

NSA Whistleblower: Not So Fast On Claims Russia Behind DNC Email Hack

Why you should be skeptical of the party line that the DNC was victimized by Russians.

Scarce versus Abundant TP Equilibria

Canada is in an abundant TP equilibrium. Washrooms in restaurants, shopping malls, museums, universities, and other public places are, generally speaking, well stocked with toilet paper (TP). Inner Mongolia is in a scarce TP equilibrium. With the exception of elite...

The Science of Homeschooling

(July 27, 2016 12:09 AM, by Bryan Caplan) While I'm homeschooling my elder sons, I've long wondered about how well it really works. Sure, the critics are usually angry apriorists. But advocates seem quick to repeat optimistic statistics without proper scrutiny. What's really going on?The best piece I've... (0 COMMENTS)

Coming Soon: Trumped! (Part 4—-America’s Rolling LBO)

In effect, America has undergone a rolling national LBO since the Gipper’s time in office. It is the result of the Washington/Wall Street policy consensus in favor of permanent deficit finance, stock market-centered “trickle-down” stimulus...Show More Summary

Wednesday: FOMC Announcement, Pending Home Sales, Durable Goods

Here was my FOMC preview: FOMC Preview: No Rate Hike, Possibly Preparing for September Rate HikeFrom Merrill Lynch on the FOMC: The July meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) is unlikely to result in any policy changes by the Fed, in our view. Show More Summary

Apple earnings sag as consumers wait for new iPhone

But tech giant's stock advances as its latest financial results are less bad than analysts had feared

"Gunpowder Empire": Should We Generalize Mark Elvin's High-Level Equilibrium Trap?

OK. Popping the distraction stack again. A chance remark by the extremely sharp [Cosma Shalizi][] when he came through Berkeley has caused me to spend a lot of time meditating upon a passage written by Bob Allen: Robert Allen (2006): _[The British Industrial Revolution in Global Perspective][]_: >The different trajectories...

Luring financial firms to Luxembourg

Pierre Gramegna, Luxembourg's finance minister, talks to host Andrew Palmer about how his country aims to thrive post-Brexit, and how it intends to improve tax transparency in the wake of the LuxLeaks scandal.

Real Prices and Price-to-Rent Ratio in May

Here is the earlier post on Case-Shiller: Case-Shiller: National House Price Index increased 5.0% year-over-year in MayThe year-over-year increase in prices is mostly moving sideways now around 5%. In May, the index was up 5.0% YoY.In...Show More Summary

Ploughing with Twelve Yoke of Oxen? 24 Oxen! In Israel in 1000 BC? Wednesday Economic History

What field in the Levant could possibly require a plough pulled by 24 oxen? What is going on here? 1 Kings: _[19:15-21][]_: >And the Lord said unto [Elijah]: "Go, return on thy way to the wilderness of Damascus: and when thou comest, anoint Hazael to be king over Syria: And...

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