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Procrastinating on February 21, 2017

Over at [Equitable Growth]( Must- and Should-Reads: Dani Rodrik: _[Global Citizens, National Shirkers][]_: "I know what a 'global citizen' looks like... Raj Chetty et al.: _[Mobility Report Cards: The Role of Colleges in Intergenerational Mobility][]_: "We characterize rates of intergenerational income mobility at each college in the United...

The valuation of financial knowledge

How does one value financial knowledge? Finance as both a topic and industry has been holding huge secrets guarded by the most rich and powerful in the world for hundreds of generations. Why don’t they teach these secrets to the masses? It’s the same reason a magician doesn’t reveal his tricks. Show More Summary

NBA Trade Rumors: Lou Williams, Jimmy Butler And The Top 5 Players That Could Be Dealt In Final Days

While it appears as though Carmelo Anthony will remain with the Knicks, there are currently suitors with the assets to swing deals for Jimmy Butler, Lou Williams and other big-impact players. After DeMarcus Cousins to the Pelicans, these are the top trades that could happen.

The Illusion Of Freedom: The Police State Is Alive And Well

Submitted by John Whitehead via The Rutherford Institute, “What happened here was the gradual habituation of the people, little by little, to being governed by surprise; to receiving decisions deliberated in secret; to believing that...Show More Summary

China's clampdown on foreign investments raises questions for Hollywood as Wanda's Dick Clark deal stalls

The Chinese government’s recent clampdown on money leaving the country has broad repercussions for industries like mining and real estate. Now the crackdown may have reached Hollywood’s doorstep. Dalian Wanda Group’s agreement to buy Dick Clark Productions, producer of the Golden Globe Awards, for...

A year after 20 bullets strike couple in fatal Inglewood police shooting, questions remain

The group gathered at Inglewood City Hall — family members, activists and clergy — to express frustration about a shooting still shrouded in mystery.  A year ago, Inglewood police officers shot and killed a couple they said appeared to be unconscious in their car in the early morning darkness....

'Once-in-a-lifetime' flooding prompts hundreds of rescues in San Jose

San Jose city officials declared a local emergency after streets became flooded as water levels rose along Coyote Creek. San Jose firefighters traversed flooded streets in rafts, rescuing residents trapped in their homes and in trees in the Rock Springs neighborhood. Those who walked through dirty...

China Will Review Friendship With North Korea After Suspected Murder

Suppose the attack had happened when Kim Jong-un's half-brother reached Macau, a Chinese territory. China as his protector as well as a friend of North Korea’s leadership would face an awkward police case, results of which would either anger Kim Jong-un or other countries.

Fumbling Towards Collapse - KUNSTLER

You... have an American public, and a mass media, who do not question the premise of a massive "infrastructure" spending project to re-boot the foundering economy. If you ask what they mean by that, you will learn that they uniformly see rebuilding our highways, bridges, tunnels, and airports. Show More Summary

Dear Disaffected Hillary Protesters: Michael Moore Really Wants To Lead Your "Resistance"

Michael Moore, the ultra-liberal documentary filmmaker who infamously predicted a Trump victory well before election night last November by stunningly calling Michigan, Wisconsin, Ohio and Pennsylvania for the Republican nominee, has since had a noticeably difficult time processing the victory that he, himself, predicted long before anyone else. Show More Summary

Break Up The USA?

Submitted by Llewellyn Rockwell via The Mises Institute, Some of our assumptions are so deeply embedded that we cannot perceive them ourselves. Case in point: everyone takes for granted that it’s normal for a country of 320 million to be dictated to by a single central authority. Show More Summary

With Trump's envoys coming, Mexicans are hoping their government will take a harder line against the U.S.

On the eve of visits by the U.S. secretaries of state and homeland security, many in Mexico are calling on their leaders to take a harder line with an administration in Washington that is widely viewed as hostile to Mexico. U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Homeland Security Secretary John...

Here's what's happened under Trump this week

It’s been about a month since President Trump was sworn into office. His administration has faced some high-profile setbacks (the courts blocking his travel ban, Michael Flynn’s resignation), but continues to move ahead this week with strengthening immigration enforcement. Here’s what else has...

Refugee claimants from U.S. strain Canada's border resources

Asylum seekers cross illegally because Canada's policy under the Canada-U.S. Safe Third Country Agreement is to turn back refugees if they make claims at border crossings. But as U.S. President Donald Trump cracks down on illegal immigrants,...Show More Summary

Meet The Man Helping Global Business Leaders Transform The Future

Aviv Shahar discusses his approach to training global business leaders, the importance of critical conversations, and the need to transform how companies are structured in the changing world.

How this CEO of a High-Stakes Logistics Company Insures Perfect Delivery, Every Time.

How do you ensure that you are always ready to handle the pressure? Here's some advice from someone for whom failure is no option.

How Time Tracking Software Can Increase Your Productivity

To manage time you would primarily need to track it and be apprised as where you are losing time that is not productively working for you or for your company. Time is the essence in every endeavor and any time lost is a loss in revenue and profit which should be addressed and pulled back...

US Lawmakers Are Probing Soros' Involvement In European Politics

After years of tangential accusations, which never amounted to anything concrete, George Soros' alleged meddling in European politics has finally caught the attention of Congress. As we first observed in early January, concerns about...Show More Summary

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