There are two ways to think about why North Atlantic economies are depressed. The first is that would-be spenders (including people and businesses that buy durable capital goods) want to spend less than income earners would earn if there were full employment. Show More Summary
Over at The Atlantic, Abigail Rine examines the Evangelical push to revise the obsession with female purity and the "damaged goods" metaphor so heavily used in the religion's teachings. Read more...
CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - A key satellite positioned to track severe weather in the eastern United States has failed, just as the 2013 Atlantic hurricane season is about to start.
At The Atlantic, reports from a new survey by the Pew Research Center reveal that a quarter of people in the U.S. can’t afford to buy food. From the Pew Survey: Overview Economic inequality is a common concern for publics around the world. Most people agree that the economic system favors the wealthy. Majorities in [...]Show More Summary
2013 has brought at least six different billion-dollar natural disasters in just five months — and the Atlantic hurricane season hasn’t even opened yet. In the wake of the killer Moore, Oklahoma tornado that hit Monday afternoon, Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner John Doak said that the insured losses from that disaster alone could exceed $2 billion. [...]Show More Summary
When I get up in front of a room full of teenagers and tell them that consent is sexy, I mean it. I’m not telling them that just to get some hippie feminist agenda across. I’m not telling them that because it’s the trendy, politically correct line in the wake of Steubenville and the military sexual assault epidemic. Show More Summary
In its 2013 Atlantic hurricane season outlook issued today, NOAA's Climate Prediction Center is forecasting an active or extremely active season this year.
I know Josh Barro. Josh Barro is a friend of mine. Josh Barro does not climb trees and throw coconuts at you, as the Atlantic’s graphic alleges. But he really, really, really likes talking about state pension systems. That part … Continue reading ?
In The Atlantic, science writer extraordinaire Carl Zimmer wrote a fascinating long article about fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva (FOP), a rare medical disorder in which the sufferer grows a second skeleton. (Above, the skeleton of FOP-sufferer Harry Raymond Eastlack, on display at the Mütter Museum.) Beyond a tale of medical curiosity, it's a genetic detective story [...]
Rather than just complain endlessly about the changes to the Hilton program, I thought I’d share a way to use fewer points than you might expect for stays at top-tier Hilton properties. I’ve been looking at rooms at the Grand … ReadShow More Summary
In its 2013 Atlantic hurricane season outlook, NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center is forecasting an active or extremely active season this year. For the six-month hurricane season, which begins June 1, NOAA’s Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook says there is a 70 percent likelihood of 13 to 20 named storms (winds of 39 mph or higher), of which 7 to 11 [...]
An international team of scientists has embarked on a shipboard expedition to study how the Earth's crust was pulled apart in an area beneath the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Spain.
If you're heading across the Atlantic—and you're flying first class—United Airlines wants to make your inevitable nap more comfortable. The airline will now offer seats that can lie completely flat in premium cabins on all its long-haul international flights out of New York, USA Today reports. The new...
Stop making fun of China’s knockoff architecture. [The Atlantic Cities] “The contemporary art market is far ahead of the stock market at least in terms of its frothiness, but, I’m starting to see music sheets on how cheap equities remain based on a traditional, but academic yardstick like the risk premium,” writes Martin Sosnoff. Show More Summary
President Obama’s foreign policy and national security teams reflect the worldview of the Atlantic Council, a prestigious, Washington-based multilateralism-driven think tank. Secretaries of State, John Kerry and Hillary Clinton have...Show More Summary
Sky Atlantic HD has entered a deal with CBS Studios International for exclusive UK rights to Showtime‘s upcoming Ray Donovan. The series, which kicks off Stateside on June 30, stars Liev Schreiber as LA’s best professional fixer, the go-to guy who makes the problems the rich and famous disappear. Show More Summary
The NOAA hurricane forecast for the 2013 hurricane season has been issued. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, it could be another extremely active year. The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 through November 30, so the time to get informed and stock up on supplies could be right now. According to [...]Show More Summary
Natural gas wannabe exporters scored a huge win last week when the Department of Energy (DoE) gave the green light a second LNG facility for exporting gas to countries that are not in a free trade agreement with the U.S. Natural gas exports could pave the way for a domestic energy economy revival – but [...]
The folks at PlanetSolar have beat their own record for crossing the Atlantic in a solar-powered boat.
IRS Executive Announcement, Ken Corbin Has Been Selected to be the Acting Director, Exempt Organizations, Tax Exempt/Government Entities Division The Atlantic: The IRS Scandal Is a Test: Is It Too Hard to Fire Misbehaving Bureaucrats? The Atlantic: The IRS Scandal Isn't About Taxes—It's About Disclosure Bloomberg: IRS Hearings Express Lawmakers’...