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Our Society Is Sick, Our Economy Exploitive, & Our Politics Corrupt

Submitted by Charles Hugh-Smith via OfTwoMinds blog, Any society that tolerates this systemic exploitation and corruption as "business as usual" is not just sick--it's hopeless. In noting that our society is sick, our economy exploitive and our politics corrupt, I'm not saying anything you didn't already know. Show More Summary

Our Society Is Sick, Our Economy Exploitive and our Politics Corrupt

Any society that tolerates this systemic exploitation and corruption as "business as usual" is not just sick--it's hopeless. The post Our Society Is Sick, Our Economy Exploitive and our Politics Corrupt was originally published at The Wall Street Examiner. Follow the money!

Great Job, Internet!: The entire last century can be summarized via wedding cakes

There are plenty of ways to measure how the world has changed over the course of the last 100 years: technology, medicine, entertainment, fashion, the economy, global politics, etc. But could a century be encapsulated in something smaller and more tangible, preferably something edible? Try wedding cakes. Show More Summary

“An Utter Failure”: Joseph Stiglitz on the Euro and Europe’s Uncertain Future

The European economy has been stalled since the 2008 recession, dragging the global economy down with it and leading to the rise of political extremism across the continent. Nobel Prize–winning economist Joseph Stiglitz thinks he knows the culprit. Show More Summary

Beyond Coal: Imagining Appalachia’s Future

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To offset lost mining jobs, officials, business leaders and environmentalists are setting aside political feuds to try to create an entrepreneurial economy.

Why Russia Keeps Investing in US Economy Despite Political Tensions

Despite deep political tensions between Russia and the West, Moscow will continue to invest its surplus of currency in US Treasuries, a reliable and stable investment tool, analysts say.

What Hillary and Trump Should Learn from Ike and George Washington

Daniel L. Davis Politics, Americas These warrior-presidents shunned war and realized that America's greatest weapon is its economy. Today’s world is as violent and chaotic as it has been at any point in the past four decades. For the...Show More Summary

Paul Krugman: Wisdom, Courage and the Economy

"What do we actually know how to do when it comes to economic policy?": Wisdom, Courage and the Economy, by Paul Krugman, NY Times: It’s fantasy football time in political punditry, as commentators try to dismiss Hillary Clinton’s dominance in...

Big merger deals are drying up in the UK after Brexit

The UK's post-Brexit economy risks missing out on merger and acquisition deals, with investors shying away from political risk in the wake of the June 23rd vote. Early-stage M&A activity jumped 19.8% in mainland Europe in the four weeks...Show More Summary

The Fiscal Myth That’s Killing The Economy, In 7 Steps

A new economic working paper reinforces an important reality: We need more government spending to repair the economy for millions of working Americans. Unfortunately, our political debate is being held back by an economic myth – one that has yet to be challenged in political debate, despite an ever-growing body of evidence against it. The […]

No Man's Sky and the Political Economy of Hype

You've heard of GamerGate, right? The "movement" of online men-babies who harassed, doxed, and attacked women game developers and game firm employees because they were ostensibly upset about "ethics in video game journalism". No? Well here, knock yourself out. Show More Summary

Libya's 'Game Of Thrones'

Libya's game of thrones--its internal political struggle-- is undermining its ability to rebuild its economy and government. The key to its future success is contingent on two things--security and one government. Both will be difficult...Show More Summary

Rousseff Leaves But Brazil’s Problems Remain

The president's impeachment will do little to lift Brazil's economy out of recession or clean up its politics.

Does Drought Explain the Kansas Collapse? | Econbrowser

Menzie Chen at Econbrowser, who spends a lot of time looking at the Kansas economic experiment in state tax cuts, disagrees with Ironman about the effects of drought on the Kansas economy: Ironman at Political Calculations asserts it does. Unfortunately, he makes a mistake in calculating Kansas GDP ex.-agriculture by...

A Politically Incorrect Look at July’s ‘Strong’ Labor Report

Wall Street gushed when the Bureau of Labor Statistics announced that the July economy created 255,000 new jobs. The most effusive review may have come from the head of U.S. economics at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. … Continue reading ?

The United States Military: Future Challenges And Opportunities

As military spending comprises the majority of the United States budget and there are correlations between politics, history, war, the economy, economic status, wellbeing and health, U.S. military life, despite having a distinct andShow More Summary

Donald Trump’s sums do not add up

YESTERDAY in Detroit Donald Trump gave a much-anticipated speech on the economy. It was billed as setting out Mr Trump’s economic agenda for America; its political function was to move media coverage on after a disastrous week for Mr Trump (see article). On policy, the speech did two almost contradictory things.

Oman Faces Unnerving Future With Economy And Ruler's Health Faltering

The Sultanate faces daunting economic and political headwinds as it grapples with low oil revenues

Brazil Grabs Its First Olympic Gold In Rio 2016

Finally, Brazil’s first Olympic gold in Rio has become a reality, a symbol of hope for a country that has been plagued with political upheavals for years, pulling their already emerging economy down to its knees. Barely a week before the Rio 2016 Olympics’ opening ceremony, the country’s preparation for such a global event was... Show More Summary

French submarines and Australia’s 21st century economy

The politics behind the decision to build the Australian Navy's new French-designed submarines in South Australia have been analysed to death. But what about Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s claim that the high-tech program will play...Show More Summary

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