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Trump trade policy will turn the US into Brazil (atimes.com)
by Feux Follets on 2 Mar 2018  49 comments, latest 15 days ago
Shielding raw materials exporters while ignoring the decline of America's high-tech capacity, defensive trade action stands no chance of rejuvenating the US industrial base.The broad US stock market gave up...

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The 60-Hour Work Week: Do MBAs Really Work This Hard and related article, MBAs Are Obsolete (forbes.com)
by Feux Follets on 26 Mar 2018  21 comments, latest 22 days ago
Most people who get an MBA degree want to transition in a more meaningful job where they can make a real difference. They generally want more say over what they...

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The Decline in Quality of Manufacturing Entrepreneurship in the US (nakedcapitalism.com)
by Feux Follets on 27 Mar 2018  9 comments, latest 23 days ago
This article describes how the complexity of tasks and level of workforce skills has been falling in US “entrepreneurial” manufacturing companies.I am sure readers can point to causes. One is...

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Flying Under the Radar or In Case You Missed It on the News (finance.yahoo.com)
by Feux Follets on 8 Mar 2018  16 comments, latest 23 days ago
Looking past the rhetoric and campaign promises here are a few things flying under the radar on the way to make America great again.AP Exclusive: Transport safety rules sidelined under...

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What caused FIU’s bridge to fall? More clues come to light. This is the "to inform" and "to educate" thread on the subject. (miamiherald.com)
by Feux Follets on 18 Mar 2018  31 comments, latest 24 days ago
Well written article on the failure, technical but not over the top for anyone. If tightening support cables caused Florida International University’s signature new pedestrian bridge to collapse, as Sen....

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Dear America: Please Stop This Shit. Signed, The Rest Of The World (stateofglobe.com)
by Feux Follets on 27 Mar 2018  Posted 24 days ago
They want you arguing over who should and shouldn’t be called a terrorist based on what ideology you subscribe to and what color the latest killer’s skin was. They do...

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Why the United States Will Continue to Suffer Surprise Attacks (thediplomat.com)
by Feux Follets on 27 Mar 2018  Posted 24 days ago
It’s hard for the U.S. defense and foreign policy establishment to escape their bubble. The U.S.-based Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) published a new study (link below) by...

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Total value of U.S. homes is $31.8 trillion – Los Angeles homes now valued at $2.7 trillion, the size of the U.K. economy. (doctorhousingbubble.com)
by Feux Follets on 27 Mar 2018  5 comments, latest 24 days ago
Housing values in the U.S. have reached a new peak. In total, U.S. homes are valued around $31.8 trillion according to Zillow. That is 1.5 times the GDP of the...

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Read the letter Robert Kraft (New England Patriots) left on plane for Parkland students
by Feux Follets on 27 Mar 2018  4 comments, latest 24 days ago
At the suggestion of former U.S. congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona - who survived a shooting in 2011 - and her husband, retired astronaut Mark Kelly, Kraft loaned one of...

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Welcome to the Dick Cheney Administration !! (foreignpolicy.com)
by Feux Follets on 26 Mar 2018  10 comments, latest 24 days ago
The problem with John Bolton isn’t that he’s an extremist. It's that he’s mainstream.On the heels of his cowardly fire-by-tweet dismissal of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Donald Trump has...

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Aliso Canyon (Porter Ranch) Disaster Highlights Risks, Inadequate Safety Rules Governing Natural Gas Storage (nakedcapitalism.com)
by Feux Follets on 26 Mar 2018  4 comments, latest 25 days ago
A recent report spearheaded by researchers at the University of Southern California blames the largest greenhouse gas leak in U.S. history on dysfunctional management and poor regulatory oversight. Southern California...

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The Companies Offshoring Jobs at a Record Pace Under Trump (cheatsheet.com)
by Feux Follets on 25 Mar 2018  23 comments, latest a month ago
You may remember these words from Donald Trump when he was running for president: “A Trump administration will stop the jobs from leaving America.”But U.S. companies sent thousands of jobs...

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Considering buying property overseas, Portugal perhaps ? (mansionglobal.com)
by Feux Follets on 25 Mar 2018  6 comments, latest a month ago
Buying Property in Portugal as a Non-Resident ? From taxes to average prices and down payments., here’s what you need to knowRecently, the sun has been shining brightly on Portugal’s...

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I’m Going to Close This Deal Using Business Words I’ve Heard Men Yell in Airports (mcsweeneys.net)
by Feux Follets on 24 Mar 2018  6 comments, latest a month ago
Thanks for hopping on this call today, gentleman. Who just joined? Did someone just join? I only have a few minutes before I board my plane, so I’m going to...

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How Cambridge Analytica knew voters’ minds (atimes.com)
by Feux Follets on 24 Mar 2018  2 comments, latest a month ago
Behavioral analytics and psychographic profiling are here to stay, no matter what becomes of the data crunching company now making headlines The dealings that have been revealed between Cambridge Analytica...

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Why science still can’t pinpoint a mass shooter in the making (sciencenews.org)
by Feux Follets on 24 Mar 2018  10 comments, latest a month ago
There is little good research on what are probably a host of problems contributing to mass violence,” says criminologist Grant Duwe of the Minnesota Department of Corrections in St. Paul....

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Shock and Awe Revisited - It All Started 19 March, 2003. (atimes.com)
by Feux Follets on 20 Mar 2018  45 comments, latest a month ago
The latest estimate is 2.4 million Iraqis killed since the US invasion in 2003; and while the nature of war in the Middle East has morphed in different ways, arch-conservatives...

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The Essence of Fundamental Economics (fundamentaleconomics.org)
by Feux Follets on 23 Mar 2018  5 comments, latest a month ago
The economic system is for enabling everyone to earn a livelihood by producing and exchanging goods or services that meet the needs of each other. With the growth in the...

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Chomsky on the Populist Groundswell, U.S. Elections, the Future of Humanity, and More (ineteconomics.org)
by Feux Follets on 22 Mar 2018  21 comments, latest a month ago
We recently interviewed Noam Chomsky, Institute Professor Emeritus at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Laureate Professor in the Department of Linguistics at the University of Arizona. He shared his...

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Trump ousts McMaster, taps Bolton as national security adviser (reuters.com)
by Feux Follets on 22 Mar 2018  23 comments, latest a month ago
U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday chose as his new national security adviser John Bolton, a hawk who has advocated using military force against Iran and North Korea and has...
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