Feux Follets

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Your property taxes just jumped by more than 50 percent. Now what ? (cnbc.com)
by Feux Follets on 4 Mar 2018  68 comments, latest 2 months ago
•The downside of skyrocketing home values and higher demand: rising property taxes.•In one neighborhood in Jersey City, New Jersey, the average tax burden will rise to $29,026 from $16,591, an...

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Optimism About Korea Will Kill Us All - The first step towards peace is lowering your expectations (foreignpolicy.com)
by Feux Follets on 6 May 2018  67 comments, latest 12 hours ago
Last week’s inter-Korean summit, and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s declaration that he would “close” his nuclear test site by May, were greeted widely with celebration. But contrary to...

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The Real Driver of Rising Inequality (ineteconomics.org)
by Feux Follets on 2 May 2018  60 comments, latest 23 days ago
Wage suppression—not monopoly power—is fueling corporate profits and the growing gap between rich and poor. ncome distribution and employment are crucial macroeconomic indicators. Profits are key to distribution. Ther share...

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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 2 months 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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You want a description of hell? OxyContins 12-hour problem (static.latimes.com)
by Feux Follets on 5 May 2016  48 comments, latest 3 months ago
Purdue Pharma launched OxyContin two decades ago with a bold marketing claim: One dose relieves pain for 12 hours, more than twice as long as generic medications. Patients would no...

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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  46 comments, latest 20 hours 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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Shock and Awe Revisited - It All Started 19 March, 2003. (atimes.com)
by Feux Follets on 20 Mar 2018  45 comments, latest 2 months 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 12 Worst Ideas Organized Religion Has Unleashed On the World (alternet.org)
by Feux Follets on 4 May 2018  45 comments, latest 14 days ago
These dubious concepts advocate conflict, cruelty and suffering.Some of humanity’s technological innovations are things we would have been better off without: the medieval rack, the atomic bomb and powdered lead...

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How Unregulated Finance is Killing Democracy (ineteconomics.org)
by Feux Follets on 22 Apr 2018  43 comments, latest a month ago
In his new book, American Prospect magazine editor Robert Kuttner charts the rise and fall of democracy in the West since World War II. The postwar social order was characterized...

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Trump fires Secretary of State Tillerson, taps CIA director Pompeo (reuters.com)
by Feux Follets on 13 Mar 2018  42 comments, latest 2 months ago
U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday said he had replaced U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson with Central Intelligence Agency Director Mike Pompeo, and had tapped Gina Haspel to lead...

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Ford brand sedans to be nixed in North America under deeper cost targets (autonews.com)
by Feux Follets on 25 Apr 2018  38 comments, latest a month ago
Ford Motor Co. on Wednesday said it plans to stop selling all Ford brand sedans in North America and that it is nearly doubling its cost-cutting target by 2022 from...

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Programmers are having a huge debate over whether they should be required to behave respectfully to each other (businessinsider.com)
by Feux Follets on 7 May 2018  37 comments, latest 19 days ago
A programmer publicly quit a large and popular open-source project earlier this week.•His reason? He was opposed to the project having a Community Code of Conduct that insists all people...

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Plight of the Phoenix: How Long Can The World’s "Least Sustainable" City Survive? (theguardian.com)
by Feux Follets on 20 Mar 2018  36 comments, latest 2 months ago
Anthem, Arizona. It’s part of a giant conurbation of satellite towns surrounding Phoenix, and is a classic example of why this metropolitan – or “megapolitan” – area is tempting fate.Twenty...

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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  32 comments, latest 20 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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Please Don’t Get Murdered at School Today (mcsweeneys.net)
by Feux Follets on 18 May 2018  31 comments, latest 8 days ago
Do you have everything? Homework? Lunch? Field trip money?I love you.I remember that one of the Sandy Hook parents said that they took comfort in the fact that they had...

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A New Type Of Poverty Is Crushing The Middle Class (uschnews.com)
by Feux Follets on 30 Apr 2018  30 comments, latest 18 days ago
As if the current global monetary system didn’t put the middle-class at a structural disadvantage versus the wealthy, by taxing them disproportionately with inflation, encouraging dissaving and taxing labor (ordinary...

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In full: The Panmunjom declaration for peace, prosperity and unification of the Korean peninsula (channelnewsasia.com)
by Feux Follets on 27 Apr 2018  28 comments, latest a month ago
SEOUL: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in signed a declaration on Friday (Apr 27) agreeing to work for the "complete denuclearisation of the Korean...

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Historians Have Long Thought Populism Was a Good Thing. Are They Wrong? (politico.com)
by Feux Follets on 5 Mar 2018  27 comments, latest 3 months ago
Imagine, if you will, that millions of hard-working Americans finally reached their boiling point. Roiled by an unsettling pattern of economic booms and busts; powerless before a haughty coastal elite...

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The Economic Costs of a Trade War. Trade War Would Cost Billions, Wipe Out Tax Cut Gains: Penn Wharton (thefiscaltimes.com)
by Feux Follets on 18 Mar 2018  27 comments, latest 2 months ago
Global political and business leaders are expressing concerns about the possibility of a trade war erupting in the wake of President Trump’s imposition of tariffs on steel and aluminum imports...

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The art of breaking a deal (atimes.com)
by Feux Follets on 9 May 2018  27 comments, latest 18 days ago
Breaking the unwritten rules of global diplomacy, the Trump administration is now in violation of the multilateral Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, or in plain language the Iran nuclear deal....
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