Heraclitusstudent

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Stockman Says Trump Tax Cuts Will Cause 'All Hell to Break Loose' (bloomberg.com)
by Heraclitusstudent on 30 Aug 2018  6 comments, latest 10 months ago
https://www.bloomberg.com/news "The 4% (growth) was an anomaly. 1 point of that was due to trade pulled forward [...] second part was due to consumers spending money that Uncle Sam was...

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trillion dollar deficits are the new normal (bloomberg.com)
by Heraclitusstudent on 30 Aug 2018  Posted 10 months ago
U.S. Faces New Normal of Trillion Dollar Deficits, Collender Sayshttps://www.bloomberg.com/ "If there is an economic downturn at some point in the next 5 years, we are talking about a 2...

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The $247 trillion global debt bomb (washingtonpost.com)
by Heraclitusstudent on 22 Jul 2018  8 comments, latest a year ago
https://www.washingtonpost.com Is this why we can't afford to stop global trade? Too bad Trump didn't read the memo.

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How tech's richest plan to escape the cannibal anarchy. (theguardian.com)
by Heraclitusstudent on 26 Jul 2018  4 comments, latest a year ago
https://www.theguardian.com/te "Which region will be less affected by the coming climate crisis: New Zealand or Alaska? Is Google really building Ray Kurzweil a home for his brain, and will his...

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Relief in Sight for Homebuyers in High-Priced West Coast Cities (bloomberg.com)
by Heraclitusstudent on 19 Jul 2018  1 comment, latest a year ago
"The pain isn’t over. The inventory shortage is still very real in many West Coast markets -- some have only a few months of supply. And if the skyrocketing trajectory...

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Capitalism is dying... (zdnet.com)
by Heraclitusstudent on 13 Jul 2018  72 comments, latest a year ago
Capitalism creates such a level of efficiency as to make a large part of humanity useless. Half the US population couldn't come up with $400 to face an emergency. The...

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AI Will Thrash the Economy Like a ‘Tsunami,’ Allstate CEO Says (bloomberg.com)
by Heraclitusstudent on 28 Jun 2018  17 comments, latest a year ago
https://www.bloomberg.com/news

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Summers Warns the Biggest Economies Are Not Prepared for Another Recession (bloomberg.com)
by Heraclitusstudent on 18 Jun 2018  5 comments, latest a year ago
https://www.bloomberg.com/news "Former U.S. Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers warned that developed countries are badly equipped for another recession, both economically and politically, and central banks should be wary of raising interest...

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Beware the ‘mother of all credit bubbles’ (washingtonpost.com)
by Heraclitusstudent on 12 Jun 2018  Posted a year ago
The Trump economic debt soufflé - the outlines of the next crisis begin to appear: https://www.washingtonpost.com

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Free trade puts Republican megadonors on collision course with Trump (reuters.com)
by Heraclitusstudent on 4 Jun 2018  4 comments, latest a year ago
No surprise there I guess. Who profits most from trade, even when it goes against the countries overall interests? Who influences most the media and the political establishment?https://www.reut

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Common Sense 318 – For Whom the Bell Trolls (dancarlin.com)
by Heraclitusstudent on 30 May 2018  Posted a year ago
This guy hits the nail on the head. https://www.dancarlin.com/prod Available on itune podcasts too.

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Pinker's pinkest colored glasses - is the cannibal anarchy off the menu?
by Heraclitusstudent on 23 May 2018  10 comments, latest a year ago
Some of his numbers: Life expectancy: - for most of history: 30 yrs. - today 71 yrs, increasing. - In Kenya, improved by 10 yrs in the past 10 yrs....

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How the Online Left Fuels the Right (nytimes.com)
by Heraclitusstudent on 11 May 2018  28 comments, latest a year ago
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/0 "But online life creates an illusion of left-wing excess and hegemony that barely exists in the real world, at least outside of a few collegiate enclaves. Consider, for example,...

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Why navies are obsolete... (engadget.com)
by Heraclitusstudent on 11 Apr 2018  18 comments, latest a year ago
Any aircraft carrier group buyer remorse?... Aquatic drone swarms on the way. https://www.engadget.com/2018/ www.youtube.com/watch?time_con

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Is Stormy Daniel Hurting Democrats? (bloomberg.com)
by Heraclitusstudent on 7 May 2018  10 comments, latest a year ago
https://www.bloomberg.com/view "The Democratic grassroots are shaking with energy. In a series of special elections across the country, in a range of districts, Democrats have consistently outperformed results in previous elections....

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Bloomberg: Markets Better Prepare for Stagflation (bloomberg.com)
by Heraclitusstudent on 25 Apr 2018  3 comments, latest a year ago
https://www.bloomberg.com/view Imagine that: the end of assets inflation, the collapse of multiples.... wage inflation! The horror!Unfortunately I think this fear is unfounded: - technology may automate things like driving trucks...

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Testimony in front of congress
by Heraclitusstudent on 10 Apr 2018  33 comments, latest a year ago
The usual cinema, where congressmen can look mad at something, and the witness can apologize and act humbly, before everything goes back exactly as it was before. Zucks will be...

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Trump Escalates Trade Tensions With Call For New China Tariffs (bloomberg.com)
by Heraclitusstudent on 5 Apr 2018  24 comments, latest a year ago
https://www.bloomberg.com/news Here goes the third volley. Right after Kudlow has spent days trying to calm investors.The media had spent months explaining us why trade is good in spite of all...

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Globalization’s Backlash Is Here, at Just the Wrong Time (nytimes.com)
by Heraclitusstudent on 23 Mar 2018  4 comments, latest a year ago
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/0 Here the NYT explains that we were just about to see the reward for decades of being pushed around economically: the much hoped for rise of a new class...

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Will Trump end-up in prison?
by Heraclitusstudent on 23 Mar 2018  6 comments, latest a year ago
I think for a while he was sort of aligning with the establishment republicans: they saw they could use him to ram a tax cut through congress. At the same...

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California Housing Problems Are Spilling Across Its Borders (nytimes.com)
by Heraclitusstudent on 20 Mar 2018  13 comments, latest a year ago
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/0 There is no room to build housing in Reno? The pace of urbanization in the world today is such that a city like New York should be created EVERY...

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If Saudi Arabia Reforms.... (nytimes.com)
by Heraclitusstudent on 16 Nov 2017  27 comments, latest a year ago
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/1 "It took the West being heavily hit by Islamist terrorism for it to appreciate fully the measure of this menace, long camouflaged. Indeed, even as Saudi leaders were shaking...

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Stormy Daniels Suing Donald Trump Means She Turned Over Potential Sexts and Photos
by Heraclitusstudent on 7 Mar 2018  55 comments, latest a year ago
Classy...

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The trade deficit...
by Heraclitusstudent on 7 Mar 2018  4 comments, latest a year ago
... is exploding - as it must when the government decides to massively dissave and run a massive budget deficit.I guess we need tariffs to compensate...

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Reaching the brain yet? (mercurynews.com)
by Heraclitusstudent on 4 Mar 2018  8 comments, latest a year ago
https://www.mercurynews.com/20 “It would be really transformative. Over the coming decade or so we could have millions of new homes with access to transit.”The measure would allow housing developments of four...

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The NYT talks of national identity (nytimes.com)
by Heraclitusstudent on 1 Mar 2018  8 comments, latest a year ago
It's all made up, you know. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/0 It leads to nationalism, which is obviously bad and leads to conflicts and extremism. We should dissolve these nations, hold hands, and sing...

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Is a Productivity Boom Next? (nytimes.com)
by Heraclitusstudent on 22 Feb 2018  2 comments, latest a year ago
Funny to see the NYT paying lip service to the fact that current money bomb policy may in fact unplug a lot of economic pipes. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/0 I think it is...

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James Damore just filed a class action lawsuit against Google, saying it discriminates against white male conservatives (yahoo.com)
by Heraclitusstudent on 8 Jan 2018  48 comments, latest a year ago
Anyone think this has a chance against Google? https://www.yahoo.com/news/jam #discrimination

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Packing up and moving out: Bay Area exodus continues (mercurynews.com)
by Heraclitusstudent on 8 Feb 2018  Posted a year ago
https://www.mercurynews.com/20 People are leaving Silicon Valley nearly as quickly as they are coming in. Between July 2015 and July 2017, the region gained 44,732 immigrants but lost 44,102 residents to...

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CO2 greenhouse effect in details (scienceofdoom.com)
by Heraclitusstudent on 10 Jan 2018  74 comments, latest a year ago
Direct proofs of the greenhouse effect created by CO2. https://scienceofdoom.com/road "What is interesting is seeing the actual values of longwave radiation at the earth’s surface and the comparison 1-d simulations...

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The West Faces Up to Reality: China Won’t Become ‘More Like Us’ (wsj.com)
by Heraclitusstudent on 14 Dec 2017  7 comments, latest 2 years ago
https://www.wsj.com/articles/t Duuuuhhhhhhh!#internationalPol

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More Bitcoin analysis (gcn.com)
by Heraclitusstudent on 14 Dec 2017  2 comments, latest 2 years ago
Learning a bit more about this: The ideas behind bitcoin are in some ways similar to Uber: workaround any centralized controls imposed by states and banks, cut layers of established...

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WeCroak the app that reminds you you are going to die (theatlantic.com)
by Heraclitusstudent on 13 Dec 2017  3 comments, latest 2 years ago
Is that inspired? https://www.theatlantic.com/ma #apps

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Divided we code
by Heraclitusstudent on 8 Dec 2017  Posted 2 years ago
http://money.cnn.com/technolog CNN on silicon valley.... - On censorship of Google and others: "Being conservative in tech, they say, is enough to threaten their jobs. Aaron Ginn founded Lincoln Network, a...

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Living in cars, working for Amazon: meet America's new nomads (theguardian.com)
by Heraclitusstudent on 5 Dec 2017  74 comments, latest 2 years ago
https://www.theguardian.com/co Not a race to the bottom?#economy

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Republicans actually believe climate is warming, and would support regulating CO2 as a pollutant (scientificamerican.com)
by Heraclitusstudent on 1 Dec 2017  5 comments, latest 2 years ago
An analysis of voter opinions finds that half of Republican voters think climate change is happening, and would support regulating CO2 as a pollutant. Christopher Intagliata reports.Representative Lamar Smith of...

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Slaughterbots
by Heraclitusstudent on 14 Nov 2017  15 comments, latest 2 years ago
In case you are not scared enough about the future: #future

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Podcast: How Money Corrupts Congress and a Plan to Stop It (longnow.org)
by Heraclitusstudent on 9 Nov 2017  3 comments, latest 2 years ago
#politicsThis is not a partisan issue and should be #1 on everyone agenda:2012, Long Now Foundation podcast: http://longnow.org/seminars/02

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Tracking signs of the next recession
by Heraclitusstudent on 2 Nov 2017  36 comments, latest 2 years ago
Give it a year. Maybe less. #investing

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Flake's photo in the NYT (nytimes.com)
by Heraclitusstudent on 6 Nov 2017  2 comments, latest 2 years ago
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/1 In a Democracy, There Can Be No Bystanders"...until now I didn’t fully grasp the level of anxiety and real pain that exists across the country due to the state...
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