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"Time for the Ku Klux Klan to night ride again" - Alabama newspaper editor calls for Klan return to 'clean out D.C.' (montgomeryadvertiser.com)
by Kakistocracy on 18 Feb 2019  5 comments, latest 3 hours ago
The editor of a small-town Alabama newspaper published an editorial calling for "the Ku Klux Klan to night ride again" against "Democrats in the Republican Party and Democrats [who] are...

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Can You Spot the Keyboard Hiding Among the Zebras?
by Kakistocracy on 18 Feb 2019  6 comments, latest 4 hours ago
Will provide the answer later

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What Did Jesus Do? (newyorker.com)
by Kakistocracy on 18 Feb 2019  2 comments, latest 5 hours ago
When we meet Jesus of Nazareth at the beginning of the Gospel of Mark, almost surely the oldest of the four, he’s a full-grown man. He comes down from Galilee,...

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Has America always been capitalist? (nakedcapitalism.com)
by Kakistocracy on 18 Feb 2019  Posted 9 hours ago
This is an awfully simplistic history of American economic organization. For instance, it acts as if everyone in the East packed up and went West. In fact, a lot of...

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Huge study finds professors’ attitudes affect students’ grades (arstechnica.com)
by Kakistocracy on 18 Feb 2019  10 comments, latest 11 hours ago
You just have to believe!” is the kind of trite line you’d expect in a kids’ movie about a magic talking dog. But it seems the phrase doubles as important...

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Super-Imperialism at the Pentagon (michael-hudson.com)
by Kakistocracy on 18 Feb 2019  Posted 19 hours ago
Professor Hudson, in January you warned in Berlin at the Rosa Luxemburg Conference, about the still “dangerous” US financial imperialism. The US uses “financial weapons“, you said. Can you explain...

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Single-Family Rental Investors Turn to Built-for-Rent (nreionline.com)
by Kakistocracy on 18 Feb 2019  Posted 21 hours ago
Fierce competition for existing homes throughout the single-family rental housing market has pushed a growing number of investors to shift gears and focus on built-to-rent strategies. These include New York-based...

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2019 National Real Estate Investor Market Outlook - National Real Estate Investor Magazine (nreionline.com)
by Kakistocracy on 18 Feb 2019  Posted 21 hours ago
This special issue focuses on forward-looking market trends and insightful forecasts. 67 pages. Lot of information on most everything.https://www.nreionl #Housing #Markets #Investing #RealEstate

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Too Dumb for Democracy? Should Americans feel bad that we are the second-most-ignorant country in the world? (Italy is number one.) (fee.org)
by Kakistocracy on 17 Feb 2019  13 comments, latest a day ago
Our penultimate status made the news recently, after research group Ipsos MORI announced the results of the first international study "to look at the gap between perception and reality" on...

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A big change in accounting will put $3 trillion in liabilities on corporate balance sheets (cnbc.com)
by Kakistocracy on 17 Feb 2019  2 comments, latest a day ago
A new corporate accounting rule is about to pull an estimated $3 trillion out of the shadows. Starting this year, companies are required to record the cost of renting assets...

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A bit of rudeness in the office is often no bad thing (irishtimes.com)
by Kakistocracy on 17 Feb 2019  Posted 2 days ago
Our tendency to confuse blunt words with unacceptable behaviour does us no favours. Not that long ago a friend sent me a yellowing magazine story about famous Fleet Street editors...

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Dearest Kim, please just don't test your nukes & missiles - everything is great then - XXOO the Dotard (koreatimes.co.kr)
by Kakistocracy on 17 Feb 2019  2 comments, latest 2 days ago
U.S. President Donald Trump said Friday that he is in no rush to denuclearize North Korea but wants the regime to refrain from testing its nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles.Trump...

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How Trump’s Swamp Works Now (rollingstone.com)
by Kakistocracy on 17 Feb 2019  Posted 2 days ago
The new Washington, D.C., is awash in foreign money and shady lobbyists — and Elliott Broidy fits right in At 3:45 p.m. on October 6th, 2017, an unassuming man in...

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‘232' tariffs pose worst trade threat yet, CAR study says (autonews.com)
by Kakistocracy on 16 Feb 2019  15 comments, latest 2 days ago
The economic harm from potential U.S. tariffs on imported autos and components would dwarf that of any other trade policy implemented by the Trump administration so far, according to a...

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How Imperfect Knowledge Shapes Financial Markets (ineteconomics.org)
by Kakistocracy on 16 Feb 2019  3 comments, latest 2 days ago
Asset markets are indispensable in harnessing society’s diverse views and insights about future business performance. But those views are shaped as much by emotion and crowd mentality as by rational...

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Single and Looking to Buy a Home? (attomdata.com)
by Kakistocracy on 16 Feb 2019  3 comments, latest 2 days ago
IRVINE, Calif. — Feb. 14, 2019 — ATTOM Data Solutions, curator of the nation’s premier property database, today released an infographic behind an analysis where we uncovered top metro areas...

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Electrolux closing Memphis plant; Economic development malpractice leaves Tennesse holding the bag (angrybearblog.com)
by Kakistocracy on 16 Feb 2019  13 comments, latest 2 days ago
Electrolux closing Memphis plant; Economic development malpractice leaves Tennesse holding the bagOn January 31, Electrolux announced (h/t Alan Freeman, ipolitics.ca) that it would be closing its new (2012) factory in...

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Entrepeneur Gary Vaynerchuk says homeownership is Bull Shit - real estate agents nationwide come unhinged...
by Kakistocracy on 16 Feb 2019  1 comment, latest 2 days ago
Industry interweb locales were on fire this past week when Gary Vaynerchuk – a sought-after motivational speaker, best-selling author and respected tech entrepreneur – slammed homeownership in a podcast interview...

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The state of American manufacturing: The failure of Trump’s trade and economic policies (epi.org)
by Kakistocracy on 16 Feb 2019  17 comments, latest 2 days ago
Separating fact from fiction is always tough when listening to President Trump, who lives in his own, fact-free fantasy-world. This is particularly so when it comes to trade and manufacturing....

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Big businesses promised wage hikes from Trump's tax cuts. What actually happened? (nbcnews.com)
by Kakistocracy on 16 Feb 2019  7 comments, latest 2 days ago
Corporations are using savings from the 2017 tax law to continue to buy back billions in stock after trumpeting employee bonuses and benefitsSIDNEY, Ohio — Toward the end of last...
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