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Understanding the global trading system (oecd.org)
by Kakistocracy on 2 Mar 2019  4 comments, latest 6 days ago
Where do my things come from? How trade works todayWhen we think about international trade, we traditionally think about a person or company producing all elements of a product in...

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The probability of a US recession just spiked the most in 30 years — UBS says 'even we are surprised by this' (businessinsider.com)
by Kakistocracy on 8 Mar 2019  25 comments, latest 6 days ago
The probability of a major contraction in the economy shot up to 73%, from just 24% in December, says UBS. "Weakness in the data is now fully consistent with a...

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Homeowners Experiment With Risky New Investment Trend (safehaven.com)
by Kakistocracy on 19 Mar 2019  Posted 6 days ago
With economists predicting the rise of mortgage rates in 2019, and with the U.S. housing market looking less than spectacular as of the first quarter of this year, a relatively...

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Why Calling the US a ‘Democracy’ Is Both False & Dangerous (strategic-culture.org)
by Kakistocracy on 18 Mar 2019  2 comments, latest 6 days ago
It’s false because it is definitely untrue, and that’s not merely because America has a higher percentage of its residents in prison than does any other nation on this planet,...

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Venezuela as the pivot for New Internationalism? - Michael Hudson (michael-hudson.com)
by Kakistocracy on 7 Feb 2019  4 comments, latest 6 days ago
Saker interview with Michael Hudson on Venezuela, February 7, 2019Introduction: There is a great deal of controversy about the true shape of the Venezuelan economy and whether Hugo Chavez’ and...

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US existing home sales tumble to three-year low (cnbc.com)
by Kakistocracy on 22 Jan 2019  12 comments, latest 6 days ago
•U.S. home sales tumbled to their lowest level in three years in December and house price increases slowed sharply, suggesting a further loss of momentum in the housing market.•The National...

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The world's longest passenger plane -- the Boeing 777X -- is here (thetelegraph.com)
by Kakistocracy on 18 Mar 2019  1 comment, latest 6 days ago
On Wednesday, the very first Boeing 777X was presented to company employees, inside the airframer's main wide-body manufacturing facility in Everett, Washington.At 252 feet, the 777X is longer than its...

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What’s Really Causing the Gigantic US Trade Deficit? - The Wolf Street Report
by Kakistocracy on 18 Mar 2019  Posted 7 days ago
Ultimately, the issue is not China, Germany, Japan, or Mexico. The issue is much closer to home. And where are the efforts to tame it headed? (12 minutes)#Trade #Deficit

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Japanese inventor Seiichi Miyake. His invention - the Tenji block - changed the way the visually impaired interact with the world. (cnet.com)
by Kakistocracy on 18 Mar 2019  Posted 7 days ago
When Seiichi Miyake found out a close friend was losing their ability to see clearly, he wanted to help. That desire led to an entirely new way for the visually...

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Doing the crawl...
by Kakistocracy on 16 Mar 2019  17 comments, latest 7 days ago
This is the original crawl, not be confused with those wimpy "western" versions....lets see you fit and in shape "patriots" do this #Ukraine

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Steve Jobs made a bunch of predictions in the 80s and 90s about the future of technology — it turns out he nailed it (businessinsider.com)
by Kakistocracy on 17 Mar 2019  7 comments, latest 7 days ago
In the 1980s and 1990s, Steve Jobs made predictions about how technology and the internet would impact daily life that turned out to be surprisingly accurate. He predicted virtual assistants...

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Gas prices rise to levels not seen since last fall - spring blend and spring refinery fires to blame (chron.com)
by Kakistocracy on 17 Mar 2019  5 comments, latest 7 days ago
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gas prices continue to rise in New Jersey and across the nation to levels not seen since last fall. AAA Mid-Atlantic says the average price of...

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Mr. MAGA and the End of Western Civilization (unz.com)
by Kakistocracy on 15 Mar 2019  38 comments, latest 7 days ago
Folks in the West are taught that their civilization has its roots in ancient Rome and/or ancient Greece. This is more a case of self-aggrandizement than serious historical research. While...

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TD Bank: America’s Most Inconvenient Bank by Yves Smith @ Naked Capitalism (nakedcapitalism.com)
by Kakistocracy on 17 Mar 2019  1 comment, latest 8 days ago
Do not bank at TD Bank. Don’t even think about it.I became a customer via TD having acquired Commerce Bank, a 400 plus branch bank headquartered in New Jersey whose...

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Religious Conservatives Argue Adam And Eve Would Never Have Been Banished From Eden If They’d Had Guns
by Kakistocracy on 17 Mar 2019  1 comment, latest 8 days ago
In what they described as scriptural evidence of the right to bear arms, leading figures among the religious right gathered Wednesday to issue a statement arguing that Adam and Eve...

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Underwater mudslides are the biggest threat to offshore drilling, and energy companies aren’t ready for them (theconversation.com)
by Kakistocracy on 16 Mar 2019  Posted 8 days ago
Like generals planning for the last war, oil company managers and government inspectors tend to believe that because they survived the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill, they are ready...

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Finances of Fracking: Shale Industry Drills More Debt Than Profit (desmogblog.com)
by Kakistocracy on 20 Jan 2019  1 comment, latest 8 days ago
Since 2007, the oil and gas industry has lost $280 billion betting on the shale boom, which has been made possible by hydraulic fracturing (fracking) and Wall Street financing, and...

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With single gene insertion, blind mice regain sight (news.berkeley.edu)
by Kakistocracy on 16 Mar 2019  Posted 8 days ago
It was surprisingly simple. University of California, Berkeley, scientists inserted a gene for a green-light receptor into the eyes of blind mice and, a month later, they were navigating around...

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Modern planes becoming "too complex to fly," Trump tweets (cbsnews.com)
by Kakistocracy on 12 Mar 2019  28 comments, latest 9 days ago
"Airplanes are becoming far too complex to fly," the president tweeted. "Pilots are no longer needed, but rather computer scientists from MIT. I see it all the time in many...

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Whistling Past the Graveyard - Did RAND get it right in its war game exercise? Simulations suggest the United States would lose to both Russia and China (asiatimes.com)
by Kakistocracy on 13 Mar 2019  5 comments, latest 9 days ago
RAND Corporation with Pentagon support has carried out a war game simulation in which the United States loses to both Russia and China. The US and NATO are unable to...
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