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- SeaShell Diamond Gallery, Custom Fine Jewelry Made in Hawaii. 808-338-9988; https://www.SeaShellDiamondGallery.com Good morning, Im still reporting on: NY Gov. Cuomo Ignored Sex Assault by Aide, 1896 Synopsis:Heres what a real sexual harassment complaint looks like. Lisa Marie Cater a former DMV employee in upstate New York, has just filed a lawsuit against New York Gov. Cuomo for refusing to act on 6 sexual assault charges she made against his buddy, Sam Hoyt, the former regional president of Empire State Development Corp. Cater complained to the Governors office no less than six times about Hoyt, but was met with deliberate indifference. Sam Hoyt grew up in New York politics. He took over his late fathers New York State Assembly seat in 1992. While a 41-year-old lawmaker, Hoyt, was caught having an affair with a 23-year-old student intern in 2008. Despite his history, Cuomo appointed his fellow Dem to the lucrative economic development position in 2011. In 2015, Cater was the victim of domestic abuse and Hoyt got her the DMV secretarial job at a salary of $30,000. According to Cater: He hung this job over my head. I felt like a possession of his. One day, Hoyt rang her doorbell at home when she opened the door, he groped her, kissed her and left her in a state of shock. Fearful that she would lose her job, she adopted a go-along to get along attitude. But there was no stopping Hoyt. He called, emailed and texted her daily, even when he was vacationing with his wife. The 5-foot-10 Cater once received a nude photo of the 5-foot-7 Hoyt. Cater began to shake uncontrollably after receiving it, her suit states. Cater feared Hoyts instability and anger. She started trying to contact Hoyts boss, the governor, to get some relief. Support Our Sponsors: - Virtual Shield VPN - the easiest way to create a home VPN. Go to: https://www.virtualshield.com/billstill - Nobel Gold: Protect Your Money With Gold - Click Here- https://goo.gl/kx2yzW Or Call - 877-646-5347 - Jeevy Computers: Move up to business-level computer protection. 800-844-8613 http://jeevycomputers.com/pcs/ - Trade Genius Academy: Learn the safe, sure way to trade. https://www.TradeGeniusAcademy.com - Virtual Shield VPN - the easiest way to create a home VPN. Go to: https://www.virtualshield.com/billstill - SeaShell Diamond Gallery, Custom Fine Jewelry Made in Hawaii. 808-338-9988; https://www.SeaShellDiamondGallery.com - PrepareWithBill - Food Storage You Can Depend On. 888-756-8727 https://preparewith.com/Bill.Still - Kangen Water, ionized, alkaline water, website: https://www.TopShelfWater.com Wealth365 Summit - Largest Online Financial Conference, Jan. 15-20. SIGN UP NOW! Call them at: 262-299-6200; or Go to: Wealth365.com/bill to register for FREE. Still Report BTC address: 18Ky2c3CgPY3eu5N7ySoM3X6NjgEAN2w4v Connect with me; Bill Still: newspaper editor/publisher, economics reporter - top US publications, authored 22 books, 4 documentary videos & daily...
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Wealth365 Summit - Largest Online Financial Conference, Jan. 15-20. SIGN UP NOW! Call them at: 262-299-6200; or Go to: https://www.Wealth365.com/bill to register for FREE. Good morning, Im still reporting on: Roy Moore Fundraising Soars, 1895 Synopsis: Fundraising for Judge Roy Moore skyrocketed last week as his latest attacker has not turned over her high school annual for professional handwriting analysis. The reason, of course, is because it is a total fraud. Judge Moore never signed it. According to campaign chairman Bill Armistead: We have raised more in the last six days online than the total raised online since the runoff Sept. 26. Despite the fact that Judge Moore has had RNC and NRSC funding cut off thanks to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, fundraising has topped six figures for several days in a row, putting Democrats that Moore is back in the race. Although some pollsters still show Moores Democrat opponent, Doug Jones, with a slight lead, no doubt, that is because they are still skewing their polls to try to influence of the race, rather than honestly report on shifts in public sentiment. The election will be held on Dec. 12. You can rest assured that in the last few days of this race, the results will shift in favor of Judge Moore dramatically as the unfair skews currently still being applied to make it appear that the Democrat is in the lead, will be gradually taken away so that in the end the pollsters wont be too, too embarrassed by the results. Of course, the MSM will pretend until Dec. 13 that they never heard about the destruction of Moores accusers fabricated accusations. No, the MSM will beat the drum for the Democrat to the end. Heres a good example from yesterdays Daily Mail which is breathlessly covering events for all the anti-Trumpers in the UK: Progressive pastors say Roy Moore unfit for US Senate. Well, yesterday dozens yes DOZENS of so-called progressive pastors signed a letter saying Moore is unfit to serve. So dozens might mean lets say - 13 pastors. But guess how many churches there are in all of Alabama? 12,833. Support Our Sponsors: - Virtual Shield VPN - the easiest way to create a home VPN. Go to: https://www.virtualshield.com/billstill - Nobel Gold: Protect Your Money With Gold - Click Here- https://goo.gl/kx2yzW Or Call - 877-646-5347 - Jeevy Computers: Move up to business-level computer protection. 800-844-8613 http://jeevycomputers.com/pcs/ - Trade Genius Academy: Learn the safe, sure way to trade. https://www.TradeGeniusAcademy.com - Virtual Shield VPN - the easiest way to create a home VPN. Go to: https://www.virtualshield.com/billstill - SeaShell Diamond Gallery, Custom Fine Jewelry Made in Hawaii. 808-338-9988; https://www.SeaShellDiamondGallery.com - PrepareWithBill - Food Storage You Can Depend On. 888-756-8727 https://preparewith.com/Bill.Still - Kangen Water, ionized, alkaline water, Call Tom @ 843-729-7837, website: https://www.TopShelfWater.com...
Fears of a major nuclear accident Reuters: Radioactivity levels surged to 1,000 times normal in Russia AP: Extremely high contamination Concerns over govt cover-up from ENE News Reuters, Nov 21, 2017 (emphasis added): Russia finds 1,000-times normal...
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Perhaps by now youve heard that the FCC in the US is planning to roll back net neutrality, that is, to give telecomms companies the right to charge you for visiting different websites. So think: $4.99 for Netflix, $5.99 for the news bundle, $9.99 for the sports package, $12.99 for the Platinum Social Media Experience Including Facebook and Twitter, and so onon top of what you already pay. Sound crazy?
Lets think about it all for a second.
You are going to pay more for what you already consume. So by definition, no real value is being created in this exchangeit is only what economists call rent-seeking, a transfer of value from you, to telecomms companies. Now, companies use their profits these days for two things, mostly: share buybacks, and CEO compensation. So the rollback of net neutrality is a long-winded way to say money leaves the pocket of the average American, to go to hedge funds and CEOs. Thus, inequality grows, dissatisfaction rises, and America is even less able to afford what it needs: education, healthcare, transport, and so on.
(And of course, all the while, whomever chooses what media people can enjoy in those packages and bundles will also be able to corrode democracy and civil rights from the top down, blocking freedom of speech a fundamental way, for example, not offering your favourite publication, artworks, websites, books at all, censoring them without anyone really knowing, for being too radical or too controversial or just too true, and favouring those with whatever views advance their personal motives and pursuits and profits. This is a genuine shift to kleptocracy, in which oligarchs control not just economics, but societies, using them as magic bags of endless cash to loot.)
But thats only really the beginning. The way that American economics and law looks at regulation, and hence utilities, is simpletoo simple. If something lowers prices, its a good thing. And so the argument against net neutrality is ultimately that somehow internet bills will come down. Of course, they wont, because there is no real competition in the marketplaceso how could they? Monopolies dont lower prices: they raise them.
Now. Where does this approachlower prices leading to the greater goodleave America? Well, it leaves it unable to provide utilities well, or genuinely, really, at all. Lower prices are always thought to be provided by competition, hence, instead of utilities being things are provided by a working social contract to everyone, they are deregulated. The invisible hand, it is hop...
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Will the Tax Reform Debate Impact Precious Metals? from Money Metals Precious metals got a boost last week as investors were reminded that stock prices move in two directions up and down. The S&P 500 and the Dow both finished the...
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Id love to have kids. I dont have kids. If I did, Id be worried about them. Abuse, it seems, reaches crookedly into every tiny nook and cranny of life. Were discovering that the hard way, from Weinstein to Spacey to Rose to all the predators yet to be named. But what does that itself begin to hint at? An abusive society.
Lets chart the journey of an average American. Theyre born. Thanks to a deficient healthcare system, that costs around $20,000, where in most countries, this most basic of human rights, reproduction, is free. That tiny fact will play a theme in the story Ill tell: the struggle to exist creates an abusive society, where people forever crave what they can never have. Well return to that.
Soon enough, our average American goes to school. Schools where rules about bullying and harassment simply dont exist like they do in other rich countries, and even many poor ones. Schools where mass shootings and metal detectors are commonplace. Where disciplines like ethics and civics and economics and politics arent really taught, where the basics of science and art and literature must be fought over. The child is taught in all these ways to feel afraid, hostile, anxious; to be confused, unsure, hesitant, about what it means to be a child, to be an adult, to be a person at all; that everything seems always to be a perpetual battlenot what a child should be taught, which is that his or her world is a gentle, safe, happy place, which can be explored and challenged and even upended, and things will still be alright. He or she is left with a red-light sense of danger and caution. Here we begin to see the first great failure of American life: a failure to civilize, which we will pursue, but first let us discuss what it really means.
To mature and to become an individual the child must feel that the world is a safe place. Not a womb but not a war zone either. But the world this child is in not a safe place. It is a jungle of thorns, which he or she cannot navigate. So the child remains stuck, at an infantile stage of development, and he or she will need constant approval and validation just to shore up a fragmented and weak sense of self, always now seeking a father or mother figure, his or her whole life longand, because they themselves feel so weak inside, usually they will be drawn to the outwardly strongest, most bombastic, one they can find. This is the first of three great dilemmas of living in an abusive society, and it will set the stage for our average Americans life.
Its time for college, at least for this average American. They dont have rich parents, so immediately it costs them crippling lifelong debt. But thats just...
Bank Of America Analyst: A Flash Crash In Early 2018 Seems Quite Likely by Michael Snyder The Economic Collapse Blog Is the stock market bubble about to burst? I know that I have been touching on this theme over...
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We are now on day 13 (and hopefully the last!) of living with lawn chairs and eating standing up in a construction zone. It will be nice to have normality return though I look back and we probably should have cut the water and electricity off for some early practice? I intended to write this... Read more
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The chief of staff of Israels military (IDF) told Saudi Arabias Alaf newspaper in an unprecedented interview that his country is ready to share intelligence on Iran with Riyadh.
With [US] President Donald Trump, there is an opportunity for a new international alliance in the region and a major strategic plan to stop the Iranian threat, Lt. Gen. Gadi Eisenkot, chief of staff of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), told the paper. We are ready to exchange experiences with moderate Arab countries and exchange intelligence to confront Iran.
When asked whether Israel had recently shared intelligence with the Saudis, Eisenkot said: We are ready to share information if necessary. There are many common interests between us
The military official a...
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A 500-YEAR-OLD painting by world-famous artist Leonardo da Vinci has sold for a record $592 million.
The painting went up for auction last week after Russian billionaire Dmitry Rybolovlev decided to sell it.
The oil painting depicting Christ holding a crystal orb*, called Salvator Mundi which is Italian for Saviour of the World, is one of fewer than 20 paintings by da Vinci known to exist, according to Christies, the auction house conducting the sale.
Leonardo da Vinci was an Italian Renaissance*, meaning he was good at many things. He is known as a scientist, mathematician, artist and inventor. He is sometimes credited with the inventions of tanks, helicopters and parachute...
Talks on forming a coalition government in Germany have collapsed after the free-market liberal FDP pulled out.
FDP leader Christian Lindner said there was no basis of trust with Chancellor Angela Merkels conservative CDU/CSU bloc and the Greens.
What happens next is unclear, but Mrs Merkel is due to meet President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, who has the power to call snap elections.
Her bloc won Septembers poll, but many voters deserted the mainstream parties.
After winning its first parliamentary seats, the far-right nationalist AfD (Alternative for Germany) vowed to fight an invasion of foreigners into the country.
Mrs Merkel said she regretted the collapse of the talks, adding she would meet the German president later on Monday to formally tell him negotiations...
Russia Confirms Toxic Cloud Of Extremely High Radiation; Source Remains A Mystery from ZeroHedge One month after a mysterious radiation cloud was observed over Europe, whose source remained unknown last week speculation emerged that it may have been the result...
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Syrias Bashar Assad made a surprise visit to Russia to express thanks for Moscows help in the fight against terrorism. At a meeting with President Putin, which began with an embrace, the leaders discussed the Syrian political settlement ahead of Moscows talks with Iran and Turkey. The visit by President Assad to the Black Sea 
Arizona-based Belmont Partners, one of Gates investment firms, purchased close to 25,000 acres of land in Tonopah, around 50 miles west of Phoenix, to create a smart city called Belmont, KPNX reported.
Belmont will create a forward-thinking community with a communication and infrastructure spine that embraces cutting-edge technology, designed around high-speed digital networks, data centers, new manufacturing technologies and distribution models, autonomous vehicles and autonomous logistics hubs, Belmont Partners said in a press release, according to KPNX.
The community will transform a raw, blank slate into a purpose-built edge city built around a flexible infrastructure model, according to Belmont Properties.
Itll reportedly include space for 80,000 residential units, in addition to 470 acres for public schools and 3,800 acres designated for offices, commercial buildings and retail outlets.
The purchase is a smart move, Arizona Technology Councils Ron Schott told KPNX. He said the projected citys location is the right place near the newly opened Interstate-11 freeway, which is expected to expand its route to run through Belmont, to Las Vegas.
It remains unclear when Belmont would be built.
Gates smart city would follow in the footsteps of a similar metropolis being built in Columbus, Ohio.
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The community will transform a raw, blank slate into a purpose-built edge city built around a flexible infrastructure model, according to Belmont Properties.
How Uncle Sam Inflates Away Your Life by MN Gordon Acting-Man Economic Nirvana Inflation is always and everywhere a monetary phenomenon, economist and Nobel Prize recipient Milton Friedman once remarked. He likely meant that inflation is the more rapid...
Secret Congress Sexual Scandal, Rep. John Conyers Implicated Video Stefan Molyneux After receiving documents from national security reporter, documentary filmmaker and author Mike Cernovich, Buzzfeed published an article revealing that Michigan Rep. John Conyers settled a wrongful dismissal complaint...
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Peter Schiff: The Fed Is Behind the Curve; Financial Conditions at Loosest Level Since 1994 from Schiff Gold According to data compiled by the Chicago Fed, financial conditions have reached the loosest level in the US since January 1994. This...
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The City of Santa Fes nine-member Public Bank Task Force, appointed by Mayor Gonzales and the Santa Fe City Council, held a Public Forum this week and invited input from the general public.
Public Banking Institute Board Member Nichoe Lichen was among those presenting and gives this report:
On Nov 20th, the City of Santa Fes Public Bank Task Force hosted a 2 1/2 hour public meeting to share their findings at the mid-point of a very intense, six-month process, and to listen to the publics vision for what a Public Bank could do for Santa Fe. The public was also asked to respond to the idea of an Altruistic Bank, where the public could deposit their private funds (the German Sparkasse model).
Chair, David Buchholtz opened by summarizing the Legal questions identified in the thorough legal memorandum prepared for the City, and reported that while some legal issues like the anti-donation clause may need further investigation, none appeared to be insurmountable.
Another high-profile politician running for office in a powerful state takes a strong stand for creating a Public Bank. Gayle McLaughlin, former mayor of Richmond and no stranger to standing up to Wall Street, declared last week that California needs a Public Bank saying, Our Money, Our Power!
A Public Bank of California would be a great way for us to use our money to invest in our communities, financing a plethora of public projects and kickstarting local businesses. And well loosen Wall Streets stranglehold on our neighbors. No more Wells Fargo selling us phony products!
You could almost understand the irrational exuberance of 1999-2000. Thats because everything was seemingly coming up roses, meaning that cap rates arguably had rational room to rise. But eventually the mania lost all touch with reality; it succumbed to an upwelling of madness that at length made even Alan Greenspan look like a complete fool, as we document below. 
After the subprime mortgage fraud scam exploded, Wall Street was left scrambling for new securities machines that would generate the same guaranteed record profit. They looked for and found other corners of the loan industry to infect. One of these chosen dark corners is the auto industry. The greed mentality of Wall Street coupled with the lack of any serious punishment for wrong doing drives fraud even to the point of collapsing the economy. Since Wall Street has repeatedly demonstrated it's devoid of any consideration of public good, we must create alternatives that are dedicated to it: Public Banks.
As Bloomberg calls it, the scam is "classic subprime: hasty loans, rapid defaults, and at times outright fraud."
Dealers partnered with financing engines, such as the partnership Fiat Chrysler made with Banco Santander, to create powerful subprime machines.
Predictably, Wall Street rewarded loans given without verifying incomes or jobs.
Offshore tax havens arent just for the global elite, it turns out. Local government officials have sent hundreds of billions of dollars of public sector workers retirement savings to the same white shored beaches used by the rich and famous. If local governments instead held public funds in Public Banks, they'd avoid steep hedge fund manager fees, avoid "shenanigans" risk, and be able to extend credit to make money for the public good instead of for billionaires.
David Sirota and Lydia ONeal posted in the International Business Times their recent investigation into the tidal wave of cash that has flowed from public pension systems into private equity, hedge funds, venture capital firms and real estate more than a third of which flows through vehicles housed in the Caymans.
With so many of the investments now running through a maze of shell companies ... the outflow creates the conditions for rampant fee abuse and financial shenanigans and prevents pension officials and law enforcement officials from even knowing exactly where billions of dollars of public money is being held.
Sarah Westhall, host of the national radio show "Business Game Changers," recently interviewed PBI Chair Ellen Brown on her show to discuss the shape of our economy.
Every 20 or 30 years we have changed the monetary system. We can and we will change it again. Thats what the Federal Reserve did in 2008 ... they started just lending free money to the banks, which they hadnt done before, and called it Quantitative Easing. ...
"If [the Chinese] have some bad loans, they just write them off. Because nobodys hurt nobody actually put up the money. The money was just created as an accounting entry, so you can write off those accounting entries if you need to, to save your economy. You dont need to force austerity on people who didnt do it, who werent liable for it, who werent at fault. We pretend like money is actually owed to someone, but its not. It was created as credit on the books it can be written off.
From Dec. 2-10, join makers from all over the world for the inaugural MAKE SMTHNG Week, organized by Greenpeace, Fashion Revolution, and Shareable. It's easy to get swept up in the wave of rampant consumption that has become the cornerstone of the holiday season. But there's another way and some might argue that it's a far better alternative.
That is the title and topic of my latest Bloomberg column.
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It happens like clockwork. I say Americans are, or men are or even people are and immediately theres a Greek chorus on Twitter wagging fingers. No, they cry, you are generalizing, and generalizing is wrong!!.
It strikes me that were losing the ability to think well about society. So I want to point out three common mistakes that we all make, fuelled by internet bubbles, miseducation, and pop culture. Its going to be a bit of a tough read, so hang in there.
Listen. Well prove it, using the recent sexual abuse scandals, in a moment, but first lets understand why: generalizing isnt bad. Its necessary, useful, critical. We can no more think about anything without generalizing than we can live by drinking only the same drop of water over again. Heres a simple example. If I say people are born essentially loving, then of course that doesnt mean everyone is, at every instant, in every way. It only means enough, to a sufficient degree, and we cant discuss psychology otherwise. If I say, Americans support public healthcare, it doesnt mean they all do, just that a majority, in this case around 70%, do. If I say X is, it doesnt mean all of X is, all the time, but it does mean that enough of it is, enough of the time.
For what? For a thing to be real. What do we mean we say is this even a thing?, anyways, which is a phrase we use more and more often, and why do we use it more often? We are establishing realities, truths, authenticities.
But social realities are not always the sum of human realities. The human reality of slavery was oppression and terror. The social reality of slavery was, at least in the South, that some people were born subhuman, not people at all, and thus, being used like property was the best thing for them. So the question is: what do we do when social realities and human realities diverge? Then there is oppression, by definition, because someones human reality is being erased, minimized, rejected. But that also means that someone elses reality is being amplified, accepted, held, as the sole defining truth when it shouldnt be, doesnt it?
So if we dont ask, quite regularly, when speaking about societies, life, each other: is this a thing to you?, which is a good question to ask, then we are making the second mistake of thinking about a society. We are overspecifying one human reality, thinking whats true for me is only ever true for me, which is the opposite of overgeneralizing. But is it even our own reality that were overspecifying, thinking cannot be true for anyone else? In this way, now we are failing to establish what is really true at all.
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Faces Of Evil: Bill Clinton, Al Franken, Charlie Rose and Glenn Thrush All Face New Sexual Misconduct Allegations by Michael Snyder End of the American Dream Have we entered a time when justice will begin to prevail in America? ...
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Last month, we shared a letter by Christine Lagarde, head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), where she acknowledged that cryptocurrency could potentially eliminate the need for central banks and government-issued currency.
Its a remarkable statement coming from someone in her position, and its something we couldnt agree more with.
The blockchain itself is going to be implemented throughout the world, much like the personal computer in the 1980s/1990s and the Internet in the mid-1990s.
What seems like a small movement now will see a tipping point over the next 3 years.
The Department of Defense, Homeland Security, and some of the largest corporations on the planet are already beginning to use and upgrade their communications systems to blockchain technology.
Here are some key statements from Christine Lagarde:
Why might citizens hold virtual currencies rather than physical dollars, euros, or sterling? Because it may one day be easier and safer than obtaining paper bills, especially in remote regions. And because virtual currencies could actually become more stable.
Consider the growing demand for new payment services in countries where the shared, decentralized service economy is taking off. This is an economy rooted in peer-to-peer transactions, in frequent, small-value payments, often across borders.
She went on to note the high cost of banking and credit card fees for small transactions that cross borders, saying that these high fees would make cryptocurrencies more preferable.
Citizens may one day prefer virtual currencies, since they potentially offer the same cost and convenience as cash no settlement risk, no clearing delays, no central registration, no intermediary to check accounts and identities.
And lastly, she summed up the future perfectly in this statement:
Virtual currencies are in a differ...
2. U.S. House of Representatives Financial Services Committee considered many important banking reforms in 2009-2010 including the Dodd-Frank Act. We show that during this period, the foreclosure starts on delinquent mortgages were delayed in the districts of committee members even though there was no difference in delinquency rates between committee and non-committee districts. Link here.
5. Is George Orwell overrated? I claimed this to Cardiff Garcia just yesterday, at least relative to Huxley.
6. What is up with Northern Ireland? (NYT) A good and important piece.
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While developed countries in Europe, North America, and Asia are rapidly aging, emerging economies are predominantly youthful. Nigerian, Indonesian, and Vietnamese young people will shape global work trends at an increasingly rapid pace, bringing to bear their experience in dynamic informal markets on a tech-enabled gig economy.
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The Workers to Owners 2017 Annual Impact Report, produced by the Democracy at Work Institute, covers context and data from the collective effort of a team of business, cooperative, community development, finance, and nonprofit sectors to promote cooperative employee ownership. The report includes the context for the collaboration, data points tracking the worker cooperative sector over the last three years, and analysis of the group's progress.
The collaborative came together in 2016 to respond to a moment of generational opportunity. In the next 15 years, hundreds of thousands of businesses employing millions of people will be sold, consolidated or closed as Baby Boomer business owners retire. Our goal is to ensure the safety of these community economic anchors and local jobs, and to catalyze a wave of business conversions to cooperative employee ownership, which has been proven to increase equity in our most vulnerable communities says Democracy at Work Institute Executive Director Melissa Hoover.This report shows tangible outcomes of the worker cooperative model, including growing press coverage, interest from minority business support organizations, implementation by the economic development community, and policy support at federal, state, and regional levels. The data contained in this report includes the latest data available, with the majority of information through Q2 of 2017 and select information we have collected from Q3 2017.Throughout the report we see a coordinated, strategic effort that, even in its short life, has moved the dial on employee ownership conversions, raising awareness and enlisting partners. The report points toward a promising future, prompting a greater investment of time and resources paired with a close eye on trends and deeper analysis.
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The Centros de Apoyo Mutuo are only some examples of the countless grassroots projects that reflect the spirit of Luisa Capetillo. Taller Salud, a radical feminist clinic in the largely black city of Loza, has been rebuilding the homes that Irma destroyed. There is also the Colectiva Feminista en Construccin, founded in 2014, which now delivers food, supplies, and money for tarps. Lawyers teach Puerto Ricans how to fill out FEMA forms in their squatted building in San Juan. The Santurce punk club, El Local, whose sweat-soaked, cigarette-blurred nights I sketched, operates a community kitchen that feeds six hundred people a day. Many of these groups honed their activist skills fighting the punishing austerity cuts that the US imposed to address the Puerto Ricos debt crisis.
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Has the world gone crazy with money printing? Yes it did, many years ago Unless, of course, gravity pulls stocks and bonds down.in which case, all this money has to go somewhere. Yes it does Wolfgang, gold will accrue capital seeking a place (the ONLY place) without liability Jim/Bill, Gravity is a magnetic force. As... Read more
Greg Sands, founder of Costanoa Ventures, has a deep background in technology. Sands was the first product manager at Netscape Communications, where he worked with Marc Andreesen and Jim Clark. Sands created the business plan for the company, and coined the name Netscape. Prior to founding Costanoa, Sands was a Managing Director at legendary venture
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Indicators for financial market "stress" have reached their lowest levels in decades. For instance, stock market volatility has never been this low since the early 1990s. Credit spreads have been shrinking, and prices for credit default swaps have fallen to pre-crisis levels. In fact, investors are no longer haunted by concerns about the stability of the financial system, potential credit defaults, and unfavourable surprises in the economy or financial assets markets. How come?
Monetary policy plays the significant role. By slashing interest rates and ramping up the quantity of money in the banking system, central banks around the world have kick-started the economies following the 2008/2009 crash. But this is not the full story. The fact that investors expect central banks to stand at the ready to fend off a slowdown of the economy and price declines in stock and housing markets is by no means less important.
The truth is that investors expect central banks to provide a "safety net." This expectation encourages them to make risky investments again (which they would otherwise have declined). That said, central banks have caused a colossal moral hazard: Investors feel pretty much assured that the risk-reward profile of their investments has become more favorable that they can enjoy a considerable upside, while the downside is limited.
But wait: Will the Fed's hiking of interest rates and the planned shrinking of its balance sheet not undo the very forces that have pushed economic activity back into positive territory? No, not necessarily. The crucial point is the Feds safety net: If investors continue to assume that the Fed willingly remains the lender of last resort, even a monetary policy of some short-term interest rate hiking is unlikely to do much harm to the current recovery.
Here is why: If things turn sour, the Fed is expected to reverse its restrictive monetary policy. This may well explain why financial markets have remained rather relaxed in the light of the Fed's current hiking cycle, which has begun back in December 2015. And markets havent become unsettled because of the Feds plan to......
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Heres Tim Duy at Bloomberg:
It was supposed to be easy. When the Federal Reserve started hiking the federal funds rate, longer-term interest rates would rise. After all, they were at very low levels, restrained by a low-term premium. The Greenspan conundrum of the past two cycles, when long rates failed to respond in line with higher short rates, couldnt happen a third time in such circumstances. But it didnt work out that way. Short rates continue to gain on firming expectations of tighter Fed policy while long-rates stubbornly track sideways.
How many times does this have to happen before people stop assuming that higher interest rates represent tighter money? In fact (as Duy suggests) a tighter monetary policy will often put downward pressure on longer term rates (relative to short rates):
We shouldnt be surprised by the flattening yield curve. That is what typically happens during tightening cycles and there was no reason to think it would not be the case this time.
Longer term bond yields tend to track expected long-term NGDP growth, although of course other factors also play a role. But expected NGDP growth is by far the most important factor, and largely explains why long-term rates are much lower than during 1972-81, when NGDP was growing at double digit rates. And tighter money tends to slow expected NGDP growth.
The yield curve is one of the better predictors of the business cycle, but its not perfect. The current yield curve is flatter than usual, but not flat enough to predict a recession. (Research suggests that it would need to be substantially inverted to signal a recession is more than 50-50.) Given that stocks are doing quite well, Id say that the consensus view of the financial markets is that a recession is unlikely during the next few years, but not impossible.
Duy also points to the continued undershoot of inflation:
Arguably, though, the Fed only reinforces expectations that 2 percent is a ceiling with its commitment to rate hikes even as inflation remains below that level. In fact, monetary policy makers appear dead set to continue rate hikes next month, and into 2018. The message sent is that they stand ready to snuff out any expansion that threatens to push inflation above 2 percent.
Its difficult to evaluate Fed policy in isolation; one needs to consider the regime over an entire business cycle. Thus the current sub-2% inflation rate is entirely consistent with the dual m...
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Bloomberg reports an astonishing bit of interest rate news from France. Mark Gilbert reports,
French utility Veolia Environnement SA is one of a handful of low-rated borrowers assessed at BBB or lower by Standard & Poor's with fixed-rate debt repayable in three years or longer that trades at yields below zero in euros.
Fleckenstein Capital LLC put it this way,
Yesterday a Parisian BBB-rated company (i.e., quasi junk) issued $500 million in three-year notes yielding -0.026%.
We have been peppered with so many absurdities, nothing seems absurd anymore, although you can be sure when folks look back at this period, they will wonder, "What were they thinking?" and the list of examples will be quite long.
One wonders how this could be. As Guido Hlsmann concluded in his QJAE article The Theory of Interest, an acting man earns money interest when his originary interest causes a positive spread between the money proceeds from selling his product and the money expenditure on the related factors of production.
Time preference is paramount in Austrian theory and Hlsmann quotes Bhm-Bawerk, Present goods have in general greater subjective value than future goods of equal quantity and quality.
Professor Hlsmann emphasizes Bhm-Bawerks qualifying words, in general. Bhm-Bawerk didnt assert that time-preference was always positive, unlike latter Austrians who followed Ludwig von Mises Murray Rothbard, Walter Block, Roger Garrison, Hans-Hermann Hoppe, and Jeffrey Herbener.
acting man does not appraise time periods merely with regard to their dimension. His choices regarding the removal of future uneasiness are directed by the categories sooner and later. . . . Satisfaction of a want in the nearer future is, other things being equal, preferred to that in the farther distant future. Present goods...
The Middle East: the Decline of American Might Author: Viktor Mikhin Journal-NEO The Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei stated that the cooperation between Moscow and Tehran and the refusal of mutual payments in US dollars could isolate the USA and...
People used to say that a conservative is a liberal whos been mugged. I wonder if the same sort of principle applies to progressives who have been elected governor, and assume responsibility for the health of their states economy:
Heres New York Governor Andrew Cuomo:
New York will be destroyed if the deductibility of state and local taxes is included in any final plan that passes the House.
His next door neighbor Connecticut is a perfect example of a state economy wrecked by progressive high tax policies.
PS. In a previous post I wrongly claimed that 53 Alabama pastors had signed a letter in support of Roy Moore after the recent scandal. That was not accurate; the letter was written several months ago. But this Boston Globe story suggests that not much has changed:
Over the last week, the Globe called dozens of evangelical pastors in Alabama and elsewhere who had supported Moore before the allegations emerged, gleaning from a list of names posted to the Facebook account of the candidates wife.
None of the nearly 10 pastors reached by phone said the allegations of sexual misconduct changed their views about Moore. Several said the allegations made them more proud to vote for the former judge.
Repeatedly, the pastors attempted to discredit Moores accusers in personal terms, with some dismissing their emotional stories as crocodile tears and fake news.
I dont know how much these women are getting paid, but I can only believe theyre getting a healthy sum, said pastor Earl Wise, a Moore supporter from Millbrook, Ala.
Wise said he would support Moore even if the allegations were true and the candidate was proved to have sexually molested teenage girls and women.
There ought to be a statute of limitations on this stuff, Wise said. How these gals came up with this, I dont know. They must have had some sweet dreams somewhere down the line.
Plus, he added, there are some 14-year-olds, who, the way they look, could pass for 20. . . . Youre asking me to believe them, Raddish said, when their own mother didnt have enough red blood in her to . . . go and report this? Come on.
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While Angela Merkels departure may not be imminent, her power is leaching away. With Germany set to turn further inward as it struggles to form a new government and possibly heads to another federal election next year a hole has emerged at the heart of Europe, and Frances president, Emmanuel Macron, will not be able to fill it alone.
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The nation has lost its common sense, its soul and its sanity. Can we summarize the source of this remarkably pervasive madness?
Our efforts are now focused not on solving core problems but on covering up core problems, as if covering up problems is a substitute for solving them. Down this path lies madness, for this substitution of false narratives for reality erodes our ability to distinguish not just between reality and fantasy but our ability to distinguish between moral rights and wrongs.
The efforts of those in positions of power are now focused on obscuring the truth, marginalizing critics, blaming malevolent external forces, cloaking self-interest with virtue signaling and staking claims to victimhood. These are the five dynamics that are powering the nations descent into madness and dysfunction.
Consider Harvey Weinstein. Evidence is now emerging that Mr. Weinstein and his army of toadies, bullies, thugs, et al. put enormous effort and resources into obscuring the truth, marginalizing critics, and cloaking self-interest with virtue signaling. Next up for Mr. Weinsteins team of apologists: blame the Russians (or an equivalently malevolent Other), and claim to be a victim of all those testifying against him.
This is the model for everyone in positions of power. The only variation is which of the five will be spewed as a first line of defense, and which will be held in reserve for the last-ditch defense against the truth becoming public.
Im sorry if this is a shock, but the economic recovery is nothing but smoke and mirrors designed to obscure the pillage of the nations wealth and income by state-protected cartels. The central bank cant actually fix whats broken in our economy, but it can manually push the needle of the stock market higher.
So rather than actually fix whats broken, the solution is to make the stock market the primary measure of prosperity. In effect, the stagnation of real prosperity is a problem that would require profound (and painful to those gorging at the feeding trough) changes in the status quo; so the solution is to label the stock market the measure of prosperity and then shove it higher.
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With the withdrawal of the Free Democrats from coalition talks, Chancellor Angela Merkel could be forced to form a minority government. That would not necessarily be a bad thing; in fact, a Merkel who can be called to account by the Bundestag may be the best alternative Germany has.
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One day, the United States will turn the page on Donald Trump. But, as Americans prepare to observe their Thanksgiving holiday, they should reflect that their country's culture and global standing will never recover fully from the wounds that his presidency is inflicting on them.
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We keep hearing that Student Loans will derail the U.S. economy, but from these data series, I cannot see how that happens short of a much bigger recession. Via Torsten Slok: The latest data shows that 16% of student loan borrowers have a balance bigger than $50k. With 44 million student loans outstanding this means that
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Gold versus Bitcoin: The pro-gold argument takes
Why cryptocurrencies will not replace gold as a store of value
Similarities between crypto and gold but that does not make them substitutes
Gold remains a highly liquid market, cryptocurrencies continue to be fragmented and difficult to spend
Bitcoin does not make it an effective hedge against stocks
Gold coins and bars cannot be hacked and vaults are insured
This weekend saw bitcoin shoot up over $8,000 and Bloomberg covered how some preppers were turning to bitcoin over gold. Does this mean its all over for gold? Is it set to be supplanted as a safe haven by crypto currencies?
Hardly. People read such information and continue to believe that gold and cryptocurrencies are substitute assets. They are not. So why are they so often pitched against one another?
Bitcoin and its contemporaries clearly have a role to play, the volume of demand demonstrates this and the technology is powerful. But, that role is not as a replacement for gold as a store of value.
Risk Hedge sums it up saying:
Despite what the crypto-evangelists will tell you, digital tokens will never and can never replace gold as your financial hedge.
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Once a drug has been approved for some use it may be legally prescribed for any use. New uses for old drugs are discovered quite often so off-label uses can be very different from FDA approved uses. Mitomycin, for example, was approved to treat stomach and pancreatic cancer but is used off-label in laser-eye surgery. Drugs prescribed off-label have not been through FDA-approved efficacy trials for the off-label use. In Assessing the FDA via the Anomaly of Off-Label Drug Prescribing I pointed out that off-label prescribing, therefore, gives us a window onto a world with much less FDA regulation.
Since off-label prescribing is common and in rapidly progressing areas of medicine often the gold-standard, I argued that the behavior of physicians validated off-label prescribing and demonstrated that physicians were willing and able to draw upon non-FDA sources of information to make rational prescribing decisions. Dan Klein and I also showed that physicians are supportive of off-label prescribing saying, for example, that it would be crazy to require FDA approval for off-label uses.
The support of physicians for off-label prescribing is telling but not dispositive. Perhaps physicians make hubristic mistakes in prescribing off-label. A new paper by Ladanie et al. (including John Ioannidis) provides important information. The authors search the literature for all the RCTs when an off-label drug was pitted against an on-label drug. They conclude:
Our meta-epidemiological analysis of 25 different treatment indications for off-label drug use
provides no empirical evidence supporting any assumption of generally inferior treatment
effects associated with off-label use. On the contrary, the summary effect estimates across all
indications would even be compatible with more favorable effects, on average, of the off-label
treatment. However, the heterogeneity is substantial and the on-label comparators are not
necessarily the best approved treatment option in all 25 topics. While some off-label
treatments are clearly better, others are clearly not.
The finding is especially impressive because although off-label treatments are sometimes the gold standard they are also often used when standard treatments have failed. Thus, in an RCT, off-label treatments could be worse on average and yet still provide a very useful weapon in the medical armory.
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Internet users outraged by Verizon-lawyer-turned-FCC-Chairman Ajit Pais plan to gut net neutrality are planning to protest at Verizon retail stores across the country on Thursday, December 7th, one week before an expected vote at the FCC. In some cities, protesters will march from Verizon stores to lawmakers offices.
The protests will highlight the companys role lobbying to kill rules that prevent telecom giants from charging extra fees, engaging in censorship, or controlling what Internet users see and do through discriminatory throttling. Protesters will carry signs calling on their members of Congress to speak out against Verizons attacks on net neutrality and publicly oppose the FCCs plan, which is expected to be released this week.
See the website announcing the protests here: VerizonProtests.com
Ajit Pais plan is expected to contain a total repeal of net neutrality protections, posing a grave threat to the future of freedom of expression, access to information, and small businesses particularly for communities of color and low income communities.
The December 7 protests represent growing grassroots backlash to the FCCs plan, which polls show is wildly unpopular with people from across the political spectrum. The events are supported by Team Internet, a grassroots network of nearly half a million volunteer activists spearheaded by Demand Progress, Fight for the Future, and Free Press Action Fund, three of the groups behind the massive July 12 net neutrality day of action that drove millions of comments, emails, and phone calls to the FCC and Congress. Over recent months the groups behind the protests have organized thousands of constituents to attend more than 600 town halls and meetings with lawmakers to demand their support for net neutrality. A phone call campaign through BattleForTheNet.com has generated nearly 250,000 phone calls to legislators offices.
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This time of the year, whether in good economic times or bad, is when Americans gather with their families and friends and enjoy a Thanksgiving meal together. It marks a remembrance of those early Pilgrim Fathers who crossed the uncharted ocean from Europe to make a new start in Plymouth, Massachusetts. What is less appreciated is that Thanksgiving also is a celebration of the birth of free enterprise in America.
The English Puritans, who left Great Britain and sailed across the Atlantic on the Mayflower in 1620, were not only escaping from religious persecution in their homeland. They also wanted to turn their back on what they viewed as the materialistic and greedy corruption of the Old World.
In the New World, they wanted to erect a New Jerusalem that would not only be religiously devout, but be built on a new foundation of communal sharing and social altruism. Their goal was the communism of Platos Republic, in which all would work and share in common, knowing neither private property nor self-interested acquisitiveness.
What resulted is recorded in the diary of Governor William Bradford, the head of the colony. The colonists collectively cleared and worked the land, but they brought forth neither the bountiful harvest they hoped for, nor did it create a spirit of shared and cheerful brotherhood.
The less industrious members of the colony came late to their work in the fields, and were slow and easy in their labors. Knowing that they and their families were to receive an equal share of whatever the group produced, they saw little reason to be more diligent in their efforts. The harder working among the colonists became resentful that their efforts would be redistributed to the more malingering members of the colony. Soon they, too, were coming late to work and were less energetic in the fields.
As Governor Bradford of the Plymouth Colony explained in his old English (though with the spelling modernized):
For the young men that were able and fit for labor and service did repine that they should spend their time and strength to work for other mens wives and children, without recompense. The strong, or men of parts, had no more division of food, clothes, etc. then he that was weak and not able to do a quarter the other could; this was thought injustice. The aged and graver men to be ranked and equalized in labor, and food, clo...
In the first 11 months of his presidency, Donald Trump has failed to back up his words or tweets with action on a variety of fronts. But the rest of the world's governments, and particularly those in Asia and Europe, would be mistaken to assume that he won't follow through on his promised "America First" trade agenda.
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Already a talk is planned with the emir of Qatar and tomorrowwith the President of the U.S. Donald Trump, while afterwards (I will speak) with leaders from countries in the region, a statement from the Kremlin quoted Putin on Tuesday.
In addition to President Donald Trump, Putin is expected to call the Qatari Emir to discuss resolving the Syrian civil war.
Al Assad had arrived in an unannounced visit to Sochi on Tuesday to coordinate peace initiatives ahead of an expected summit involving Iran, Russia and Turkey in the same port city.
The Syrian State news agency SANA quoted Al Assad as saying that Russias military and economic support to Syria has achieved important results in various fields, such as humanitarian relief and military gains.
We still have a long way to go before we achieve a complete victory over terrorists. But as far as our joint work in fighting terrorism on the territory of Syria is concerned, this military operation is indeed wrapping up, Putin told Al Assad, according to the Kremlin.
SANA said that Al Assad informed Putin that he was ready to move forward with a political process which will put an end to the Syrian civil war.
We believe that the situation we now have on the ground and in the political sense permits us to expect progress in the political process. We count on the support of Russia to ensure the non-interference of outside players in the political process, Al Assad said.
Syria has in the past year gained the upper hand against Islamist extremist rebel groups, such as Al Nusra and the Islamic State, largely thanks to Russian air support.
The BRICS Post with inputs from Agencies
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As part of the Foundations ongoing housing work, leading economist and Intergenerational Commission member Kate Barker and Housing market analyst Neal Hudson write about the impact that boosting housing supply could have on prices and wider housing costs.
Since the mid-2000s the dominant narrative about housing in the UK has been around a shortage of supply. In its simplest form, this argument runs: the ONS projects that around 210,000 households will form in England each year. In the ten years to 2016, housebuilding statistics show an average of around 130,000 new homes were built annually. That means we have not met the housing needs of at least 800,000 households over the last decade. As a result, we now need to raise housebuilding to at least 275,000 annually to meet new demand and deal with the backlog.
This orthodoxy has recently been challenged in a series of blogs by Ian Mulheirn who asserts there is, in fact, no undersupply of homes in England today. He puts forward two lines of argument. First, that the rising number of vacant homes in England over the period indicates there is no lack of housing, confirmed by the fact that a lower number of households have formed than the ONS has projected. And second, that with the exception of London, rents and the ongoing costs of home ownership have been falling in real terms another signal that there is no shortage of homes.
In truth, neither of these accounts is entirely convincing. The story that ascribes all the problems in the housing market to a serious lack of supply doesnt take advantage of the fuller count of data on net additional dwellings which shows that new annual supply has averaged just over 166,000 in England over the past ten years (Chart 1). Nor does it acknowledge the possibility of changes in preferences a rising number of students and migrants in the population over the decade means it is reasonable to assume that in aggregate, the desire to form households has changed too. And effective demand will have been subdued by the financial crisis and subsequent weak income growth.
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The Board of Directors (BoD) of the NDB approved two infrastructure projects with a loan value of US$413.8 million during the 12th BoD meeting in Shanghai on November 20.
The NDB was established to mobilize resources for infrastructure and sustainable development in BRICS and other emerging economies and developing countries, and the two projects approved today are fully in line with the Banks mandate and national development plans of our member countries, said Mr. K.V.Kamath, the NDB President.
The larger loan of $345 million will be lent to the Government of the Republic of India, which will forward it to the Government of Rajasthan for rehabilitating the Indira Gandhi canal system.
It will be a multi-tranche facility so it will be drawn down in stages as the project progresses.
Moodys Investors Service upgraded Indias credit rating to Baa2 last week from Baa3 and changed the outlook to stable from positive. Its decision was underpinned by expectations that continued progress on economic and institutional reforms will, over time, enhance Indias high growth potential and its large and stable financing base for government debt, and will likely contribute to a gradual decline in the general government debt burden over the medium term.
S&P Global Ratings rate India at BBB- with stable outlook,
while Fitch Ratings has the same rating at BBB- with stable
The smaller loan of $68.8 million will be lent to the Government of the Russian Federation who will use it for the construction of a toll transport corridor connecting the Ufa city centre to the M-5 federal highway.
The Russian economy expanded by 1.8 per cent year-om-year (y/y) in the third quarter after a near five-year high of a 2.5% y/y gain in the second quarter.
While the NDB gave the go-ahead for loans to seven projects reaching $1.5 billion in 2016, the amount of approved loans is expected to reach $2.5 in 2017.
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GOP Senator Admits Motive Behind War on Judge Moore? He Can Determine Future of Trumps Agenda by Joshua Caplan The Gateway Pundit The fix is in when it comes to the Republican establishments outrage over sexual harassment allegations facing Alabama...
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It Has Now Turned Into A Head To Head Fight With The Cabal Video X22 Report Bill Clinton is not lumped into the sexual harassment charges by 4 women. South Korea says the North is getting ready to test...
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Dont Just Give Thanks. Pay It Forward One Act of Kindness at a Time by John W Whitehead Rutherford As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to...
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Heat tolerant durum wheat discovery can help eradicate poverty Research wins international Food Security prize
Way back when, I considered the ten books that influenced me most, a list I still stand by. In response, someone asked me to name the books that influenced me, but whose influence I probably was not aware of. Lets ignore the semi-contradiction in that request and plow straight ahead! Here goes, noting that if memory serves I read most of these between the ages of 10 to 12:
1. Alexander Kotov, Think Like a Grandmaster. From this book I realized you could think you understood a chess position, but then later learn you didnt really understand it at all. A huge lesson, one I learned again and to a higher degree when high-quality chess computers came along. Most of the commentariat on economic and social affairs could use a reminder on this one. This book also taught me that you learn by doing trying to solve actual problems not so much from pure reading. Or the two in close conjunction. It may be the distortions of memory, but still I feel this is one of the best books I ever have read. Hail the Soviet training system!
2. Bobby Fischer, My Sixty Memorable Games of Chess. Reflects a certain kind of classicism in thinking and method. Later, it was revealed much of the analysis was faulty and in part was from Larry Evans and not Fischer himself.
3. Reuben Fine, Basic Chess Endings. I wasnt influenced so much by this book itself as by a long series of articles in Chess Life and Review, showing the analysis was full of holes. See my remarks on Kotov.
4. David Kahn, The Code-Breakers, The Story of Secret Writing. I read this one quite young, and learned that problems are to be solved! I also developed some sense of what a history could look like and what a history sho...
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Unbelievable New Mini Weapons Video Bill Still This is a short little 7-minute film that is guaranteed to rock your view of our collective futures. It was screened last week at the United Nations in Geneva during a meeting...
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This 1978 interview is very significant, because one of the Black leaders in a temporary coalition government, outright says that Mugabe wants a communist government. It was then, no surprise, when by the 90s, he was seizing the land of productive farmers and handing them out to the rest of the population, with productivity plummeting. 
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Is the stock market bubble about to burst? I know that I have been touching on this theme over and over and over again in recent weeks, but I cant help it. Red flags are popping up all over the place, and the last time so many respected experts were warning about an imminent stock market crash was just before the last major financial crisis. Of course nobody can guarantee that global central banks wont find a way to prolong this bubble just a little bit longer, but at this point they are all removing the artificial support from the markets in coordinated fashion. Without that artificial support, it is inevitable that financial markets will experience a correction, and the only real question is what the exact timing will be.
For example, Bank of Americas Michael Hartnett originally thought that the coming correction would come a bit sooner, but now he is warning of a flash crash during the first half of 2018
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Enter The Golden Dragon Chinas Move To Dominate The World Will Include A Gold-Centered Monetary System from King World News TDC Note What a headline. #### As we kickoff this weeks trading with a roughly $2 billion takedown in...
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Apparently being a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Trilateral Commission, and an attendee of Bohemian Grove and Bilderberg meetings wasnt enough to keep Charlie Rose from being accused by several women for sexual impropriety and assault. Maybe he wouldve fared better today if David Rockefeller (one of his favourite interviewees and past 
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In case all these reports of sexual assault are just mid-level transgressions, as a distraction away from more organized, worse crimes before all these latest revelations, there was the Franklin Coverup. I dont know about you, but the threatened sentences that were initially put out for witnesses allegedly lying about being used in a 
Last week, the US Fish and Wildlife Service allowed elephant trophies from Zimbabwe and Zambia to be imported to the US, lifting a previous ban under former President Barack Obama.
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Once upon a time preppers would hoard gold and silver in anticipation of the meltdown of society, but now Bitcoin is becoming the alternative currency of choice for many in the prepping community. On Monday, Bitcoin hit an all-time record high as it surged past $8,200, and it has now gone up nearly 50 percent in just the last eight days. As I have admitted previously, one of my great regrets is not investing in Bitcoin when it first started, because we have never seen a meteoric rise quite like this. Bitcoin hit the $5,000 mark for the very first time just over a month ago, it is up more than 700 percent so far this year, and it is up almost 40,000 percent over the past five years. At this point Bitcoin has a market cap of over 130 billion dollars, and many believe that this is just the beginning.
At one time many preppers were quite skeptical of cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, but now that is starting to change in a major way. The following comes from a Bloomberg article entitled These Doomsday Preppers Are Starting to Switch From Gold to Bitcoin
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There's more to poverty relief than just increasing material wealth; taking shame seriously must be part of any poverty-reduction strategy, says Center for Social Protection at the Institute of Development Studies co-director Keetie Roelen.
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Steering Precious Metals Investors Clear of Landmines from Money Metals November 20, 2017 Precious metals got a boost last week as investors were reminded that stock prices move in two directions up and down. The S&P 500 and the Dow both...
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The toils and troubles of Bitcoin continue but for some reason, the cryptocurrencys cultists continue trying to reinvent or, at a minimum reclassify a fake monetary system whose value has no ties to anything tangible. Now, some want to rebrand Bitcoin as digital gold in another desperate attempt to keep it relevant. Digital 
JUST A FEW months ago, Elon Musk pulled off on of the great coups in automotive history, launching the Model 3, the long-range, $35,000 car that will bring Teslas electric ambitions to the masses. Since then, Tesla has been on shakier ground. Production problems followed the launch, high-ranking executives have left, and the company faces lawsuits accusing it of gender and racial discrimination. True to form, however, Musk hasnt let any such grim news keep him from his next great adventure: trucking.
And so were here live in Los Angeles, where Musk will soon reveal a new kind of Tesla, an all-electric semitruck. For a company dedicated to making a difference, its a good target: Heavy duty vehicles make up just 7 percent of vehicles on US roads, yet account for 20 percent of transportation-related greenhouse gas emissions. Its also hard to hit. Truck operators dont buy vehicles for their looks or fancy features. If the Tesla truck doesnt live up to to their expectations of range and cost, it will flop.
elon is everywhere..and now hes a trucker..
so what is so special about this truck?
its electric!..who will get the contract for the charge stations?
The British Empire, which at the end of the 19th century ruled one quarter of the earths land surface, is long gone. But its robust successor and heir, the United States, has set about enlarging it.
As I sought to explain in my last book American Raj How the US Rules the Muslim World, the US imperium exerts its power by controlling tame, compliant regimes around the world and their economies. They are called allies but, in fact, should be more accurately termed satrapies or vassal states. Many states are happy to be prosperous US vassals, others less so.
The US power system has successfully dominated much of the world, except of course for great powers China, Russia and India. Germany and much of Western Europe remains in thrall to post WWII US power. The same applies to Canada, Latin America, Australia, and parts of SE Asia....
Cambodias Supreme Court has dissolved the countrys main opposition party, denying millions of Cambodians the opportunity to vote for their elected representatives in elections next year.
The verdict follows a sweeping crackdown on democracy and political freedoms in the country where Australia has an agreement to send refugees from Nauru and Manus Island.
More than half of the leaders of the National Rescue Party (CNRP), which Prime Minister Hun Sens government asked the court to dissolve, are already in jail or have fled the country.
The court also ordered a five-year ban on political activity for 118 members of the party, which had emerged as a threat to Mr Hun Sens three decade-rule.
The government has accused the party of plotting to overthrow the government with help from the United States, which strongly Washington denies.
Party leader Kem Sokha was jailed in a raid on his home by more than 200 police on September 3.
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Egypts new capital city moved a step closer to reality with the announcement that Chinese developers will largely fund the megaproject.
The China Fortune Land Development Company (CFLD) agreed to provide $20 billion for the currently unnamed city, after a meeting between heads of the firm and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El Sisi.
This follows a previous commitment of $15 billion from another Chinese state-owned company, bringing the project close to its $45 billion budget requirements for phase I.
Plans for the new capital were first announced in March 2015. Government officials described the development as a solution to crowding, pollution and rising house prices in Cairo.
Cairo Capital is a momentous endeavor to build national spirit, foster consensus, provide for long-term sustainable growth, said the project website. (The) new city will create more places to live, work and visit.
The 700 square kilometer city to be constructed in the desert to
the East of Cairo would become the new seat of government, and it
is presented as a far grander vision than the current capital.
Proposals for the city include housing for five million people, over 1,000 mosques, smart villages, industrial zones, a 5,000-seat conference cente...
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[Shocking] Washington Post Demands A Clinton Investigation! November 20, 2017 Its not often that conservatives side with The Washington Post but their article Sunday titled, Yes, the Clintons should be investigated has Americans on both sides of the aisle agreeing. Ever since Watergate, the mantra of all major corruption investigations has been to follow... Read more
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There used to be a time in my life when all that mattered was the work. It didnt really matter what it was, but I didnt know that then. The book, the column, the talk, the speech. Always a next one. A month would go by, a year, and Id barely notice. Shut up, dont talk to me, Im working on something important. More important than you, more important than me, more important, anyways. And so, of course deep down, there was this terrible loneliness no matter who, what, where. Well get to that.
Now I wake up. And the first thing I do is just see. People. Faces, eyes, expressions. What do I see? What do they really say? Theres the old man in the park who walks his puppy. Theres the girl working at the cafe whos so unsure. The homeless guy with the limp. The two VCs who come in the afternoon and plot their conquests, stars reflected in their eyes, but they never really look at each other at all.
All these lives. They tell me stories. Of how no matter how fine or threadbare the clothes and smiles we wear or the lies we tell, not the slightest difference is made to mortality, time, fate, truth. They know what we dont: little glances, words unsaid, hands that were never held, are all it has ever taken to leave a scar, how easily broken we are, and somehow, despite it all, we are still overcoming, still growing, still rising, not even ifbut especially whenwe kneel. And so I see the same limitless yearning, the same pain, in all these lives, to be what they already are. But I will come back to that.
And so I try to be gentle. Because the first thing we are, always and forever, is fragility itself. Each life is like the bracelet a child might make out of grass, and just as easily ripped apart. Thats the second thing I give the world every day, for the first Ive already told you: I try only to be present, to really see, to witness.
Theres not really a good word for it, this act of gentleness. How can I put it? I only try to recognize that each and every life, which is so different, is also, in a truer way, just the same. The girl at the cafe, the titans of industry, the homeless guy, the old man and his puppy. Each life is an impossible act of courage and grace and wisdom, of perseverance and risk, just to go on living, to go on walking, arriving, trying, looking up at the sky, every day. Just to go on, in the face of so much unsurety, and so much surety, whose equation is so unreasonably backwards: we are assured of desolation, sorrow, heartbreak, but can never be certain of joy, triumph, happiness.
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OPERATION FREEDOM with Craig Hemke, Dave Janda and More Podcasts Dave Janda Topics Discussed: Nutritional support, Counter-terrorism, Manipulation of financial markets, New World Order Syndicate, Obama Care, Free Market Health Reform, Putin, The Ukraine, ISIS, Syria, The Constitution, Natural resources, Reserve currency,...
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There is one important area of American life where no effective freedom of speech or the press does or can exist under the present system. That is the entire field of radio and television. In this area, the federal government, in the crucially important Radio Act of 1927, nationalized the airwaves. In effect, the federal government took title to ownership of all radio and television channels. It then presumed to grant licenses, at its will or pleasure, for use of the channels to various privately owned stations. On the one hand, the stations, since they receive the licenses gratis, do not have to pay for the use of the scarce airwaves, as they would on the free market. And so these stations receive a huge subsidy, which they are eager to maintain. But on the other hand, the federal government, as the licensor of the airwaves, asserts the right and the power to regulate the stations minutely and continuously. Thus, over the head of each station is the club of the threat of nonrenewal, or even suspension, of its license. In consequence, the idea of freedom of speech in radio and television is no more than a mockery. Every station is grievously restricted, and forced to fashion its programming to the dictates of the Federal Communications Commission. So every station must have balanced programming, broadcast a certain amount of public service announcements, grant equal time to every political candidate for the same office and to expressions of political opinion, censor controversial lyrics in the records it plays, etc. For many years, no station was allowed to broadcast any editorial opinion at all; now, every opinion must be balanced by responsible editorial rebuttals.
Because every station and every broadcaster must always look over its shoulder at the FCC, free expression in broadcasting is a sham. Is it any wonder that television opinion, when it is expressed at all on controversial issues, tends to be blandly in favor of the Establishment?
The public has only put up with this situation because it has existed since the beginning of large-scale commercial radio. But what would we think, for example, if all newspapers were licensed, the licenses to be renewable by a Federal Press Commission, and with newspapers losing their licenses if they dare express an unfair editorial opinion, or if they dont give full weight to public service announcements? Would not this be an intolerable, not to say unconstitutional, destruction of the right to a free press? Or consider if all book publishers had to be licensed, and their licenses were not renewable if their book lists failed to suit...
Protecting its interests: FDA attacks CBD supplements to protect Big Pharmas opioid profits by: Ethan Huff Natural News Big Pharma is working overtime to restrict consumer access to cannabidiol, or CBD, a non-psychoactive component of cannabis sativa (marijuana) thats been shown...
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Money and Markets Infographic Shows Silver Most Undervalued Asset by Jan Skoyles GoldCore Silver remains severely under owned and under valued asset Entire silver market worth tiny $100 billion shown in one tiny square All of...
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In this week's Off The Cuff podcast, Chris and John Rubino discuss:
In this podcast, John enumerates the growing number of market indicators he sees that suggest major trend changes are afoot in the economy. He believes the long-standing bull cycle, now at bubble-level extreme asset valuations, is set to reverse.
Profits AlertYou Have Been Warned Investors arent paying attention. There is an important picture that is currently developing which, if it continues, will impact earnings and ultimately the stock market. Lets take a look at some interesting economic numbers out this past week.When companies have higher input costs in their production they have two choices: 1) 
In Search of Market Signals in the $450 Million Da Vinci Price contains information, but how much does an outlier art sale say about stocks or the economy? Bloomberg, November 20, 2017 Economist Friedrich Hayek wrote that price contains information. So what information is contained in the almost a half billion-dollar price for a painting?
The Senate Finance Committee tax bill is not supply side and its not even a tax cut; its a gimmick-ridden policy mongrel that smells to high heaven of political desperation and cynicism. Contrary to the Donalds delusional promise that the American people will get some tax cut sugar plums for Christmas, we are reasonably confident that this misbegotten exercise in 
BAIL-IN in Europe is Going Widespread and May Include COVERED DEPOSITS! Video The Money GPS Video Source
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2. Evidence from applying this framework to these data indicates
that between and 45 and 75 percent of the
burden of corporate taxes is borne by labor with the balance borne by capital. That estimate seems high to me, but this paper is a serious effort.
4. One of the friends who helped her through that period was Ivanka Trump, though their relationship has grown more complicated. This article is really quite something. NYT, you have to keep on reading to grasp the narrative.
5. 100 cryptocurrencies in four words or less. You can play this game in your car with the children.
6. Most popular names for girls, state-by-state, year-by-year What is it with Nebraska and Addison?
Since 1997, 264 Cases Of Sexual Harassment In Congress Have Been Settled For A Total Of $17,250,854 by Michael Snyder End of the American Dream We finally have the official numbers, and they arent pretty. Reid Wilson, a correspondent...
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Blood is Not Always Thicker Than Water: Why Some Family Members Shouldnt Be Considered for the Prepper Group by Jeremiah Johnson Ready Nutrition This article will be a sensitive subject and a sore spot for many readers. This piece...
Here is some sanity in a sea of tulip-like madness. Compliments of Wolfgang. Jim From our friend Nat. Bill Bill/Jim, Guys, for your daily chuckle and reflection. Doesnt there seem to be a bit of a dichotomy in these two gems? Best of health to you and your families, CIGA Nat We always knew it... Read more
Jeff Berwick: Its Time to Rotate Crypto Gains Into Forgotten Gold Stocks Video Palisade Radio Jeff has been surprised by just how good the crypto space has done this year. He was telling everyone to buy bitcoin back in...
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You Dont Say: FBI, Justice Dept Unable to Verify Trump-Russia Dossier from Sputnik News The US Justice Department and FBI were unable to confirm the facts contained in the so-called Trump Dossier which allegedly details the US presidents ties to...
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In Zimbabwe, as in all coups, much behind-the-scenes plotting continues to take place in the aftermath of the military's overthrow of President Robert Mugabe. But who the eventual winners and losers are may depend, among other things, on the gender of the plotters.
Socialism always promises heaven and gives hell.
In the early hours of Thursday, November 2, the Maduro regime certified its latest failure with what they promised would never happen: technical default. With his usual arrogance, Maduro issued a decree demanding the refinancing and restructuring of the debt as of November 3. That is, default.
The bad news for investors or high-yield hunters is that the likelihood of being swindled again is almost 100%.
Chavez once said put me oil at zero and Venezuela will not suffer, and Maduro stated that a revolutionary government with economic power as the one I preside has plans to surpass any situation arising from any price of oil. Reality has now kicked in.
Venezuela was not destroyed by low oil prices, but by high socialism.
Socialism has led Venezuela to an unparalleled economic disaster . No, its not the price of oil. Venezuela is the only OPEC country that has fallen into default, depression, and hyperinflation. Its not oil, its socialism.
The management disaster is spectacular and the greatest example of the devastating effect of socialism is the state-owned oil company. PdVSA, the national oil company, has gone from being one of the most efficient and profitable twenty years ago, to end up importing oil.
Although Venezuela has the largest reserves of crude oil in the world 296 billion barrels the country began importing oil last year. Its production is less than 2.7 million barrels per day, a drop of 20% in less than two decades, while the Chavez.Maduro regime multiplied its workforce by five, to 175,000 workers.
Brutal cost increases, spectacular worsening of production, collapse in margins and plundering of the cash to pay for subsidies led the company from being one of the most profitable and with the best balance sheet in the world to borrow more than 43 billion US dollars.
During the presidency of Maduro, the regime has led the country to hyperinflation...
Around the world, the shame felt by those enduring extreme economic hardship can become a trap. Only when policymakers grasp that dignity and self-respect are prerequisites in the struggle against privation rather than outcomes of its alleviation will the world have a fighting chance to eradicate poverty in all its forms.
First Dedicated Bitcoin Gold Wallet Announced By Jon Buck Coin Telegraph The very first Bitcoin Gold wallet has been announced by wallet maker Freewallet. The companys 20+ cryptowallet platforms now include one that is dedicated to BTG. Freewallet users who held BTC at the...
With the UK Budget imminent, its important not to forget proposals released in Scotland earlier this month. These could lead to increases in income tax rates as soon as April, intended to protect public services and benefits in Scotland. This would be a departure from the usual direction of travel in the UK: there has not been an increase in the basic rate of income tax since 1975, and no change in the higher rate since 1988 aside from the introduction of the additional rate (though National Insurance rates have often been raised instead). Its an important development for Scotland, an important test of devolution, and an important precedent for the rest of the UK.
Firstly, the process itself is notable. In contrast to the ritual of UK tax policies being revealed as faits accomplis by the Chancellor in Budgets, Scotland has a draft budget (next month) and even before that open policy discussions. Although the motivation is of course partly political (the SNP does not have a majority and has previously been cold on raising rates), the Scottish government has released an impressive report, outlining in plain language the principles it thinks should drive this decision, the positions of each party and a range of options.
In a nutshell, the options involve moving from the current (UK-aligned) income tax bands of 20 per cent, 40 per cent and 45 per cent to rates of up to 21 per cent, 42 per cent and 50 per cent. And all are designed to avoid raising taxes on anyone earning less than 24,000: the expected median income of income taxpayers (and more than the median individual, including non-taxpayers). In more detail, the report sets out the following five alternative approaches designed to move beyond party-specific proposals and facilitate a debate:
Estimated income tax bands in 2018-19 under the different
(differences from the current system highlighted in bold)
All tax rises can be controversial but raising income tax rates is generally a sensible, neutral way to raise money if additional revenue is demonstrably needed, and all the proposals are extremely progressive. As the report notes, 44 per cent of Scottish adults dont pay any income tax and so could not be affected while only 8 per cent (366,000 individuals) are in the higher or additional rate bands. All the options would reduce inequality in Scotland (even befo...
Its easy to go down the wormhole of complexity when it comes to figuring out why our economy is stagnating for the bottom 80% of households. But its actually not that complicated: the primary driver of stagnation, decline of small business start-ups, etc. is costs are skyrocketing to the point of unaffordability.
As I have pointed out many times, history is unambiguous regarding the economic foundations of widespread prosperity: the core ingredients are:
1. Low inflation, a.k.a. stable, sound money
2. Social mobility (a meritocracy that enables achievers and entrepreneurs to climb out of impoverished beginnings)
3. Relatively free trade in products, currencies, ideas and innovations
4. A state (government) that competently manages tax collection, maintains roadways and harbors, secures borders and trade routes, etc.
Simply put, When costs are cheap and trade is abundant, prosperity is widely distributed. Once costs rise, trade declines and living standards stagnate. Poverty and unrest rise.
These foundations characterize stable economies with widely distributed prosperity across time and geography, from Chinas Tang Dynasty to the Roman Republic to the Byzantine Empire to 19th century Great Britain.
The Secret Sauce of the Byzantine Empire: Stable Currency, Social Mobility(September 1, 2016)
I have estimated the realistic cost of a conventional middle class lifestyle, and found that only the top 20% can afford a middle class lifestyle. Needless to say, this destroys the notion of being middle.
The squeeze on households comes from both the soaring cost of big-ticket items such as childcare and healthcare and from the stagnation of wages/income.
Inner Landscapes Activists' Community-of-practice
Pamela Boyce Simms
The Inner Landscapes Activists Community-of-Practice seeks to democratize and operationalize sustained mystical experience in service to movement-building! Mystics worldwide describe resting in, and obtaining guidance from the undifferentiated field of conscisiousness as the ultimate state of bliss. The Activists' community-of-practice takes the mystery [but not the awesomeness] out of "mystical."
Mysticism is the science of essential, unified consciousness which incorporates, yet is beyond the limitations of sense perception. Mysticism defies intellectual analysis and reasoning, emphasizing direct experience of a larger field of consciousness.
Mystics live in the awareness of interconnection which transcends the illusion of separation, and experience the world as one field of universal, intelligent consciousness.
The Inner Landscapes Activists community-of-practice ushers the mystical experience out of the esoteric closets of the few by participating together in practices which democratize the opportunity for ALL. We cultivate direct, frequent, and sustained experience of the undifferentiated field. "Mystical experience" is where deep contemplative practice melds with reality as a probability distribution as explained by quantum science, digital physics, and neurobiology.
Activists attempt to move socio-political reality from point A, to an improved point B.
Physicists create models of reality.
Quantum mechanics and digital physics in particular have arrived at the same non-material understanding of reality as a probability distribution in which consciousness, not "bits" of matter, is the fundamental stuff of reality....
Bill Holter PEDOS ON NOTICE: YOU ARE BEING HUNTED Video SGTReport Bill Holter returns to SGT Report to help me break down the latest in politics and the economy. And right off the bat we make one thing...
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At the 2017 Abu Dhabi Petroleum Exhibition and Conference, the consensus among industry executives was that oil prices will still be around $60 per barrel in November 2018. But there is evidence to suggest that the uptick in global growth and developments in Saudi Arabia will push the price as high as $80 in the meantime.
Tax Cut Numbers Don't Add Up swinn Mon, 11/20/2017 - 10:12
This op-ed by Concord Coalition Executive Director Robert L. Bixby discusses some of the problems with the House and Senate tax bills. The article was originally published this week in Seacoast Sunday.
Republicans in the House and Senate are now debating their respective $1.5 trillion tax cut plans, which must be combined into one bill and passed by both chambers before going to President Trump for his consideration.
This will be no small feat since the two plans differ on some important details. Assuming the differences can be worked out, however, there would still be three fundamental problems that should have congressional supporters rethinking their approach: Both plans are based on unsound economic assumptions, unwise fiscal policy and undesirable gimmicks.
Supporters of the plans claim a major tax cut is needed to stimulate the economy even if it grows the debt. They also claim that the stimulative effect of the tax cut will be so great that it would largely pay for itself over time. Neither claim withstands scrutiny.
As the administration is quick to point out, the economy is growing; unemployment and interest rates are low while corporate profits and the stock market are high. Given these favorable circumstances, a tax cut is unlikely to provide much of an additional boost in the short term.
Revenue-neutral tax reform has the potential to help grow the economy over the long term but the added debt from deficit-financed tax cuts would constrain economic growth.
Ultimately, economic growth is tied to labor force expansion and improved productivity, not to where tax rates are set. The main reason why the economy is projected to grow more slowly in the future than in the past is that population aging has significantly slowed our labor force growth from an average annual rate of 1.4 percent to...
Where Does It End? by Jeff Thomas International Man Its nothing new. Whenever a major country is in decline and approaching collapse, a contingent arises that does everything it can to speed up the process toward collapse. This is always done...
The OECD calls its Hows Life? report a wake-up call for governments.
In November of 2015 when silver was bottoming, we all had to endure 15 consecutive days of pure disgust:
2016 was not quite as bad, but not any easier:
Which brings us to November 2017:
Notice the theme here.
Silver bottomed in 2015. In 2016, silver began (or resumed) its bull market. This is further supported by the huge moves on the 2016 chart above. This is because, generally speaking, in bull markets, the biggest moves are to the downside, and in bear markets, the biggest moves are to the upside.
And what do we see in 2017? A very slow and painful grind to the upside full of emotional hope and hopelessness all wrapped into eleven months.
So far, we have been spared the massive drop in price this November. This is not to say its not coming. We dont know if it is or not, but we do now this:
The cartel absolutely loves to smash price during the holidays. Most people who are working on Wednesday are ineffective in their jobs as they have one thing in mind, the markets are closed on Thursday for Thanksgiving, and on Black Friday, again, work is about the last thing on most peoples mind.
And so for silverbugs it can be painful to watch, because the cartel has been successful in strong-arming the market during the holiday week.
If somehow we can manage a close above $17.45 on the daily in the chart above, then silver will have managed to take a big step forward in resuming the uptrend. Not shown with an arrow because wed all rather have some hope, but a close below $16.71 and it most likely will, yet again, be a painful close to 2017.
At $17.20 we have a ray of hope because the price action has been positive to the upside and we are above both the 50-day and the 200-day.
Silver has also come back down on the GSR:
Silver is below the 200-day in terms of how many ounces of silver it takes to buy one ounce of gold.
Gold ended the...
Inflation and Counterfeit Credit by Keith Weiner Monetary-Metals Lets take a look at an often-repeated idea that is popular in the gold and alternative investing communities. The government possesses a printing press. Therefore, it will never default. It will...
This was a very interesting experience: 4 of us, plus the folks at Barrons, spent a couple of hours discussing the rise of ETFs, and what they mean for peoples personal portfolios. The rest of the roundtable included Ben Fulton, CEO of Elkhorn Capital Group; Corey Hoffstein, co-founder of Newfound Research; Dave Nadig, CEO of
Gold Versus Bitcoin: The Pro-Gold Argument Takes Shape by John Rubino Dollar Collapse Sound money advocates who love the concept of cryptocurrencies but dont want to abandon precious metals have been trying to clarify their thoughts of late. Risk...
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My short week morning train reads: The 21 Club: 401(k) investors can thank just 21 superstar stocks for driving the big gains in their retirement savings accounts this year (USA Today) The Great Twitter De-Verification of 2017 (Ringer) Post-9/11 U.S. War Costs Will Soon Top $5.6 Trillion (govexec) Can Carbon-Dioxide Removal Save the World? (New Yorker)
Greyerz Says One Of The Two Largest Banks In Switzerland Just Refused To Hand Over Clients Physical Gold. Even More Surprising Is What The Client Did Next from King World News Its happened again. For the third time in the...
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Money and Markets Infographic Shows Silver Most Undervalued Asset
Silver remains severely under owned and under valued
Entire silver market worth tiny $100 billion shown in one tiny square
All of the Worlds Money and Markets in One Visualization
Must see Money and Markets infographic shows relative size of key markets: silver bullion, gold bullion, cryptocurrencies/ bitcoin, largest companies, 50 richest people, Fed balance sheet, currency, stocks, property, cash, debt & derivatives
Small allocation by investors and worlds richest will see silver surge like bitcoin
Millions, billions, and trillions
When we talk about the giant size of Apple, the fortune of Warren Buffett, or the massive amount of global debt accumulated all of these things sound large, but they are actually extremely different in magnitude.
Thats why visualizing things spatially can give us a better perspective on money and markets.
This infographic was initially created to show how much money exists in its different forms. For example, to highlight how much physical cash there is in comparison to broader measures of money which include saving and checking account deposits.
Interestingly, what is considered money depends on who you are asking.
Are the abstractions created by Central Banks really money? What about gold, bitcoins, or other hard assets?
For your perusal, below are our most ...
Google is building a small city within Toronto:
Toronto has about 800 acres of waterfront property awaiting redevelopment, a huge and prime stretch of land that amounts to one of the best opportunities in North America to rethink at scale how housing, streets and infrastructure are built. On Tuesday the government and the group overseeing the land announced that they were partnering with an Alphabet subsidiary, Sidewalk Labs, to develop the site.
Not to be outdone, Bill Gates is thinking even bigger, a 25,000 acre site for a new city near Phoenix that might take advantage of Arizonas forward thinking rules on self-driving cars.
All over the world, we can see the beginnings of a move from nation-states to smaller, more decentralized and agile communities such as common interest developments, special economic zones and proprietary cities. Your Next Govenment is Tom W. Bells primer on this coming revolution. If you want to find out the latest on the Honduran Zede or the Polynesian seasteading project, both of which Bell has been involved with, YNG is your first stop. Bell also covers the history of these movements from Henry Fords failed Brazilian city, Fordlandia, to the use of special economic zones and foreign trade zones in the United States.
For anyone starting such a community, Bell has up-to-date recommendations on the principles of governance including how to adopt an appropriate legal code.
During a time of American waywardness under US President Donald Trump, the United Kingdom's national security has increasingly come to depend on the European Union as a buffer against Russian revanchism. Ironically, then, the safest form of Brexit might be the one that hurts the most, so long as it leaves behind a stable EU.
Its all the rage to feel sorry for Britains Chancellor of the Exchequer. Philip Hammond is an unlucky man were told, having to prepare a Budget against a backdrop of a weaker economy, worse public finances and pressure to relaunch a government thats had a tough Autumn.
Those pressures are real, and no-ones doubting that preparing a Budget amongst them isnt hard work. But for both Philip Hammonds, and our national, interest its time we put the pity aside. Not least because the sense that everything is very difficult risks turning into a fatalism that nothing can be done which is a very long way from the truth. There is no excuse for a do nothing Budget.
The reality is that in many ways, far from being unlucky, Philip Hammond is a very lucky man as he prepares for the Budget. For a start there is the absolute, but too rarely stated, privilege to serve your country as Chancellor of the Exchequer. It is a great gig, steering your party and your country through the big economic questions of your time, and doing so with an institutional clout from the Treasury that many finance ministers around the world only dream of. And you get all that without the sheer brutal exposure that being Prime Minister entails. If you cant do something useful with that privileged position you probably shouldnt be in politics in the first place.
And while it may not feel that way to Chancellors at the time, they are also very lucky to have the institution of the Budget. In an era when the decline of deference and the pace of politics means that many politicians feel, often rightly, that they lack the agency to bring real change the Budget is an unparalleled opportunity to build much needed momentum. Far beyond the Treasury, much of Whitehall runs to the rhythm of Budget planning and then roll-out. Even more importantly institutions that the government does not directly control, from housing associations to charities, local government to our biggest firms, pore over the detail of a Budget for signs of where the government is taking the country and for a sense of their own place in it. On Budget day the Chancellor is handed a megaphone Philip Hammond just needs to make sure hes got something to say.
When it comes to the daunting task of constructing a Budget there are also reasons for the Chancellor to consider himself lucky. Politics is about knowing what change is needed and building a consensus for it. Both are hard, but they are much easier when there are problems that become so acute that addressing them becomes that rare thing something of a national consensus. You wouldnt want to say Gordon Brown was lucky to be Prime Minister when banks started going bust, but the need to respond to that crisis gave his premiership a sense of purpose and its greatest hour.
For all the divisions over Brexit, there are now the outlines of just...
This month is the 100th anniversary of the Communist Partys seizure of power in Petrograd, Russia. British Guardian columnist Paul Mason recent declared that the Soviet revolution provided a beacon to the rest of humanity, no matter how short lived. The New York Times has exalted the Soviet takeover in a series of articles on the Red Century even asserting that women had better sex under communism (based largely on a single dubious orgasm count comparison of East and West German women.)
Professor Hunt Tooleys November 1 Mises article on The Bolshevik Great Experiment: 100 Years Later vividly captured the stunning death tolls communism produced in Russia and elsewhere. Stalin reputedly said that one death is a tragedy, a million deaths is a statistic.
Communisms mortality toll does not capture its full horror the daily degradation that its victims suffered. In the mid-1980s, there were plenty of Soviet apologists writing in the western media. Practically any Soviet Bloc reform was touted as the turning of the corner to sustained economic progress. I was mystified why people living in freedom would idealize a system of state slavery.
In 1986 and 1987, I slipped behind the Iron Curtain a half dozen times to study economic perversity and political slavery, writing articles for The New York Times, Wall Street Journal Europe, Freeman, Journal of Economic Growth, and other publications. My final trip - in November 1987 began in Budapest, Hungary, before heading on to the most repressive regime in Europe.
The train from Budapest to Bucharest, Romania was called the Orient Express. The original 1880s Orient Express connected Paris to Constantinople. The menu on the trains first run included oysters, soup with Italian pasta, turbot with green sauce, chicken la chasseur, fillet of beef with chteau potatoes, chaud-froid of Game animals, chocolate pudding, and a buffet of desserts. In the communist rendition of the Orient Express, there was no food on the train in Romania, though a few morsels may have been available in Hungary.
I had a cabin to myself as the train rolled southeast from Budapest. I had been told that if border guards found a map of Romania or any other dubious papers, I would be arrested or denied entry. Late at night, nearing the Romanian border, I studied documents one more time, drilling into my head the things that I should be looking for, and then tore them up and threw them out the train window, piece...
The Corporate Earnings Fiction in Q3 by Wolf Richter Wolf Street The Biggest Sinners in the Dow. All 30 companies in the Dow Jones Industrial Average have now reported earnings for the third quarter. As required, they reported these...
This is fascinating, via Bloomberg: Fake Reviews and Counterfeits That Amazon Is Trying to Quash: Now that the holidays are approaching, chances are youll be doing at least some of your gift shopping on Amazon.com. But before you click buy on the first favorably-reviewed item you find, take a minute to learn about how you can
Whatever government eventually emerges in Germany following the collapse of the talks to form a new coalition probably wont be in a strong position to advance much-needed institutional reform of the European Union. The danger is that the EU will remaining in a holding pattern an outcome that the bloc can ill afford.
The Cabal Doesnt Care About Law, Agenda Pushed Forward Video X22 Report The Senate is pushing to continue the spying on the American public. Mugabe is stepping down as President of Zimbabwe. US officials are meeting in Libya and...
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Want Widespread Prosperity? Radically Lower Costs by Charles Hugh Smith Of Two Minds As long as this is business as usual, its impossible to slash costs and boost widespread prosperity. Its easy to go down the wormhole of complexity...
George Soros and Nancy Pelosi headline dark money conference by ALEX CHRISTOFOROU The Duran Top item on the agendathe resistance to Donald Trump. A secretive three-day conference where globalist liberal plot their next moves in the resistance to Donald Trump, was...
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Angst over diminishing attention spans is widespread these days, with the reaction to Twitters expansion to 280 characters a case in point. Thats long been true in politics: even the most important of issues need a regular drumbeat to maintain public interest. And it certainly applies to the problems highlighted by the Taylor Review of modern workplace practices. Thats why the BEIS and Work and Pensions Committees report today and the legislation it puts forward is so welcome.
The report finds much common-ground with the Taylor Review: ending the Swedish Derogation that allows unfavourable treatment of agency staff; introducing a requirement to provide a statement of terms and conditions on a persons first day at work; and extending regulations to make it easier for employee voices to be heard in the workplace. A small minority of firms may grumble but these shifts are reasonable and should provide more people with better terms and conditions and an enhanced say in their workplace.
Just as interesting however are the points on which the Committees report diverges from the Taylor Review. The latters suggestion of piece rates for platform workers was viewed by the Committees as potentially undermining existing entitlements to the National Living Wage. Matthew Taylor, whose Review was seeking to confront the tension between minimum wages and firms offering individuals flexibility to choose when and where to work, himself acknowledged the potential shortcomings of a policy in danger of being too clever by half. But this is because it views the issue primarily through the world of apps and big data, seeking to change the minimum wage rules for some workers (who are already entitled to the minimum wage) in the gig economy.
We instead recommended strengthening rather than weakening the minimum wage by extending it to some of those totally outside current low pay protection who are independently self-employed, can substitute in someone else but who have little control over the rate they earn. This could include the flashier end of the gig economy but also those like hairdressers, gardeners or plumbers who have never met an app in their working lives but would still benefit from greater protection.
When it comes to the most potentially transformative policy in the Taylor Review a higher minimum wage for non-guaranteed hours todays report offers cautious backing. It recognises potential concerns around increasing complexity in the minimum wage system and calls for a pilot am...
As a nation, were working smarter than we used to. A decade ago, for every hour we worked, we produced about 31.30 of stuff; today each hour of graft generates 31.85 of output. That sounds like good news. If were becoming more productive we should be able to treat ourselves to a pay rise, or perhaps some more time off. But the problem is, growth in our output per hour of 1.7 per cent over the last ten years compares with an average of 2.3 per cent every year in earlier times. Average annual growth over the last ten years is the worst weve recorded since 1812 the year Napoleon invaded Russia. Were working smarter, but nowhere near as smart as were supposed to be.
Our response has been to work harder instead. Millions more of us are in employment today than anyone could have expected just a few years ago. And the decades-long downward march in the average number of hours we work has gone into reverse too. Between us we worked more than 53 billion hours last year; back in 2007 the total was 49 billion. But the productivity disaster dominates. If our output per hour had continued to rise at its long-run trend rate after 2007, our economy would be 430 billion bigger today than it actually is. More likely, wed be a little bit less well-off than that figure suggests, but working a lot less too.
Importantly, our productivity woes are about more than a collapse in output in the immediate aftermath of the global slowdown. Even as economies around the world have started to recover, the amount we produce for every hour we work has remained stubbornly stagnant.
Why? In short, no one really knows; but we do know its complicated.
Its likely that a number of factors are at play: from problems in the financial markets, to low interest rates helping prop up unproductive firms that in other periods would go out of business, to question marks over the quality of the millions of new jobs created over recent years. There may be some issues too with the way in which we measure productivity (though the fact that pay has flat-lined in recent years implies that we cant be that wrong on our output metric). Low investment is undoubtedly an issue too, with business uncertainty (stemming first from the financial crisis fall-out and more recently from Brexit) acting as a barrier to long-term planning.
Given that productivity growth effectively represents free money, governments are always keen on talking it up. We can expect next weeks Budget to be no different. Even more so given the news the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) is set to deliver Philip Hammond before he speaks.
The fiscal watchdog has long been of the opinion that the UKs productivity stagnation is a temporary phenomenon, with a return to pre-crisis trend rates of growth just around the corner. But it has signalled that it will...
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As income inequality becomes increasingly entrenched, it can undermine social cohesion and spur political instability. To avoid such an outcome, Asian countries need to change the rules of the game, providing opportunities for youth, regardless of their background, to ascend the income ladder.
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China and the US are collaborating to set up a mechanism to predict extreme weather patterns.
On Monday, Beijing media said that the Qingdao National Laboratory for Marine Science and Technology, in eastern Chinas Shandong Province, would join with the US National Center for Atmosphere Research and Texas A&M University to establish what will be called the International Laboratory for High-Resolution Earth System Prediction (ILHRESP).
The lab is more necessary than ever, Chinese scientists have said, because climate change has already shown an increase in extreme weather patterns, and many meteorologists predict a surge in such anomalies in the near future.
These include heat waves, hurricanes, storms, flooding, melting ice caps and rising sea levels.
With offices both in China and the US, the lab will be able to predict and monitor extreme weather on both the regional and global scales.
This is not the first time Chinese and US scientists have collaborated on a meteorological level.
The US Environmental Protection Agency has been visiting China to help the authorities there with reliable data processing to help deal with the poor air quality in several cities.
In April 2013, China and the US announced they would jointly reduce the production and consumption of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), the type of gases used as coolants in refrigerators and air conditioners.
The cooperation between the two strongest economies in the world could impact what measures cities enact in their air pollution fight and what legislation is passed to reduce harmful toxins from the air.
The BRICS Post with inputs from Agencies
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Middleton Engineering has designed, supplied and manufactured a compact solution incorporating a Middleton ME80 closed-end semi-automatic baler, fitted with a bespoke slider-bed feed conveyor. Devon-based plastics re-processor and recycling company Polymer Industries, which established a mainstream recycling arm, Recycling South West, earlier this year to provide additional services to customers across the region, has selected a baling and conveyor solution from Middleton Engineering. Full flexibility to bale a range of materials such as paper, cardboard and polythene through to rigid plastics including drums, crates and bumpers, while at the same time achieving maximum bale weights for optimal container transportation, were key requirements for the solution, which is installed at the company's expanding site at Wrangaton in South Devon, UK. Under the contract Middleton Engineering has designed, supplied and manufactured a compact solution incorporating a Middleton ME80 closed-end semi-automatic baler, fitted with a bespoke slider-bed feed conveyor. This includes an in-floor section to ease loading, with the addition of gravity driven roller tracking to convey completed bales out through an opening into a storage yard. Jason Gooze, Polymer Industries' MD explains: "Recycling South West extends the range of services we offer both existing and new customers and is a natural fit for Polymer Industries which joined the TGM Recycling Group in 2016, one of the largest paper and cardboard merchants in the south of the UK. As part of a larger group we also benefit from direct relationships with processing mills, which in turn means we can offer the keenest rates to our customers for recycled paper and card." "Selecting Middletons followed a visit to their manufacturing operation in Somerset and positive industry feedback. We were impressed by their quality workmanship and the enthusiasm of the team. The baler gives us the flexibility we need with the option to bale rigid plastics at optimal weights as our new service develops," he added. With the new baler operational, Recycling South West is already handling a significant tonnage of materials from across the South West region and beyond. As volumes increase more staff will be added with the intention of running the baling operation on an extended double shift for 15 hours a day. The company is already offering a weekly or fortnightly collection service for cardboard, polythene and some hard plastics, accommodating both small and large customers and will also accept materials delivered direct to site. In addition, the business will also accept pre-baled cardboard, re-baling it to achieve mill size dimensions and optimum loading weights more suited to sea containers. The project and installation process followed a short lead time to build and ship the equipment and structural works for the in-floor section of the conveyor and site preparation took a little over a week. Following this Middletons...
Whenever we see an inverted yield curve, a recession almost always follows, and that is why many analysts are deeply concerned that the yield curve is currently the flattest that it has been in about a decade. In other words, according to one of the most reliable indicators that we have, we are closer to another recession than we have been at any point since the last financial crisis. And when you combine this with all of the other indicators that are screaming that a new crisis is on the horizon, a very troubling picture emerges. Hopefully this will turn out to be a false alarm, but it is looking more and more like big economic trouble is coming in 2018.
The professionals on Wall Street take the yield curve very, very seriously, and the fact that it has gotten so flat has many of them extremely concerned. The following comes from Business Insider
In the past, including before the Great Recession of 2007-2009, an inverted yield curve, where long-term interest rates fall below their short-term counterparts, has been a reliable predictor of recessions. The bond market is not there yet, but a sharp recent flattening of the yield curve has many in the markets watchful and concerned.
The US yield curve is now at its flattest in about 10 years in other words, since around the time a major credit crunch of was gaining steam. The gap between two-year note yields and their 10-year counterparts has shrunk to just 0.63 perce...
1. The situation with North Korea has moved to one of open confrontation. That said, there are stronger commercial sanctions on North Korea than before, and the attitude of the Chinese does seem to have shifted toward recognizing North Korea as a problem needing to be solved. For the time being, both the missile tests and the jawboning have stopped, for unknown reasons. Note that the South Korean and Japanese markets remain high, of course the U.S. market is strong too.
2. Trump has spent a great deal of time with Prime Minister Abe, the real pivot toward Asia. Abe is being treated like the most important leader of the free world is that crazy? Merkel is now teetering.
3. The Trump administration has recognized and encouraged a much more explicit semi-military alliance between America and India, also part of the pivot. China-India relations could be the worlds number one issue moving forward.
4. The apparent green light from the Trump administration probably raised the likelihood and extremity of the Saudi purge/coup. I give this a 20% chance of working out well, though with a big upside if it does. Whether you like it or not, so far it appears to me this is Trumps most important initiative.
Just to interject, much of your assessment of the Trump administration should depend on #1-4, and I am worried that is hardly ever the case for those I see around me. While I do not view the current administration as good executors on foreign policy, the remaining variance on #1-4 is still very high and it is not all on the down side.
5. The Trump administration seems to think that keeping production clusters within this nations borders is of higher value than shaping the next generation of the worlds trade architecture. I dont think they will get much in return for this supposed trade-off, but there you go.
6. I am seeing deeply biased assessments of tax reform, from both sides. I dont favor raising the deficit by $1.5 trillion (or possibly more), I do favor cutting corporate rates and targeting some of the most egregious deductions. I am disappointed that there is not more celebration of the very good features of the plan on the table, that said big changes in the proposed legislation still are needed.
7. In terms of regulatory reform (WSJ), the administration has done better than my most optimistic scenario. In their worst area, carbon, progress on solar and electric cars...
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Could you afford to pay $3000 a month for health insurance? Previously, Ian Dixon had been paying $900 a month for health insurance for his family of four, but thanks to changes in the Charlottesville insurance market, a similar plan will now cost him more than $3,000 a month. When I first came across this story on Zero Hedge, I have to admit that I got angry. I was angry at the Democrats for destroying our healthcare system in the first place, and I was angry at Republicans for failing to repeal Obamacare even though they have had almost a full year to do so. Obamacare is financially destroying hard working families all over the nation, and Congress must take action immediately.
Originally, Ian Dixon was excited about Obamacare because he thought that it would mean that he could continue to provide health insurance for his family once he left his full-time job. But now that he is facing a bill of more than $3,000 a month, all he is feeling is rage
Ian Dixon, who left his full-time job in 2016 to pursue an app-development business, did so because the ACA guaranteed that he could still have quality coverage for his young family, he said.
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A soldier poured gasoline over a heavily pregnant woman and set her alight.
Another ripped a baby from his mothers arms and threw him into the fire.
He was not even one year oldI will never forget their screams, a 24 year-old woman told investigators from Save the Children, which has just released a report revealing shocking atrocities against Rohingya Muslim children in Myanmar.
A 12 year-old boy fled his village for Bangladesh after the military started hacking people with machetes before entering an abandoned village, hoping to find some food or water, and eventually came across a reservoir, the report said.
When I got closer I saw at least 50 dead bodies floating in it, the boy told investigators.
I cant forget the smell of the burning houses, or the sight of the bloated bodiesthese are horrors I will never forget, he said.
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An armed conflict between Riyadh and Tehran would have a major impact on oil markets and the global economy. RT asked experts what a war between the two Middle East superpowers would mean for crude prices.
If a conflict happens, oil prices could increase 500 percent.
Energy prices will seriously depend on the severity of the conflict. Lets remember the unrecognized Iraqi Kurdistan, which in a state of continuous war exported about 550,000 barrels per day through Turkey. In this connection, we can expect a panic rise in oil price to $150-$200 on the first day of the conflict If Saudis and Iran attack each others oil facilities, crude prices can skyrocket to $300, Mikhail Mashchenko, an analyst at the eToro social network for investors told RT.
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The president of Angola, Joao Lourenco, has fired the daughter of his predecessor as head of the countrys state oil company Sonangol.
Isabel Dos Santos, the billionaire daughter of former President Jos Eduardo dos Santos, is Africas richest woman.
Mr Dos Santos was Africas second longest-serving leader until he stepped down in September after 37 years.
President Lourenco, known as JLo, has promised to tackle corruption
Correspondents say he wants to weaken the influence of the Dos Santos family.
The president of Angola, Joao Lourenco, has fired the daughter of his predecessor as head of the countrys state oil company Sonangol.
Isabel Dos Santos, the billionaire daughter of former President Jos Eduardo dos Santos, is Africas richest woman.
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Climate change was again placed at the centre of global diplomacy over the past two weeks as diplomats and ministers gathered in Bonn, Germany, for the latest annual round of United Nations climate talks.
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