Awareness / Economics

This Won’t End Well… Will it? Can it?

Submitted by Tyler Durden on 05/30/2013 11:37 @ Zerohedge.com Barclays, Japan, Real estate With both the Real Estate and Banking equity indices in Japan already in bear markets (down over 20% from recent highs) and the broad indices down over 15%, just how much pain can the massive influx of foreign capital take before the exodus really takes hold. Today’s ‘news’ … Continue reading

Nigel Warburton, Virtual Philosopher
Awareness / Dialogue / Philosophy

Nigel Warburton, Virtual Philosopher

Nigel Warburton, co-presenter of Philosophy Bites, is interviewed by TPM’s editor, James Garvey. This article appears in Issue 61 of The Philosophers’ Magazine, posted by TPM on May 28, 2013 Philosophy has always been ridiculed for having its head in the clouds, but in a virtual corner of the philosophical world, Nigel Warburton has been proving philosophy’s detractors wrong for … Continue reading

Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) – What is it and how does it affect us?
Awareness / Economics

Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) – What is it and how does it affect us?

http://www.eff.org What is the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP)? The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a secretive, multi-national trade agreement that threatens to extend restrictive intellectual property (IP) laws across the globe and rewrite international rules on its enforcement. The main problems are two-fold: (1) IP chapter: Leaked draft texts of the agreement show that the IP chapter would … Continue reading

Top Ten Reasons Why Fiat Currency Is Superior To Gold (Or Silver) Money… A Humorous List
Awareness / Economics / Humour

Top Ten Reasons Why Fiat Currency Is Superior To Gold (Or Silver) Money… A Humorous List

Authored by John Butler, originally posted at The Daily Capitalist, In the spirit of the holidays and hope for a more prosperous 2013, I thought my readers might appreciate a little humour to partially offset the relentless doom and gloom associated with the Amphora Report. So please, don’t take this edition too seriously. But if you … Continue reading

Awareness / Economics

How Much Actual Money is There on Earth?

Quirkily presented, this video summarises pretty well, as much as can be done in 15 minutes, what has resulted from the aggressive spread and imposition of western free market economic theory and policies based on cold war game theory and unsustainable economic growth models, in relation to the banking and finance sectors and therefore, the monetary system … Continue reading

Skeptical Science Study Finds 97% Consensus on Human-Caused Global Warming in the Peer-Reviewed Literature
Awareness / Science

Skeptical Science Study Finds 97% Consensus on Human-Caused Global Warming in the Peer-Reviewed Literature

Posted on 16 May 2013 by dana1981, John Cook @ SkepticalScience.com – A new survey of over 12,000 peer-reviewed climate science papers by our citizen science team at Skeptical Science has found a 97% consensus among papers taking a position on the cause of global warming in the peer-reviewed literature that humans are responsible. Lead author John Cook created a short … Continue reading