The Inside Story of Russia’s Fight to Keep the U.N. Corrupt
Awareness / Politics

The Inside Story of Russia’s Fight to Keep the U.N. Corrupt

By Colum Lynch on June 25, 2013 @ foreignpolicy.com When U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Russian President Vladimir Putin met in Sochi, Russia, they were supposed to discuss the civil war in Syria. But the Russian leader — joined by his top diplomat, Sergei Lavrov, and defense secretary, Sergei Shoigu — suddenly changed the subject to more … Continue reading

‘Japan Foreshadows Next Global Crisis’ – Forbes Asia
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‘Japan Foreshadows Next Global Crisis’ – Forbes Asia

Posted at 6/01/2013 @ 2:00PM by James Gruber @ FORBES ASIA Japan is the only game in town right now and for good reason. First, it was the yen’s +20% move in less than six months and now there’s the extraordinary volatility in Japanese stock and bond markets. What’s behind the recent action? Nobel laureate Paul Krugman points … Continue reading

Want to understand the Japanese crisis and what it means for you?
Awareness / Economics / Politics

Want to understand the Japanese crisis and what it means for you?

If you want to understand what is happening in Japan and how much it is affecting global markets and as a direct result, you, take the time to watch the video below of Christine Hughes, President and Chief Investment Strategist at Otterwood Observations and have a look at the infographic below it. Also, in the previous post featuring … Continue reading

“The Next 18 Months Will Redefine Economic Orthodoxy For The West”
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“The Next 18 Months Will Redefine Economic Orthodoxy For The West”

 J. Kyle Bass is the founder and principal of Hayman Capital Management, L.P., a Dallas-based hedge fund. Bass became well-known after successfully predicting and benefitting from the subprime mortgage crisis by purchasing credit default swaps on subprime securities issued by various investment banks (similar to shorting the bonds). Bass has since continued to attract media attention for his prediction of the … Continue reading

Appreciating the Politics of Psychiatry
Awareness / Psychology / Science

Appreciating the Politics of Psychiatry

Concerns over the DSM are part of a bigger issue concerning the power of the psychological and neurological sciences. Posted on Tuesday 28 May 2013 22.55 EST by Nathan Emmerich @ Guardian.co.uk The relationship of psychiatry to the prevailing political context has always been troubling. In authoritarian environments, such as the USSR, psychiatry has been used as a relatively blunt tool … Continue reading

The Story of the Biggest Ponzi Scheme In The History Of The World…
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The Story of the Biggest Ponzi Scheme In The History Of The World…

Submitted on 24/06/2013 17:33 -0400 by Michael Snyder @ Zerohedge.com Once upon a time, there was a man named Sam.  When he was younger, he had been a very principled young man that had worked incredibly hard and that had built a large number of tremendously successful businesses.  He became fabulously wealthy and he accumulated far … Continue reading

Physics Envy and Economic Theory
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Physics Envy and Economic Theory

How bad science led to the current economic paradigm which is in a state of crisis. Lee Smolin, a theoretical physicist, presents a formidable explanation and analysis of current economic theory, its origins and the science of economics. It is certainly one of the most cogent and uncomplicated explanations about the valid scientific critique, dare I … Continue reading