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The Atlantic - ‎vor 9 Stunden‎
Then there is the gray zone. Lloyd Bentsen, who ran with Michael Dukakis in 1988, was not well known outside Texas before his famous “You're no Jack Kennedy!

Trump & Putin. Yes, It's Really a Thing

TPM (blog) - ‎vor 12 Stunden‎
This isn't a matter of indifference to these countries. It is based ... Post-bankruptcy Trump has been highly reliant on money from Russia, most of which has over the years become increasingly concentrated among oligarchs and sub-garchs close to ...

Neoliberalism Is a Political Project

Jacobin magazine - ‎vor 18 Stunden‎
Cornel West speaks of the Black Lives Matter movement as “an indictment of neoliberal power”; the late Hugo Chávez called neoliberalism a “path to hell”; and labor leaders are increasingly using the term to describe the larger environment in which ...

Bickley: IOC must ban cheating Russia - ‎21.07.2016‎
The investment was significant, particularly in a city crippled by tragic homicide rates and a never-ending public school crisis. And the whole thing was a sham. Valley icon Jerry Colangelo was part of the Chicago contingent, along with President Obama ...

Tim Kaine formally joins Hillary Clinton, Democratic ticket

Augusta Free Press - ‎vor 5 Stunden‎
And he is a progressive who likes to get things done. ... And while Mike Pence slashed education funding in Indiana –and gave more tax cuts to the wealthiest– Tim Kaine cut his own salary and invested in education from pre-K through college and beyond ...

Trump Time Capsule #50: 'I Alone' Trump Time Capsule #49: The Dunning-Kruger Effect Is Real Trump Time Capsule ...

The Atlantic - ‎22.07.2016‎
You'd think at some point, something, anything would have engaged his interest enough to read up on it and think about it, but as far as I can tell, nothing has.

When will Labour's tribal warfare come to an end?

The Guardian - ‎22.07.2016‎
Maya Goodfellow. Jeremy Corbyn isn't the cause of this crisis. ... This makes some sense - these are people whose families for generations have been Labour members, who spend their weekends canvassing and invest all their spare time, emotional energy ...

Have Dortmund made the Bundesliga a duopoly?

Bayern Central - ‎22.07.2016‎
Perhaps the most impressive thing about Bayern's success in recent years is that their level has been relentless: it doesn't matter if the Rekordmeister have played away in Russia or some other far-flung European country on Wednesday; by Saturday they ...

The Question Now Is Whether or Not Sense Can Prevail

RealClearMarkets - ‎21.07.2016‎
Some, however, did extremely well. Stinnes was, as his nickname openly declares, at the top of that list. The basis for his wealth was hard assets that in the time of existential currency crisis made them nearly invaluable. But he used that position to ...

Is Philip Hammond just George Osborne in disguise? Today we'll find out

The Guardian - ‎19.07.2016‎
Six years of austerity measures, inflicting huge pain on some of the most vulnerable in society and sacrifices for ordinary workers have been in vain.

Weekend reading 23-24 July 2016

MacroBusiness (blog) - ‎22.07.2016‎
And then again there reached a crisis of inclusion: that's what the sub-prime mortgage really is, giving cheap credit to people everybody knew could never pay it back, then they began gambling with that, an the whole thing turned into a giant bubble ...

THE SUBPRIME US ECONOMY: Disintegrating Due To Subprime Auto, Housing, Bond And Energy Debt

Gold Seek - ‎21.07.2016‎
These are just some of the recent headlines pointing to BIG TROUBLE AHEAD. However ... Think about that: the total sum of negative-yielding debt in the world has increased in the last sixteen days alone by an amount that's larger than the entire GDP of ...

The Erdogan Loyalists and the Syrian Refugees

New York Times - ‎20.07.2016‎
I began spending time in Karagumruk because I wanted to understand how ordinary Turks were dealing with a refugee crisis far greater, in terms of numbers, than what was roiling politics throughout the rest of Europe. Whether the Syrians wanted to stay ...

The decline of the American empire and rise of Donald Trump

National Observer - ‎21.07.2016‎
Now it's down to 620,000, and has the highest concentration of heroin addicts in the nation, many neighborhoods where households earn less than (US) $25,000 a year, with more than one in five adults out of work. ... “America is still a leader in high ...

Trump's Boswell Speaks

The New Yorker - ‎17.07.2016‎
At one point, Howard Kaminsky, who ran Random House then, wrapped a thick Russian novel in a dummy cover that featured a photograph of Trump looking like a conquering hero; at the top was Trump's name, in large gold block lettering.

How Many Reserves Does Turkey Need? Some Thoughts on the IMF's Reserve Metric

Council on Foreign Relations (blog) - ‎19.07.2016‎
There is one more strange thing about Turkey. .... And I find it a bit strange that with the IMF's metric China—even with a relatively closed financial account—needs substantially more reserves, relative to the size of its economy, than say Brazil or ...

Olympic security: Brazil adjusts to new threats with help from global partners (+video)

Christian Science Monitor - ‎21.07.2016‎
In a sign of caution, authorities have denied the credentials needed to access Olympic venues to more than 11,000 people - both local and foreign - including four they say have links to terror.

US-NATO Border Confrontation with Russia: Risking Nuclear War

CounterPunch - ‎19.07.2016‎
As a matter of fact, what NATO is trying to do is to goad Russia into building up an army so the US can undercut its economy by diverting more and more resources away from the economy towards the military. Russia's not falling for it. Putin said that ...

Legendary investor Jeremy Hosking preaches the power of ideas

Financial News (subscription) - ‎20.07.2016‎
He quotes former British Prime Minister Arthur Balfour: “Nothing matters very much and most things don't matter at all. ... After the credit crisis, there was a row between Marathon's partners over whether their investment strategy would prove a risk ...