How did a brood of German street traders emerge, seemingly overnight, to become the prime lenders to modern states?
IMF: a “Big Push” – new infrastructure – doesn’t mean positive spillovers for the rest of the economy; take note, Egypt and India.
“Safe haven” housing markets are fueled by global injustice — plenty of that to go around. Who invests in homeland justice?
Lonely Robin Williams wasn’t alone in his demographic. Suicide is the 4th leading cause of death in the US, way above homicide.
While rich insiders get bailouts and tax breaks the shrinking middle class get little for their taxes and the poor get only crumbs.
The US tax code is loaded with special rules that favor certain taxpayers over others, such as REITs now available for electric utilities.
When people say “profit”, they add in even unfair income like corporate welfare and don’t subtract costs, like waste one imposes.
When people relinquish land for a mere electronic accounting, then you know that electrons have become real money.
What’s wrong with this picture? Those who donate the most to campaigns don’t win them. No wonder the left wants money out!
The Israel-Palestine war is not only about resources. But energy sources are already costly and growing scarce while alternatives lag.
1% of US earners averaged $1.3 million in 2012; the top .01% averaged $30.8 million that year. Lucky them, unlucky economy.
Oil, one of the most profitable industries ever, doesn’t need tax breaks written into the code a century ago.
Hedge funds get US courts to rule in favor of bleeding Argentina. Lending then squeezing is an old story.
People need to build more, borrow less, and be taxed more sensibly — on the stuff we now speculate on.