For some veterans, John Kelly’s remarks add to a worrying military-civilian divide
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The White House chief of staff and former four-star general, who lost a son to war, emphasized the public?s lack of understanding of sacrifice.
You can thank Oliver Stone’s sensationalized 1991 movie for the JFK document release
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The most compelling scenes in ?JFK? are made up, but nevertheless pushed Congress to release secret documents.
Artificial intelligence could spark 'radical' economic boom, according to new research
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Economists are now asking a radical question: what happens to the economy if artificial intelligence starts generating original thought?
Americans have more debt than ever ? and it's creating an economic trap
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A new IMF report finds high household debt levels can deepen recessions. US households are more indebted than ever.
Will Australia's 'miracle economy' keep on winning?
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The "wonder from down under" has been free from recession for more than a quarter of a century.
Will Australia's 'miracle economy' keep on winning?
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The "wonder from down under" has been free from recession for more than a quarter of a century.
Guarded Optimism About the Global Economy
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Despite improved growth, it is way too early to declare “mission accomplished.”
Phil Magness Reviews ?Democracy in Chains? in ?Modern Age?
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TweetHere’s Phil Magness’s thorough review, in Modern Age, of Nancy MacLean’s fabricated tale of Jim Buchanan and public choice.
Attacking Civilians in War | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty
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by Pierre Lemieux The more democratic the state is, the smaller the difference between its rulers, combatants, and civilians, and the more justifiable should be a deliberate attack on the latter, ceteris paribus. A recent article by Scott D. Sagan...
Hydro-economics: Egypt, Ethiopia and the Nile
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A look at the ongoing dispute over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam and its impact on the world's longest river.
Saudi oil minister makes high profile Iraq visit, calls for economic cooperation
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Saudi Oil Minister Khalid al-Falih made a high profile visit to Iraq on Saturday, calling for increased economic cooperation and praising existing coordination to boost crude oil prices.
Chancellor must simplify property tax system in Budget, expert body urges
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The British Property Federation says the system of taxing property is deterring investors and has called on the Government to simplify the process.
Bonus Quotation of the Day?
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Tweet… is from page 372 of my late Nobel-laureate colleague Jim Buchanan?s 1989 paper ?The Ethics of Constitutional Order?
Quotation of the Day?
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Tweet… is from pages 460-461 of my late colleague Jim Buchanan‘s 1986 Nobel Prize lecture, ?The Constitution of Economic Policy,? as it is reprinted in
Wagamama refinances in bid to relieve debt cost pressures
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Japanese-inspired restaurant chain Wagamama has refinanced debts in an attempt to ease the financial burden that contributed to another year of pre-tax losses.
China's chief economic planners remain upbeat despite citing several problems- Nikkei Asian Review
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BEIJING - China's chief economic planners remain confident about the country's future, although growth has slowed from its previous breakneck double-d
World Bank optimistic towards Kuwait?s economic reforms - Kuwait Times
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WASHINGTON: Director of the World Bank in Kuwait Dr Firas Raad has expressed optimism about the reform measures taken by the Kuwaiti government, especially in the field of improving the practice of business. In a statement yesterday, Raad said that the discussions between the Ministries of Finance and Education in Kuwait, the World Bank (WB) ?
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Silicon Valley takes centre stage with Alphabet, Amazon and Microsoft revealing results
*The Second World Wars* - Marginal REVOLUTION
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The subtitle is How the First Global Conflict Was Fought and Won, and the author is Victor Davis Hanson.
Five things to look out for in economics this week
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Writing out of Washington DC, the temptation is to focus on the US, and there are certainly two huge issues affecting US economic policy that will move forward in the next few weeks. One is taxes, the other, the chair of the Federal Reserve.
Distressed Communities Index - The Big Picture
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This is quite interesting: U.S. geographical economic inequality is growing, meaning your economic opportunity is more tied to your location than ever before. A large portion of the country is being left behind by today?s economy, according to a county-by-county report released this morning by the Economic Innovation Group, a non-profit research and advocacy organization.
Postcode-level productivity study reveals best and worst performing areas in the UK
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Sizeable postcode-level disparities in productivity have been revealed by an in-depth study of small businesses in the UK.
The problem with The Process, toward a theory of management - Marginal REVOLUTION
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Re: the rebuilding attempts of the Philadelphia 76ers: [John] Wall shed light on an underrated issue when he said: ?The toughest thing you have is two young players that want to be great. Sometimes it might work, and sometimes it might not work.? Think about that. Here?s what Wall is saying: It?s easier for stars ?
Saturday assorted links - Marginal REVOLUTION
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1. Robin Hanson on Posner and Weyl, property and monopoly. 2. The Kevin Williamson piece everyone is reading. 3. Scott Sumner argues people do not hate inflation.
Sunday photoblogging: cormorants or shags?
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//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js The common cormorant (or shag) Lays eggs inside a paper bag?.
Japan's Abe says won't delay tax hike unless big shock hits economy
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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Sunday the government will proceed with a scheduled sales tax increase in 2019 unless the economy suffers a shock as big as the 2008 collapse of Lehman Brothers.
China's rise is spurring the US to 'dramatically' strengthen ties with India, Tillerson says
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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the U.S. wants to deepen cooperation with India given negative Chinese influence.
Editorial: Throngs, snarls attest to economic disparities around us
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Hurricane Irma's impact on wallets seen in long lines for help | Editorial
Designs for 'mini' nuclear power plants proposed by Rolls-Royce led group set to be given go-ahead
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An important report assessing the viability of new “mini” nuclear power plants for the UK to be published this week is expected to give the green light to develop designs proposed by a British consortium led by Rolls-Royce.
Can Trump Make Mexico Pay for the Wall?
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Mexico won?t willingly write the check for Donald Trump?s wall. So the president is hunting for a way to make Mexico pay. That search isn?t going well. Last week, press secretary ?
Arnold Schwarzenegger talks about playing his most outlandish character yet in 'Killing Gunther,' and which of his movies he'll stop to watch | BusinessMediaguide.Com
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Arnold Schwarzenegger talked about coming up with one of his most outlandish characters yet in the movie, "Killing Gunther." Schwarzenegger explained why he still makes "Terminator" movies. He also shared the movie he's made in the past that he'll still watch, though it's "just so stupid." Arnold Schwarzenegger has built a legendary career through iconic action movie roles that will be watched by generations of audiences. So who better to be at the center of a comedy that spoofs the genre? For "
38 Women Accuse Director James Toback Of Sexual Misconduct | BusinessMediaguide.Com
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Toback's alleged predatory behavior was known in Hollywood for years. read more >>> Source:: HuffingtonPost.Com
Traders can't stop betting against battered Blue Apron (APRN) | BusinessMediaguide.Com
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Stock traders can't stop kicking Blue Apron while it's down. The company's stock is already trading at roughly half of its $10 initial public offering price, but apparently that isn't low enough for the bearish speculators adding to wagers. They've grown bets against Blue Apron to $69.3 million this month, up 12% since the end of September, according to data compiled by financial-analytics firm S3 Partners. Apparently those short sellers, who have already made a mark-to-market profit of $24.9 mi
4 people from around the world share the wonders of free education — and reveal the hidden drawbacks | BusinessMediaguide.Com
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Higher education doesn't come cheap in the United States — citizens collectively hold about $1.31 trillion in college loan debt. Things are hardly this dire in certain other countries, where everything from preschool to university is paid for — at least in part — by the government. Some governments even cover the entire cost of a college education, leaving graduates with zero debt and a clean slate to start their new careers. Business Insider spoke with four people from different European countr
'Boo 2! A Madea Halloween' beats mediocre competition to win the weekend box office | BusinessMediaguide.Com
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Tyler Perry's latest movie won the weekend box office. "Boo 2! A Madea Halloween" didn't face much competition. Other new releases like "Geostorm" and "The Snowman" performed poorly. What was originally just a joke by Chris Rock has turned into Tyler Perry's latest successful franchise. "Boo 2! A Madea Halloween" opened in theaters this weekend and demolished the lackluster new releases as it won the domestic box office with an estimated $21.7 million, according to Variety. Perry's Madea charact