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The Technology Solution to the Democracy Crisis

By Joe Firestone

The spectacular intrusion of special interests into the passage of the $1.1 trillion government spending bill on December 13, 2014 was breathtaking as bankers and lobbyists whipped the vote by calling Congressional representatives directly to demand a host of special interest...

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Based on historical gold-oil ratios, oil appears extraordinarily cheap right now.
One way to establish if a commodity or asset is relatively expensive or inexpensive is to price it in something other than a fiat currency--for example, gold.  Gold goes up and down in value relative to other commodities and fiat currencies, so it is itself a...
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What’s Wrong with Heterodox Economics Journals?

By L. Randall Wray

I just came across a very interesting bit of research, A Guide to Paradigmatic Self-Marginalization: Lessons for Post-Keynesian Economists by Leonhard Dobusch and Jakob Kapeller; you can find it here.

I realize this is not going to be of interest to many of our readers, as...

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In collaboration with The Axion Estin Foundation of New Rochelle, NY, Saint Vladimir’s Seminary here will be offering a public Continuing Education course on Byzantine Chant during the spring 2015 semester.  The course will be offered under the expert instruction of Eleftherios Eleftheriadis,...

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No Index, No Follow

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WASHINGTON, Dec 17 (Reuters) - The U.S. credit union regulator said on Wednesday it filed a lawsuit against U.S. Bank and Bank of America over mortgage securities sold in the years leading up to the financial crisis....
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President Barack Obama is making a statement on a shift in United States policy toward Cuba. The shift comes after US Agency for International Development contractor Alan Gross and three members of the “Cuban Five” were freed from Cuba and the US in a prisoner swap.

The Associated Press reports , according to unnamed US officials...

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On Friday, December 12, 2014, The Statute Revision Task Force concluded five days of meetings at the Chancery of the Orthodox Church in America and Saint Vladimir’s Seminary, Yonkers, NY.

Established by the Holy Synod of Bishops in 2013, the Task Force is undertaking a comprehensive revision of the OCA Statute ,...

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Orthodoxy in South Africa before and after Apartheid

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Nelson “Madiba” Mandela, the first democratically-elected President of South Africa, has been a beloved figure for decades, and his death drew an outpouring of grief all over the world. But few of us know much about the South Africa that he helped to radically change. Wanting to learn more about life in South Africa–and...

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