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Referendum: Four out of Scotland's 32 councils voted to break away from the UK and become independent. We take a closer look at the demographics and employment prospects in these areas...
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Dear Reader,

You were probably troubled by the Snowden revelations. They were, after all, disturbing and insulting. But there is, sadly, more to the story. Mass surveillance was just the first step, and it gets uglier from there.

Honestly, I’d rather not write about what’s bad in the world; I’d rather build a better world and leave the bad to colla

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It's widely assumed that sex sells. Let's test that received wisdom.


Let's stipulate that there's nothing prurient about clicking on links that display the bare breasts of celebrities.  It's practically necessary to view the celebrity breasts, just so you're informed enough not to feel left out of water cooler chatter on the topic.

Let's also...
Thursday, 18 September 2014 |

The Roundup for September 18th, 2014

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It’s Thursday folks. As we approach the end of the week, what’s on your mind today?

International Politics

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- Former U.S. officials warned the U.S. government, in terms of the fight against the Islamic State, all options must be placed on the table

- Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko: We need supplies to defeat the rebels in...

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Pericles and the Socialization of Economics – Part I

By Tadit Anderson

[Part I]

Introduction 

There is an interesting provenance between the defaming of the democracy of Pericles’s Athens as dysfunctional and the use of this fiction to support an “aristocratic” form of governance in opposition to democracy, even two thousand...

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New data shows lending tightening in August - an early sign of a market correction, experts warn...
Thursday, 18 September 2014 |

The Hottest Trend in Technology Today

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“C’mon Sis, quit crumpling my computer!”

It may seem unlikely that those words might soon issue from a young fellow’s mouth. Yet they could, in the not-too-distant future. And it’s because of the hottest trend in consumer products today:

Flexible electronics.

Some stunning advances in materials technology have made possible a lot of things we

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Given that all the leading candidates for Global Hegemon are hastening down paths of self-destruction, perhaps there will be no global hegemon dominating the 21st century.

Which nation with aspirations of global dominance (i.e. hegemony) has these attributes?

1. The nation's recent prosperity is based on a vast expansion of credit.

2. The nation...
Thursday, 18 September 2014 |

The Roundup for September 17th, 2014

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Hey there folks, what are you doing today?

International Politics

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- Russia and Egypt agree on a new $3.5 billion weapons deal  to arm Egypt

- A U.S. Senate investigation found China hacked into the Pentagon a few times

- Russia called for a UN Security Council hearing on the MH17 flight after a recent Dutch report...

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The New York Times’ Coverage of EU Austerity Remains Pathetic

By William K. Black

I have explained in depth why the New York Times’ coverage of the EU troika’s infliction of austerity on the eurozone is dishonest and routinely indifferent to the suffering of the peoples of much of the periphery who have been forced into a second Great Depression. ...

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