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Friday, 12 December 2014 |

The Roundup for December 11th, 2014

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Hey there folks, how are you? It’s been 14 years since Bush v. Gore

International Politics

Overall

- Germany announced it would send 100 troops to the Kurdish region of Iraq to train those fighters against the Islamic State; NATO, meanwhile, said they will review Iraq’s request to improve their military

- An Iranian official called for...

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In This Issue.

*  Norges Bank cuts rates. *  RBNZ leaves OCR unchanged. *  Russian hikes rates 100 Basis Points! *  Retail Sales today.

And Now. Today's A Pfennig For Your Thoughts.

Thursday. Central Bank Meeting Day.

Good Day!...  And a Tub Thumpin' Thursday to you! The Beatles song: Penny Lane, greets me this morning. Always a good day...

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The first research from the Prime Minister's review into antimicrobial resistance suggests that superbugs could kill 10m people a year by 2050...
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The 2% target is low enough that the household frogs in the kettle of hot water never realize they're being boiled alive because the increase is so gradual.
A comment by correspondent David C. suggested the importance of demonstrating the impoverishing consequences of central banks reaching their 2% inflation target.  David observed:  "Th...
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You can print all the money you want, but it will never boost wages to keep up with prices.
Central banks have been pursuing two goals for the past six years: ignite inflation and an expansion of debt that will supposedly generate "growth."  Despite squandering trillions of dollars, yen, yuan and euros, central banks have failed to ignite...
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Full implementation of the UDHR isn't a pipe dream, but it will require us to look beyond governments and international institutions.

Sixty-six years after the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, who is responsible for upholding our most basic rights as humans? And are rights truly universal, or are they relative?

image These questions...

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Gradual increases in Bank Rate will to help to "support and sustain" Britain's recovery while ensuring inflation remains close to the Bank of England's target, argues policymaker...
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Tuesday, 09 December 2014 |

The Roundup for December 8th, 2014

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Hey folks, quite a stacked Roundup today. Anyhoo, how is your day?

International Politics

Overall

- It is either funny or sad (perhaps both?) to see liberal and conservative hawks join together to call for regime change in Syria

- Gareth Porter: “ Why Hasn’t the IAEA Followed Up Iran’s Inspection Offer?

Middle East

- A...

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