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A spate of new books shows that government investment, not laissez-faire policies, leads to economic growth.
From: Washington Monthly | By: Anne Kim | Friday, June 24, 2016
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Debt can be stressful, and the combination of student loans and credit card debt even more so. Here are five ways to manage debt and alleviate any debt-related stress....
From: Christian Science Monitor | Friday, June 24, 2016
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The rise of anti-immigrant sentiment in Europe, including in Britain, has been fueled by the Syrian crisis; the roots of the Syrian crisis can be traced back to the U.S. invasion of Iraq.
From: Denver Post | By: Danielle Allen | Friday, June 24, 2016
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This is In Real Terms, a column analyzing the week in economic news. Comments? Criticisms? Ideas for future columns? Email me, or drop a note in the comments. “Venezuela,” New York Times reporter Nicholas Casey wrote this week, “is convulsing from...
From: FiveThirtyEight | By: Ben Casselman | Friday, June 24, 2016
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More bad news about the pension crisis out of California. Steven Greenhut writes: Orange County's "unfunded pension liability exploded from 2000 to 2012, going from a surplus in 2000 to a $4.5 billion liability in 2012," according to the new report....
From: Reason | By: Reason Staff | Friday, June 24, 2016
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Sanders' policies aren't about giving stuff away for free, they're about keeping up with an evolving world economy
From: Salon.com | By: Conor Lynch | Friday, June 24, 2016
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Orange County report paints a bleak, but unsurprising picture
From: Reason | By: Steven Greenhut | Friday, June 24, 2016
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Brexit could spell the “death of a certain idea of Europe,” Mark Leonard says.
From: The Atlantic | By: Uri Friedman | Friday, June 24, 2016
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By a narrow margin, British voters have chosen to send their nation, themselves, and indeed all of Europe into uncharted waters.
From: Outside the Beltway | By: Doug Mataconis | Friday, June 24, 2016
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Prolonged recession. Steep unemployment. Income stagnation. These are the horrors that await under President Trump
From: Salon.com | By: Steven Rosenfeld, AlterNet | Friday, June 24, 2016
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CANNES, France—Norm Pattiz has been called the Prince of Podcasts, but after a quick survey of his four-decade career, the Wizard of Wireless may be a more apt nickname. The Los Angeles native revolutionized radio after founding Westwood One in 1976,...
From: AdWeek | By: Christopher Heine | Friday, June 24, 2016
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We could not call this a Weekly Roundup without addressing Britain’s decision to leave the European Union. Sorry, but we can only find downside for the global economy and world development – a sampling of which is below. If you’ve already read...
From: NextBillion | By: Scott Anderson | Friday, June 24, 2016
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[Update: G2A has responded to tinyBuild's suggestions. "Tinybuild said that G2A has a smart team who can come up with a solution to solve these issues once and for all. In this statement they are absolutely correct. We accept your challenge tinyBuild,"...
From: Destructoid | By: Mike Cosimano | Thursday, June 23, 2016
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Things break down. Your car breaks down. Your washing machine starts making a loud “clunking” noise. Your air conditioning fails and the heat starts rising in your home. For the large majority of Americans walking the “paycheck to paycheck” tightrope,...
From: The Simple Dollar | By: Trent Hamm | Friday, June 24, 2016
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SUBTITLE:  Or, Noam Chomsky and Sean Penn Prove They Are Asses It is estimated that 72% of a family’s monthly income in Venezuela is consumed by food purchases.  Yes…they have free medical care for all citizens, but that is kind of moot when you...
From: Red State | Friday, June 24, 2016
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Even as Hillary Clinton seemed to clinch the Democratic nomination, cable news shows barely had women on to discuss this moment. Also this week, Sen. Marco Rubio announced that his political aspirations didn't end with his presidential run. The post...
From: RH Reality Check | By: Ally Boguhn | Friday, June 24, 2016
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After being edged out by its competitors, this oil giant is now tired of not being in first. It has a plan to change that.
From: Business Insider | By: Rakesh Upadhyay | Thursday, June 23, 2016
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Chapter 1 "Inmates Run This Bitch" Chapter 2 Prison Experiments Chapter 3 The CCA Way Chapter 4 "You Got to Survive" Chapter 5 Lockdown Chapter 1: "Inmates Run This Bitch" Have you ever had a riot?" I ask a recruiter from a prison run by the Corrections...
From: Mother Jones | By: By Shane Bauer | Thursday, June 23, 2016
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Earlier this week, tinyBuild CEO Alex Nichiporchik wrote a blog post detailing the company's negative experience with infamous key reseller G2A. Nichiporchik first contacted G2A after the tinyBuild store received a chargeback -- a case of someone using...
From: Destructoid | By: Mike Cosimano | Thursday, June 23, 2016
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University, for many students, is the first time they are away from home and their families, and a lack of understanding of financial knowledge and the tools to be successful, leave many students perplexed.
From: The National Abu Dhabi | Friday, June 24, 2016
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Where can you generate a decent income on your investments these days - in cash, bonds, equities or property?
From: The National Abu Dhabi | Friday, June 24, 2016
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(Image: Jared Rodriguez / Truthout) Purdue President Mitch Daniels recently received national praise with his "Back a Boiler" initiative, ostensibly meant to address the skyrocketing student debt load. Proposed by Milton Friedman in the 1970s, "Back...
From: Truthout | Thursday, June 23, 2016
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Although I love the idea of increasing access for low-income students, the debt financing model…...
From: Black Enterprise | By: Robin White Goode | Thursday, June 23, 2016
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Can you imagine walking through your entire life… in two feet of water? You’re commuting to work in water, walking up the stairs to your office in water, and struggling to take care of your kids and the house with the resistance of water adding...
From: The Simple Dollar | By: Holly Johnson | Saturday, June 25, 2016
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The Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON), on Friday, took over the assets of Afrijet Airlines Ltd. owned by Chief Vitalis Ibe, over an unpaid debt of almost N10 billion. The post N10bn debt: AMCON takes over assets of AfriJet Airlines appeared...
From: Vanguard News Nigeria | By: Abiodun | Saturday, June 25, 2016
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Kitchen Table Politics is a five-part podcast series, each episode tied to a different stage in life, from birth through retirement. (The series, hosted by yours truly, lives within the FiveThirtyEight elections podcast feed. If you already subscribe,...
From: FiveThirtyEight | By: Farai Chideya | Thursday, June 23, 2016
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Voters from both parties in North Carolina, a newly minted swing state, are grappling with the weaknesses of the presumptive Republican nominee.
From: The Atlantic | By: David A. Graham | Thursday, June 23, 2016
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What happens when you ask some politically neutral economists to look at the U.S. economy under a President Trump? A scarier scenario than even Hillary Clinton paints.
From: Denver Post | By: Paula Dwyer | Thursday, June 23, 2016
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Michael Hudson discusses some of his favorite themes; debt deflation, the high cost of consumer debt, negative interest rates.
From: Naked Capitalism | By: Yves Smith | Saturday, June 25, 2016
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HCAP Partners, formerly Huntington Capital, promoted Frank Mora to partner. Mora joined the firm in early 2013 and served on the investment committee for HCAP Partners III, L.P. Based in California, HCAP Partners finances companies located in the...
From: PE Hub | By: Eamon Murphy | Thursday, June 23, 2016
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The global economy faces months — if not years — of slower growth as Britain's stunning decision to abandon the European Union threw financial markets into a tailspin and darkened the outlook for corporate and consumer spending.
From: Denver Post | By: The Washington Post | Saturday, June 25, 2016
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Paying your credit card late obviously leads to late fees and a drop in your credit score, but there’s yet another reason to avoid late payments: higher interest rates.Read more......
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An executive coach shares some of the most damaging financial thought patterns she's heard from her clients.
From: Business Insider | By: Libby Kane | Thursday, June 23, 2016
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What does it mean for a band to break up in 2016? Unless you’re One Direction, it probably doesn’t mean very much, which is why very few bands do it. With YouTube and the myriad streaming services that allow artists to self-release content to fans,...
From: Flavorwire | By: Shane Barnes | Thursday, June 23, 2016
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Puerto Rican Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla late on Friday declared a suspension of any payments on some debt issued by the U.S. territory's infrastructure financing authority, citing the authority granted under a local emergency...
From: Reuters | Saturday, June 25, 2016
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On Thursday, Bernie Sanders stood before a crowd in New York City and gave a lengthy speech about his political revolution. The speech was billed “Where We Go From Here.” He first described how change has always started with everyday people rising...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Reno Berkeley | Saturday, June 25, 2016
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Holders of the general-obligation paper are likely to do best in a restructuring of the commonwealth’s debt. A Promesa to turn things around.
From: Barron's | Saturday, June 25, 2016
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On Thursday, the British public narrowly voted to leave the European Union. China avoided most of the ensuing market turmoil, which saw Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index dip 5.8%
From: China Digital Times | By: Samuel Wade | Saturday, June 25, 2016
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Breaking down the real story behind Donald Trump's wealth, both the good and the bad.
From: Business Insider | By: Jeff Desjardins | Thursday, June 23, 2016
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He constantly lived on the edge of a financial cliff.
From: Business Insider | By: Amanda Macias | Saturday, June 25, 2016
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Bill Maher got pretty combative with former RNC chair Michael Steele over his "bullshit" arguments making a sorta-case for Donald Trump.
From: Mediaite | By: Josh Feldman | Saturday, June 25, 2016
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SK Capital Partners has made three internal promotions. Stephen d'Incelli has been upped to principal while Jared Kramer and Jay Taunk are now senior associates.
From: PE Hub | By: Iris Dorbian | Thursday, June 23, 2016
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Petaluma, CA is home for the World’s Ugliest Dog contest. According to the Hollywood Reporter, a dog named Himisaboo is aiming to take all of Trump’s pageant spotlight away by winning on a platform of looking just like the mogul. Here is his bio,...
From: Liberaland | By: Alan | Saturday, June 25, 2016
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**Over at [Equitable Growth](http://EquitableGrowth.org): Must-Reads:** * **Nick Bunker**: [Making automatic stabilizers more effective for the next U.S. recession - Equitable Growth](http://equitablegrowth.org/making-automatic-stabilizers-more-effective-for-the-next-u-s-recession/)...
From: Brad DeLong | By: J. Bradford DeLong | Thursday, June 23, 2016
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A lot has happened on “Game of Thrones” this season, and given the show’s track record, the final episode is bound to be explosive. Named for the next book in George R.R. Martin‘s series, “The Winds of Winter,” we’re expecting to see Cersei...
From: The Wrap | By: Jeremy Fuster | Friday, June 24, 2016
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Donald Trump is thrilled that man he’s called a “disaster” is now endorsing him. Trump praised the endorsement, despite calling Rumsfeld a “disaster” in 2007 for his role in the Iraq War. “I mean obviously Rumsfeld was a disaster,” Trump...
From: Liberaland | By: Alan | Friday, June 24, 2016
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The nation's worst college accreditor is about lose its own accreditation.
From: Washington Monthly | By: martinlongman | Friday, June 24, 2016
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Businessman Harry Crosbie has lost an appeal over Nama’s efforts to recover a €77m debt under which his personal assets, including his family home, are at risk.
From: Irish Examiner | By: Ann O’Loughlin | Friday, June 24, 2016
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The result stunned investors, who reacted by rushing to the safety of gold and U.S. government bonds as they wondered what will come next for Britain, Europe and the global economy. The British vote brought a huge dose of uncertainty to financial markets,...
From: San Francisco Chronicle | By: Associated Press | Friday, June 24, 2016
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Bankers and lawyers advising companies on takeovers and initial public offerings from London to New York fretted over their deals after a British vote to leave the European Union poleaxed company valuations and executive confidence.
From: PE Hub | By: Reuters News | Friday, June 24, 2016
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