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The GOP Has Become A Dangerous Cult

Republican Roy Moore, removed from the Alabama Supreme Court for his erratic behavior and banned from the mall for harassing teenage girls, has cloaked his campaign for the Senate in the language of “spiritual warfare.” As such, he is the most apt representative of the Republican Party in our age of cult politics. Moore is […]

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How Donald Trump Shifted Kids-Cancer Charity Money Into His Business

How Donald Trump Shifted Kids-Cancer Charity Money Into His Business “I saw that Eric was getting billed,” Gillule adds. “I would always say, ‘I can’t believe that his dad is billing him for a charitable outing.’ But that’s what they wanted.” Shameless.

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Trump’s Vegas Partner Says Business Is Not Dividing Profits From Foreign Governments As Promised

Trump’s Vegas Partner Says Business Is Not Dividing Profits From Foreign Governments As Promised Remember the photo op with the stacks of blank paper? They never planned to. If you’re not in on the con, you’re the mark.

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Chinese Wages Are Showing Paul Krugman Is Right Once Again

Chinese Wages Are Showing Paul Krugman Is Right Once Again Turns out that Krugman knows something about economics after all.

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Obama Outperforms Reagan on Jobs, Growth and Investing

Obama Outperforms Reagan on Jobs, Growth and Investing Regression toward the mean is the likely explantation. The slowness of the recovery may be due to lack of targeted stimulus but everything else looks like normal growth.

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Republicans Using Fake Websites To Trick Donors Is Just The Start

Republicans Using Fake Websites To Trick Donors Is Just The Start It turns out that the political organization has purchased over a dozen domain names of Democratic candidates up for election and set up real-looking-but-fake websites. The worst part of all – besides the blatant deception and malice for the electorate – is that fact […]

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Bitcoin May Be Following This Classic Bubble Stages Chart – Forbes

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How Germany Builds Twice As Many Cars As The U.S. While Paying Its Workers Twice As Much

How Germany Builds Twice As Many Cars As The U.S. While Paying Its Workers Twice As Much In 2010, Germany produced more than 5.5 million automobiles; the U.S produced 2.7 million. At the same time, the average auto worker in Germany made $67.14 per hour in salary in benefits; the average one in the U.S. […]

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Jack Welch versus Milton Friedman

Jack Welch versus Milton Friedman On the face of it, shareholder value is the dumbest idea in the world. Shareholder value is a result, not a strategy… your main constituencies are your employees, your customers and your products. Managers and investors should not set share price increases as their overarching goal… Short-term profits should be […]

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The Baffling Economics of Thomas the Tank Engine

The Baffling Economics of Thomas the Tank Engine The Island of Sodor has a major comparative advantage: the best artificial intelligence researchers in the world. AI research on the Island of Sodor is massively ahead of the rest of the world. The trains on Sodor have been designed to understand natural language, solve problems for […]