"These people don’t seem to realize that they’re actually parodies of themselves. I mean, they’re always talking about racism and xenophobia and sexism and ageism and the like. They don’t look at people as individuals, they look at people as members of classes. That’s why it’s called “identity politics” - you don’t identify as an individual, but as a member of a group or a class. "
Don’t tell anyone but market manipulation is legal when parallel abstractions are created and executed by self-serving political and economic policy makers; not so when they are perpetrated by self-serving financiers.
"Comforting to see that a notorious war criminal is not only “good humored,” but also a “scholar” at an American think tank after destroying Iraq and creating ISIS. But hey, that’s how the American Empire rolls."
The Ethereum cryptocurrency soared to record highs after it was revealed that the SEC has begun the process of considering whether to approve an ETF based on ether, just a few weeks after the commission denied a similar request for a bitcoin-based ETF.
Chasing short-term returns by massively overplanting a permanent crop with a 25 year useful life and creating a huge supply bubble in the process rarely works out all that well...turns out it didn't work that well for California almond farmers either.
"North Korea's pursuit of nuclear weapons is an urgent national security threat... The United States seeks stability and the peaceful denuclearization of the Korean peninsula. We remain open to negotiations towards that goal. However, we remain prepared to defend ourselves and our allies."
Silicon Valley investment firms ignored this basic principle for years, dumping their investors’ savings down the toilet into loser companies with no hope of profitability. It was a bubble, plain and simple… and now that bubble seems to have burst. According to Dow Jones Venture Source, venture capital firms in Silicon Valley pared down their investments in tech startups by 30% in the last several months...
If you piece together the puzzle, it appears Baltimore’s outlook for 2017 is bleak. Residential real estate prices are stalling and it appears that the millennial generation who bought into the revival narrative could be holding the bag.
While loan performance improved across various loan types throughout the first five years of the expansion, over the last year three of the four major types of loans began experiencing a deterioration in loan performance.
Chaotic scenes broke out during a visit by French presidential frontrunner Emmanuel Macron to striking factory workers in his hometown of Amiens. Macron was greeted Wednesday with jeers, boos and chants in favour of his far-right rival Marine Le Pen as he made a chaotic visit to the factory in northern France.
"These were the cowboys of Wall Street," said Peter Henning, a law professor at Wayne State University in Detroit. "If you were a bond trader, you could almost do anything you wanted, and not anymore."
Everyone observing politics seems to agree on two things about a president’s first 100 days in office: 1. 100 days is a meaningless, arbitrary marker for a president’s performance that is likely to be more misleading than useful; and... 2. Let’s treat it like it is important!