Austerity Isn't Dead, It Will Come Back With A Vengeance

"Whilst I don’t deny the medium term tide is against austerity, the very high levels of sovereign debt mean austerity will return. To understand why this must happen we need to deal with the three key fallacies that austerity opponents are propagating."

Korea And Venezuela: Flip Sides Of The Same Coin

"By suggesting that he might order a US regime-change invasion of Venezuela, President Trump has inadvertently shown why North Korea has been desperately trying to develop nuclear weapons - to serve as a deterrent or defense against one of the US national-security state storied regime-change operations..."

Visualizing The Diversity Of The Tech Industry

With the recent leak of the “Google Manifesto” and the maelstrom of media backlash that followed, it seems that concerns around diversity in the technology industry have finally reached a boiling point. The following infographic breaks down the demographics of 23 major tech companies, based on statistics from 2016...

Iran Threatens Trump With Restart Of Nuclear Program "Within Hours"

"Those who try to return to the language of threats and sanctions are prisoners of past delusions," Iran president Rouhani said on Tuesday. "If they want to go back to that experience, definitely in a short time — hours and days — we will return to our previous [nuclear] situation very much stronger."

Pat Buchanan Asks "If We Erase Our History, Who Are We?"

"We have condemned and renounced the scarlet sins of the men who made America and embraced diversity, inclusivity and equality. Our new America is to be a land where all races, tribes, creeds and cultures congregate, all are treated equally, and all move ever closer to an equality of results through the regular redistribution of opportunity, wealth and power."

Dick's CEO: "The Retail Industry Is In Panic Mode"

"There's a lot of people right now, I think, in retail and in this industry in panic mode. There's been a difficult environment. I think people, I'm not going to speculate what they're thinking, but they seem to be in panic mode with how they're pricing product, and we think it's going to continue to be promotional and at times, irrational going forward."

Inside The Opioid Crisis That You're Not Allowed To See

"We now have an understanding that opioids are big business in the hood. You’re not allowed to know about this, because only a select few in our society are allowed to prosper from it. It’s unfortunate that drug trade is the most prevalent type of good flowing around low income areas across the United States. We wouldn’t expect nothing else after 50-years of deindustrialization and the bottom 90% of Americans left to rot."

The New American Dream: Rent Your Home From A Hedge Fund

"...there’s essentially an ‘arms race’ building among the world’s biggest funds to control the market, squeezing small, individual investors out of the 'buy-to-rent' housing market...the American Dream of owning your own home has been fading."