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June 28th, 2017

Manufacturing Companies Struggle To Recruit Workers For High-Paying Management Jobs

“You can go to college and learn the theology of the Roman Empire,” says Kleis, who just completed a three-day training program at 84 Lumber’s rural Pennsylvania headquarters. “You learn all this ridiculous nonsense, and when you get out, what are you applying that to? I know how to frame a house.”...

Middle East At Point Of No Return As Saudi-Qatar Rift Deepens

The challenges MBS faces are enormous. Due to lower hydrocarbon revenues, he will need to change an oil-based economy into a more open, liberal and high-tech economy, capable of taking on global competition in these fields... While the Saudi leading ulema have pledged allegiance to the new crown prince, the reality remains complex... At the same time, the region is at a point of no return if the Syria-Iran and Qatar issues are not solved soon.

Mapping The World's 20 Most Populous Cities By 2100

If you look at a modern map of the world’s most populous cities, you’ll notice that they are quite evenly distributed around the globe. However, in the future, things will be very different, according to projections from the Global Cities Institute. In fact, over the next 80 years or so, some cities will literally 10x or 20x in size – turning into giant megacities. The most interesting part? None of these cities will be in the Americas, Europe, China, or Australia.

How America Armed Terrorists In Syria

Three-term Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard’'s "Stop Arming Terrorists Act" challenges for the first time in Congress a U.S. policy toward the conflict in the Syrian civil war that should have set off alarm bells long ago...

June 27th

The Most Dangerous Fake News Of All Is Peddled By The Corporate Media

"This is not the sort of thing you see in a confident, brave, and civilized nation, it’s the sort of stuff you’d expect to see toward the end. It’s the stuff of craven war-mongers, of dishonest cowards, of a totally deranged and very dangerous media. The signs are everywhere; imperial decline is set to accelerate rapidly in the coming years."

Chinese Satellite Data Hint At Ominous Manufacturing Slowdown

Chinese factory activity contracted last month for the first time in nearly a year when the Caixin PMI dipped below 50, the threshold for growth. And now, early indicators for the month of June – including one satellite-based measure - suggest that there’s more pain ahead for the manufacturing sector in the world’s second-largest economy.

Jim Grant Explains The Gold Standard

Nixon’s move was, in short, the final and total politicization on money itself, and, as Grant notes, "The Ph.D. standard is ... a political institution. It is the financial counterpart to the philosophy of statism."

Two Top House Dems Accused Of Ethics Violations

John Conyers (D-Mich.), the ranking member of the Judiciary Committee, and Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.), chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) are facing possible ethics infractions and will appear before a panel at the recommendation of the Office of Congressional Ethics

The Ultimate Regulatory Reform: Abolish Fractional Reserve Banking!

"With his selection of crony capitalists and members of Goldman Sachs to his economic team, it is apparent that President Trump does not understand the true nature of the nation’s financial woes or what precipitated the last financial crisis... If he did, his next Executive Order would be to implement steps and procedures to eliminate the scourge of fractional reserve banking forever."