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If You're A Kid Living In New Orleans, Move To Salt Lake City!

In the long-standing psychology debate on nature versus nurture, the question is whether it is our genes or our experiences that hold the keys to our future. However, as Visual Capitaslist's Jeff Desjardins notes, our family experiences, households, and neighborhoods can set the stage for how our genes react. Simply put, on a macro level, looking at cities can tell us a lot about how our environments can help to influence future outcomes.

Why Millennials Can't & Won't Grow The US Out Of Trouble

As the Millennials are making their way into adulthood, countless economists and nervous Boomers have pinned their hopes on this generation to kickstart the moribund US economy.  There are 3 basic sources of consumptive growth in a nation with twin budget and trade deficits... population growth, wage growth, and/or credit growth and population growth the greatest among these to drive greater demand.  So, the growth of the population, and the Millennials in particular, is worth a pretty close look.

New York Uses Record Electricity As City Melts Under Unprecedented Heatwave

Con Ed broke a new record for weekend New York City electricity consumption at 1 p.m. Saturday, with a record 11,664 megawatts of electricity usage, as a result of a heatwave gripping the Tri-State area over the weekend, with the temperature at JFK airport hitting a high of 95F degrees, setting a new daily record and eclipsing the old record high of 93F set in 2003. When accounting for humidity, the heat index rose to as high as 105 to 110 degrees in some spots.

7 Things Trump Must Do

"We the undersigned urge you, the presumptive Republican nominee for President, to support a rebirth of free-market capitalism in the U.S. You have said repeatedly that you want to make American great again. We agree with you. And we assert that the most effective way to start that process would be to affirm your principled support for economic liberty, for open and competitive markets, and for a foreign policy that rejects both protectionism at home and interventionism abroad."

Loretta Lynch Defends "The Disturbing Politicization Of The Justice Department" - Live Feed

“…the recent announcement by FBI Director Comey that he does not recommend criminal charges be brought against Hillary Clinton for her mishandling of classified information raises serious concerns. It is uniquely troubling in light of Attorney General Lynch’s secret meeting with former President Bill Clinton. No one is above the law and the American people need to know that federal law enforcement is taking this misconduct seriously.”

America’s One-Party Government

This is how America became a dictatorship. Instead of there being any longer a political party that represents the aristocracy, being opposed by a political party that represents the people, there are two political parties that represent two sides of the aristocracy: on the one side (the Democratic Party) are the «noblesse oblige» aristocrats, and on the other side are the «greed is good» aristocrats. The people are merely servants; they are ‘dispensable’, just like ‘dispensable’ nations are (every nation except America).

How A Collapse In South America Could Trigger Martial Law In The U.S.

If an economic system collapses in the woods and no one is paying attention, are there any consequences outside the woods? Well, yes, of course. As with most situations financial and global, however, consequences are not usually taken very seriously until they have spawned a vast bog of sewage we all have to then swim through. The issue is and always will be “interdependency,” and the dissolution of sovereign borders. The European Union dynamic, for example, can only end in one of two ways - the complete dismantling of the supranational body and a return to sovereignty, or, a socio-economic crisis followed by even more centralization and the end of all remnants of sovereignty. Either way, the consequences will not be pretty. The same strategy may also be used in the Western hemisphere; more specifically, the collapse in South America that almost no one in the mainstream seems to be paying much attention to.

Frontrunning: May 4

  • Donald Trump’s Win Just Latest Tremor Shaking GOP (WSJ)
  • Trump Becomes Presumptive Republican Nominee as Cruz Exits Race (BBG)
  • How 'Stop Trump' failed to halt the Republican front-runner (Reuters)
  • Islamic State seeks news blackout in Mosul as Iraqi army nears (Reuters)
  • U.S. gathers allies on next steps in Islamic State fight (Reuters)