Investing In Collapse: From Caracas To Cuba

"...declining nations follow the same pattern, time and time again, over the centuries. This is not coincidence. The pattern exists because human nature never changes, regardless of the era or the locale. "

  • May 21, 2018 9:45 PM
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New DARPA Program Plans To Patrol Cities With AI Drones other words, the Pentagon is developing a program of high-tech cameras mounted on drones and other robots that monitor cities, which enable identification and discrimination between civilians and terrorists through machine learning computers.

  • May 21, 2018 9:25 PM
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The EB-5 Program Is Legally Defective And Has Become A Scam

The EB-5 program will not end well.  It cannot be “fixed.”  It is shot through with fraud. The honest course is for the SEC to admit that the program has mutated into a scam, even in ‘normal’ projects.  The Chinese money should be returned to all investors who want it back.

  • May 21, 2018 9:04 PM
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Learning From America's Forgotten Default

"One of the most pervasive myths about the United States is that the federal government has never defaulted on its debts. There’s just one problem: it’s not true, and while few people remember the "gold clause cases" of the 1930s, that episode holds valuable lessons for leaders today."

  • May 21, 2018 8:25 PM
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"You Really Still Think It's All About Guns?"

"Is it possible that we Americans only pretend not to notice the conditions that produce an epidemic of school shootings, or is the public just too dumbed-down to connect the dots?"

  • May 21, 2018 7:45 PM
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Our Economy Is Failing Our Society

If we want to extend the opportunities for positive social roles to everyone, we have to change the way money is created and distributed in our economy.

  • May 21, 2018 5:05 PM
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Credit-Driven Train Crash, Part 2

"...the trigger for a crisis could be anything if the system as a whole is unstable. Moreover, the size of the trigger event need not bear any relation to the systemic outcome. The lesson is that policymakers should be focused less on identifying potential triggers than on identifying signs of potential instability."

  • May 21, 2018 4:25 PM
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