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Peter Dreier – Steve Mnuchin: Evictor, Forecloser, And Our New Treasury Secretary

Above Photo: AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster. Steven Mnuchin, national finance chairman of President-elect Donald Trump’s campaign, arrives at Trump Tower, Monday, November 21, 2016 in New York, to meet with President-elect Donald Trump. Trump’s appointee is the very model of a predatory lender. Throughout his presidential campaign, Donald Trump criticized Wall Street bankers for their excessive political influence and attacked hedge-fund managers …

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Leid Stories—Funny Money: Clinton Foundation’s Financial Reports to IRS Don’t Add Up; Are ‘False and Materially Misleading,’ Says Wall Street Whistleblower—11.16.16

Midnight last night was the final, extended deadline for The Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation (Clinton Foundation) to file financial reports with the IRS on its operations, including the operations of its affiliated entities, for 2015.

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Visionaries – 10.31.16

“Michael Silver.” Mike is an architect, professor, student of consciousness, and principal of Critical Systems Lab. Mike studied architecture at Pratt Institute and Columbia University and has taught at key architecture schools. We discuss consciousness, the mind/body problem, artificial intelligence, robotics, the Internet of Things, and what all this has to do with architecture.

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Basic Yoga Moves to Improve Balance, Mood and Flexibility

Yoga postures may not be something you’ve thought about for the purposes of improving your overall health and wellness. But research shows that even a daily, two-minute routine can strengthen core muscles throughout your body. Simple yoga moves can also improve your balance, increase your flexibility and even boost your mood. They can be tailored to every fitness level and …

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Six Subtle Cues That Someone Is Narcissistic

There are plenty of people high in narcissism who you can spot right away. The grandiose type of narcissists constantly try to draw attention to themselves, even or especially, at the expense of others. They feel entitled to special treatment and become enraged when they don’t get it. The vulnerable narcissists also need reassurance, but their insecurities are not expressed …

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Backlash to World Economic Order Clouds Outlook at IMF Talks

From Britain’s vote to leave the European Union to Donald Trump’s championing of “America First,” pressures are mounting to roll back the economic integration that has been a hallmark of gatherings of the IMF and World Bank for more than 70 years. Fed by stagnant wages and diminishing job security, the populist uprising threatens to depress a world economy that …

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Winona LaDuke – Slow, Clean, Good Food

In an impressive fossil fuels travel day, I left the Standing Rock reservation and flew to Italy for the International Slow Food gathering known as Terra Madre. A world congress of harvesters, farmers, chefs and political leaders, this is basically the World Food Olympics. This is my fifth trip to Italy for Slow Food. I first went with Margaret Smith, …

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Ask The Blood Detective – Vitamin Lies – 09.17.16

Vitamin Lies is a riveting exploration by Dr. Michael Wald, the original blood detective, that exposes the inaccuracies and misleading concepts that perpetuate the media regarding the use and misuse of vitamins as well as other nutritional supplements. Are nutritional supplements needed? Are nutritional supplements harmful? Why doesn’t my doctor believe in the use of nutritional supplements? What are the …

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The (Bill) Clinton Team’s Secret Meeting on CEO Compensation

Naked Capitalism readers are familiar with the fact that CEO compensation exploded starting in the 90s, and that this explosion was related to a shift towards companies providing compensation in the form of stock options.  A major cause of the shift was Bill Clinton’s 1993 move to make executive comp deductible from corporate income taxes only when given as stock options. Let’s say that one …