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Forest bathing is beneficial to human health.

Abstract Title: Effects of short-term forest bathing on human health in a broad-leaved evergreen forest in Zhejiang Province, China. Abstract Source: Biomed Environ Sci. 2012 Jun ;25(3):317-24. PMID: 22840583 Abstract Author(s): Gen Xiang Mao, Xiao Guang Lan, Yong Bao Cao, Zhuo Mei Chen, Zhi Hua He, Yuan Dong Lv, Ya Zhen Wang, Xi Lian Hu, Guo Fu Wang, Jing Yan …

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Pepe Escobar – Made in China: G20 and its geoeconomic significance

What has just taken place in Hangzhou, China, is of immense geoeconomic importance. Beijing from the start treated the G20 very seriously; this was designed as China’s party, not the declining West’s. And much less Washington’s. Outlining the agenda for the discussions, President Xi Jinping went straight to the point also geopolitically, as he set the tone: “The outdated Cold War …

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Alternative Visions – The New Financial Imperialism How It Works – 09.02.16

Dr. Jack Rasmus summarizes his just published book this month, ‘Looting Greece: A New Financial Imperialism Emerges’, Clarity Press, Sept. 2016, explaining how debt and credit are becoming new and even more efficient and generalized means by which the more powerful capitalist countries are beginning to extract and transfer wealth from the smaller and more vulnerable. Jack describes the various techniques and means by which financial measures are used to extract surplus. Greece is a case example of the new imperialism taking shape increasingly globally. ‘Looting Greece’ is a sequel to Dr. Rasmus’s January 2016 publication, ‘Systemic Fragility in the Global Economy’, which described how the shift to financial investing is slowing down the global economy, and how a new global finance capital elite is increasingly dominating national economies and slowing growth. In the last half of the show, Rasmus reviews the major economic events of the past week, including today’s US job numbers, recent US manufacturing data, the US central bank meeting—and why the Fed will raise interest rates for certain before year end and the impact that will have on a shift to fiscal spending in 2017 andthe US economy’s coming recession in 2017-18 as well as on emerging markets, China and US corporate profits. The show concludes with a commentary on recent IMF and BIS reports on the global economy.