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Alternative Visions – 8 Disturbing Economic Reports + Taming Trump Revisited – 04.14.17

As the euphoria of the false promise of Trump policies stimulating US economic growth continue to fade, host Dr. Jack Rasmus reviews several economic reports indicating not much has changed for the US and global economies since Trump’s election.  Jack reviews the IMF’s report on productivity that continues to slow (US productivity now less than 0.5% annual growth compared to …

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Tom Randall – World Energy Hits a Turning Point: Solar That’s Cheaper Than Wind

A transformation is happening in global energy markets that’s worth noting as 2016 comes to an end: Solar power, for the first time, is becoming the cheapest form of new electricity. This has happened in isolated projects in the past: an especially competitive auction in the Middle East, for example, resulting in record-cheap solar costs. But now unsubsidized solar is beginning to outcompete …

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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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Genetically modified crop cultivation plateaus in US

Cultivation of genetically modified crops looks to have hit a peak in the U.S. as a soft international grain market pushes farmers to grow more traditional varieties in exchange for special premiums. GM crops accounted for 94% of U.S. soybean cultivation by area in the 2015-16 growing season, unchanged from a year earlier, the Department of Agriculture reported last July. …

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The Natural Nurse And Dr. Z – 09.15.15

Host Ellen Kamhi, PhD, RN, www.naturalnurse.com, interviews Mr. Tony Martinez. Tony is a Food & Drug and International Trade Attorney. He was directly involved with the passage of the landmark Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994 and other FDA related measures. He is a patient advocate. In international trade, Tony has been involved in improving trade relations with Latin American countries including Cuba. On his health, Tony is a Type 2 Diabetic that has successfully put his condition in reverse and remission through the use of a Ketogenic diet, a High Fat Low Carb. On today’s show, Tony will focus on the latest information about the high cholesterol mythology/low fat fallacy, Low Carb High Fat lifestyle and diet, and The Kraft Diabetes Paradigm/Testing – why testing insulin is just as important as Glucose tolerance http://www.amazon.com/Diabetes-Epidemic-Joseph-KraftFCAPebook/dp/B0062EYR7U/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1442235299&sr=1-1&keywords=kraft+diabetes Contact: www.acmartinez2.com

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Global Trade In Freefall: Container Freight Rates From Asia To Europe Crash 60% In Three Weeks

Three weeks ago, when we last looked at the collapse in trade along what may be the most trafficked route involving China, i.e., from Asia to Northern Europe, we noted that while that particular shipping freight rate Europe had crashed some 23% on just one week, there was some good news: at least the Baltic Dry index was still inexplicably rising, and …

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Opposition Amassing to ‘Outdated and Unsound’ Trade Policies – Deirdre Fulton

With dissent fermenting on both sides of the political aisle, more than 2,000 civil society groups are urging Congress to reject Fast Track trade authority, warning that the legislation would pave the way for approval of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), the 12-nation proposal they say “replicates and expands on the most damaging provisions of past U.S. trade pacts.” The joint letter (pdf), …