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2029 Financial Collapse: Lionel Shriver’s Dystopian Outlook on the US

Interview with Lionel Shriver, author of The Mandibles on the Big Picture. Full audio podcast can be heard on the Newshour page here or on iTunes here. Those of us with a deep interest in economics and financial issues often try to peer into the future and speculate about what’s to come. Sometimes, this exercise is meant to produce tangible investment advice, but other times, …

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Andrew Cockburn – Monsanto, glyphosate, and the war on invasive species

On a Friday evening in January, a thousand people at the annual California Native Plant Society conference in San Jose settled down to a banquet and a keynote speech delivered by an environmental historian named Jared Farmer. His chosen topic was the eucalyptus tree and its role in California’s ecology and history. The address did not go well. Eucalyptus is …

GOLDMAN SACHS – MASTERS OF THE EUROZONE by Gaius Publius

Interesting headline, yes? I have a two-point intro and then the piece.    First, when a “private” group’s chief individuals flow back and forth constantly between government and that group, the group can be said to be “part” of government, or to have “infiltrated” government, or to have been “folded into” government. (Your phrasing will be determined by who you …