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Sherwood Ross – The Water Crisis is Here

From Brazil to India and from California to Detroit, taps are running dry, as the water crisis goes global. Detroit grabbed headlines when the city cancelled the water and sewerage service for more than 50,000 residents for lack of payment. But Detroit’s trials are not unique. “Caught between unaffordable rising water rates and the imposition of European-wide austerity measures, thousands …

The Yuan vs. the Dollar vs. Gold: One Step forward by China, One Step back for America? By Bill Holter

Each step forward by the Chinese to make a foothold for the yuan is one step backwards for the grip the dollar has held over the globe.  This topic has several nuances to it, let’s take a look from several vantage points.  As a spoiler, any “steps back” in today’s fiat currency world are steps toward a break in confidence.  Call it deflation …

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Shell is ‘Psychopathic,’ Says Former UK Climate Change Envoy

The U.K.’s former top climate change diplomat says Shell and other oil companies are fighting tooth and nail to stifle climate change action. The United Kingdom’s former climate change envoy John Ashton has accused Shell of engineering a “psychopathic” attempt to block action on climate change. In an open letter to Shell Chief Executive Ben van Beurden published by the U.K.’s Guardian …

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Procrastination Part I: Why You Do It

This is the first of a two-part post on procrastination: Part I addresses why we procrastinate; Part II will focus on strategies to decrease procrastination. Many people misunderstand procrastination as a problem of laziness or poor time management. But procrastination—especially problem procrastination—is often a strategy used to manage struggles with self-esteem. Everybody puts off some things some of the time. But some folks …

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Public Banking: Ayn Rand’s Worst Nightmare

A few weeks ago a Colorado grassroots group, Be the Change, of which I am a board member, sponsored an all -day conference on public banking.   I know, it sounds like the equivalent of an all- day climate debate between aging Republican Senators, but the public banking concept may have some value, it might even surprise you.  Indeed, it …