We Have Forgotten What the Ancient Sumerians and Babylonians, the Early Jews and Christians, the Founding Fathers and Even Napoleon Bonaparte Knew About Money

We Have Forgotten What the Ancient Sumerians and Babylonians, the Early Jews and Christians, the Founding Fathers and Even Napoleon Bonaparte Knew About Money

Mike “Mish” Shedlock has repeatedly pointed out that we have reached “peak credit” – and there will not in our lifetimes be as much credit as we saw from 2000-2008. I noted last year: Michael Hudson is a highly-regarded economist.

 

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Shkreli’s scheme to boost drug price on display in Senate report

Shkreli’s scheme to boost drug price on display in Senate report

US senators have labeled “the hedge-fund model of drug pricing” employed by the likes of Turing Pharmaceuticals, formerly run by Martin Shkreli, as “predatory” and “immoral” in a newly released report on drug companies’ price hikes. The 131-page report – “Sudden Price Spikes in Off- Patent Prescription Drugs: The Monopoly Business Model that Harms Patients, Taxpayers, and the U.S.

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How the Sugar Industry Shifted Blame to Fat

How the Sugar Industry Shifted Blame to Fat

Even though the influence-peddling revealed in the documents dates back nearly 50 years, more recent reports show that the food industry has continued to influence nutrition science. Last year, an article in The New York Times revealed that Coca-Cola, the world’s largest producer of sugary beverages, had provided millions of dollars in funding to researchers who sought to play down the link between sugary drinks and obesity.

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World energy hits a turning point: Solar that’s cheaper than wind

World energy hits a turning point: Solar that’s cheaper than wind

Bloomberg 12/17/2016 Tom Randall There’s a transformation 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. There have been isolated projects in the past where this happened: An especially competitive auction in the Middle East, for example, resulting in record-cheap solar costs.

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Secretary of State John Kerry: We Should Ignore What Anonymous CIA “Intelligence Officials” Say

Secretary of State John Kerry: We Should Ignore What Anonymous CIA “Intelligence Officials” Say

While anonymous CIA officials have told the media that they know for sure that Russia hacked Democratic party emails and gave them to Wikileaks, the CIA and other American intelligence agencies are refusing to brief Congress in their official capacities at this time.

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‘CIA provides info to media but not Congress’ – Homeland Security Committee on Russia hacking claims

‘CIA provides info to media but not Congress’ – Homeland Security Committee on Russia hacking claims

The chairman of the US Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee has slammed the CIA’s refusal to brief Congress on allegations of Russian hacking. ” It is disappointing that the CIA would provide information on this issue to the Washington Post and NBC but will not provide information to elected members of Congress,” Homeland Security Chairman Senator Ron Johnson said on Friday.

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A Guide to Winning the Media Wars

‘Then We Will Fight in the Shade’ – A Guide to Winning the Media Wars

Submitted by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win. – Sun Tzu, The Art of War The ongoing battle between independent, alternative media and legacy corporate-government sponsored propaganda media is in full swing following Donald Trump’s victory in the 2016 election.

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Why we are not as rational as we think, and why that matters

The Irrationality Within Us

We like to think of ourselves as special because we can reason and we like to think that this ability expresses the essence of what it is to be human. In many ways this belief has formed our civilization; throughout history, we have used supposed differences in rationality to justify moral and political distinctions between different races, genders, and species, as well as between “healthy” and “diseased” individuals.

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US lawmakers introduce bill to cut aid & funding for terrorists

‘Madness must end’: US lawmakers introduce bill to cut aid & funding for terrorists

American lawmakers have introduced a so-called Stop Arming Terrorists Act that aims to protect US taxpayers’ dollars from being spent on supporting and arming international terrorist groups through covert operations and third states. Introduced to the House on Thursday by Democrat Tulsi Gabbard from Hawaii, the legislature aims to put an end to the widely-reported US practice of indirectly sponsoring terrorism.

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