Mar 222019
 
 March 22, 2019  Posted by at 11:45 am Finance Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , ,  
His Name Means Peace

FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinemail New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern leaves after the Friday prayers at Hagley Park outside Al-Noor mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand March 22, 2019. REUTERS/Jorge Silva     Dani Lebo is the wife of Nelson Lebo III, a regular contributor at the Automatic Earth. They are two Americans who have settled in Whanganui on the North Island of New Zealand. Whanganui is over 600 km (400 miles) from Christchurch on the South Island, but that is where Dani found

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Mar 222019
 
Debt Rattle March 22 2019

FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinemail Margaret Bourke-White Coney Island 1952   • EU Leaders Decide UK’s Fate Behind Closed Doors, Leave May Waiting (Ind.) • May’s Appeal Falls Flat As EU Seizes Control Of Brexit Date (G.) • Five Percent? EU Leaders Doubt May’s Brexit Vote Chances (R.) • Cabinet Ministers Believe Risk Of No-Deal Brexit Now ‘Very Real’ (G.) • Brexit: Hundreds Of Gagging Orders Taken Out By UK Government (Sky) • ‘Survivability’ Of The EU Is A Serious Question: Stephen Roach (CNBC)

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Mar 212019
 
Debt Rattle March 21 2019

FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinemail Pablo Picasso Bathers with ball 3 1928   • Why The Fed Keeps Propping Up The Market (Colombo) • Fed’s New Balance Sheet Plan: Get Rid of MBS (WS) • EU Will Only Back Short Brexit Delay If May’s Deal Passes First (G.) • Remain Would Win Second Brexit Referendum Clearly, Poll Indicates (Ind.) • Theresa May: Don’t Blame Me For Brexit Crisis, Blame MPs (G.) • MPs Furious After May Blames Them For Crisis (Ind.) • New Zealand

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Mar 202019
 
Green New Physics

FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinemail Johannes Vermeer The lacemaker 1669-71   You could probably say I’m sympathetic to the schoolchildren protesting against climate change, and I’m sympathetic to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her call for a Green New Deal. Young people are the future, and they deserve a voice about that future. At the same time, I’m also deeply skeptical about their understanding of the issues they talk about. In fact, I don’t see much understanding at all. I think that’s because they base their

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Mar 202019
 
 March 20, 2019  Posted by at 9:27 am Finance Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,  
Debt Rattle March 20 2019

FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinemail Salvador Dali Birth of liquid desires 1932   • Monsanto’s Roundup Substantial Factor In Man’s Cancer, Jury Finds (G.) • Miami Bans The Use Of Glyphosate In A Step To Improve Water Quality (NoC) • Off-Duty Pilot Saved Doomed 737 From Nosedive Day Before Deadly Crash (ZH) • Most People Want Higher Taxes On Rich To Support Poor – OECD (G.) • Shifting Hopes As Republicans, Democrats Wait For Mueller (AP) • Schiff: Real Question Is If Trump Is

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Mar 192019
 
A Tide In The Affairs Of Men

FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinemail Leonardo da Vinci First anatomical studies c1515     Sometimes we find ourselves merely pondering, not so much solving big problems. Is there playing out, in the world at large, or at least the world of men, something akin to the Kondratieff cycle in economics, a larger cycle, a force, a tide, an energy, that we mostly ignore, but which drives our ‘affairs’? Dr. D. thinks there may well be. But if so, what happens to free will? Dr.

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Mar 192019
 
 March 19, 2019  Posted by at 10:54 am Finance Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , ,  
Debt Rattle March 19 2019

FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinemail René Magritte The conquerer 1926   • Boeing, FAA Under Intense Scrutiny Over 737 MAX Certification (AFP) • 7 In 10 Americans Say Economy In Good Shape (CNN) • UK In Constitutional Chaos After Speaker Blocks Third Vote On Brexit Deal (G.) • Are The English Ready For Self-Government? (Fintan O’Toole) • Hardline Tory Brexiteers Threaten Strike If Brexit Delayed By A Year (Sun) • UK Students Studying Abroad Left In Limbo (G.) • Deadly Serious (Jim Kunstler) •

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Mar 182019
 
 March 18, 2019  Posted by at 9:58 am Finance Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , ,  
Debt Rattle March 18 2019

FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinemail Albert Gleizes The football players 1912-13   • How Boeing, FAA Certified The Suspect 737 MAX Flight Control System (ST) • Boeing’s Doomed 737 Max’s (Margolis) • The EU Has Never Had More Power Over Britain (G.) • Dutch PM Compares Theresa May To Monty Python Limbless Knight (G.) • 100,000 Children in UK ‘Could Become Undocumented’ Overnight After Brexit (G.) • ‘Pupil Poverty’ Pressure On School Cash (BBC) • With Brexit Approaching UK’s Voice In Brussels Grows Quiet

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Mar 172019
 
Debt Rattle March 17 2019

FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinemail M.C. Escher Gravitation 1952   • Steele Admits He Used Unverified Information In Dossier (CNN) • Even A Vacuous Mueller Report Won’t End ‘Russiagate’ (Stephen Cohen) • The Blind Leading the Deaf and Dumb (Kunstler) • EU War-Gaming For Fall Of May’s Government (O.) • Disbelief In Europe At Another Lost Brexit Week (G.) • ‘White Men Are Considered Everyone’: Ocasio-Cortez (G.) • Deadly Air In Our Cities: The Invisible Killer (O.) • Good Enough To Eat? The Toxic

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Mar 152019
 
David Holmgren: A Baby Boomers' Apology

FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinemail Raphael The miraculous draught of fishes 1515     There are days, though all too scarce, when very nice surprises come my way. Case in point: yesterday I received a mail from David Holmgren after a long period of radio silence. Australia’s David is one of the fathers of permaculture, along with Bill Mollison, for those few who don’t know him. They first started writing about the concept in the 1970s and never stopped. Dave calls himself “permaculture co-originator”

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