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China and Climate Change: Spin, facts and realpolitik

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For if you think the Chinese scuttled the Copenhagen talks.

 

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Advanced Manufacturing: The New Industrial Revolution

Advanced Manufacturing: The New Industrial Revolution | Episteme's Edge | Scoop.it
Digital technology is transforming manufacturing, making it leaner and smarter—and raising the prospect of an American industrial renaissance.
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Does the Federal Reserve really control the money supply?

Does the Federal Reserve really control the money supply? | Episteme's Edge | Scoop.it
The Fed has been pushing trillions of dollars into the financial system. But the money supply has barely grown.
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The age of smart machines

The age of smart machines | Episteme's Edge | Scoop.it
IN HIS first novel, “Player Piano” (1952), Kurt Vonnegut foresaw that industry might one day resemble a “stupendous Rube Goldberg machine” (or as Brits would...
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Why Marx Is Looking Better

Why Marx Is Looking Better | Episteme's Edge | Scoop.it
In honor of May 1, Brad DeLong reposted a very interesting 2009 talk he delivered on "Understanding Karl Marx" that offers a number of criticisms of Marx that I would have enthusiastically endorsed in 2009 but which look weaker four years later.
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City of Cape Town acting like vigilantes and breaching the Rule of Law – Constitutionally Speaking

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#KnowYourDA

 

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LiveLeak.com - Map of Europe: 1000 AD to present day

Look at all those changes over the time
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Amazing to watch.

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While Wronged Homeowners Got 300 Apiece in Foreclosure Settlement, Consultants Who Helped Protect Banks Got 2 Billion | Matt Taibbi | Rolling Stone

While Wronged Homeowners Got 300 Apiece in Foreclosure Settlement, Consultants Who Helped Protect Banks Got 2 Billion | Matt Taibbi | Rolling Stone | Episteme's Edge | Scoop.it
Senate hearing suggests new depths of deception
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Massive evil on a staggering scale.

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All Terrorists are Muslims...Except the 94% that Aren't

All Terrorists are Muslims...Except the 94% that Aren't | Episteme's Edge | Scoop.it
According to the official FBI database, only 6% of terrorist attacks on U.S. soil from 1980 to 2005 can be attributed to Muslims. This compared to 7% for Jews and 42% for Latinos. No, not all terr...
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The Perils of Wonkery

The economics blogosphere is buzzing about the errors that were recently exposed in an [influential](http://qz.com/75117/how-influential-was-the-study-warning-high-debt-kills-growth/) paper by Carm...
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The Real Story Behind Facebook Moderation and Your Petty Reports

The Real Story Behind Facebook Moderation and Your Petty Reports | Episteme's Edge | Scoop.it
Want to know what really happens when you report something on Facebook? Read here for more.
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Dating: What does race got to do with it? – Constitutionally Speaking

The ever insightful Pierre de Vos on the UCT race survey.
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Because You're Brown Honey Gurl | Janani Balasubramanian - "Trans/national"

Janani Balasubramanian performed "Trans/national" at the Rockefeller and Mathey Residential College Theater. Event sponsored by Queer Desi Tigers, LGBT Cente...
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Just....wow.

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Should the Rich Pay More Taxes?

Should the Rich Pay More Taxes? | Episteme's Edge | Scoop.it
It's a multi-dimensional question. The left says yes — income inequality has soared in recent years, and the way to address it (supposedly) is to tax the rich and capital gains at a higher rate. Th...
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The Best Way to Fight Poverty Is to Just Give Cash to Poor People.

The Best Way to Fight Poverty Is to Just Give Cash to Poor People. | Episteme's Edge | Scoop.it
Poverty is, fundamentally, a lack of money. So doesn’t it make sense that simply delivering cash to poor people can be an effective strategy for alleviating it?
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Safe Private Assets, Zero Bounds, and Weak Arbitrage | Monetary Realism

Safe Private Assets, Zero Bounds, and Weak Arbitrage | Monetary Realism | Episteme's Edge | Scoop.it
David Beckworth is pushing for more creation of safe assets. One of the big challenges facing the global economy is the shortage of safe assets. These are the
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The 401(k) World Sucks

The 401(k) World Sucks | Episteme's Edge | Scoop.it
I like the metaphor in Tom Friedman's latest column, arguing that we now live in a 401(k) world. But I wish he'd spelled it out in greater detail, because the problem with living in a 401(k) world is that Planet 401(k) is a pretty sucky planet.
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Sound financial advice.

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The Biggest Price-Fixing Scandal Ever | Politics News | Rolling Stone

The Biggest Price-Fixing Scandal Ever | Politics News | Rolling Stone | Episteme's Edge | Scoop.it
The Illuminati were amateurs. The second huge financial scandal of the year reveals the real international conspiracy: There's no price the big banks can't fix
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Staggering evil on a massive scale (Part 2).

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The Saudi Marathon Man

The Saudi Marathon Man | Episteme's Edge | Scoop.it
A twenty-year-old man who had been watching the Boston Marathon had his body torn into by the force of a bomb.
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The Boston bombing produces familiar and revealing reactions

The Boston bombing produces familiar and revealing reactions | Episteme's Edge | Scoop.it
Glenn Greenwald: As usual, the limits of selective empathy, the rush to blame Muslims, and the exploitation of fear all instantly emerge
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Peak oil isn’t dead: An interview with Chris Nelder

Peak oil isn’t dead: An interview with Chris Nelder | Episteme's Edge | Scoop.it
Thanks to new oil production in places like North Dakota and Canada, many analysts are declaring "peak oil" dead. Chris Nelder says they're wrong.
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Many who proclaim the death of peak oil simply don't understand it.

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