Early Headlines: North Korea Brags, Lebanon is Rotting, Perfect Storm for China, Tropical Storm Erika Headed for Cuba and Florida, The Real 'Under the Dome' and More


Early Bird Headlines 29 August 2015

Econintersect: Here are some of the headlines we found to help you start your day. For more headlines see our afternoon feature for GEI members, What We Read Today, which has many more headlines and a number of article discussions to keep you abreast of what we have found interesting.



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What We Read Today 28 August 2015

Econintersect: Every day our editors collect the most interesting things they find from around the internet and present a summary 'reading list' which will include very brief summaries (and sometimes longer ones) of why each item has gotten our attention. Suggestions from readers for 'reading list' items are gratefully reviewed, although sometimes space limits the number included.

This feature is published every day late afternoon New York time. For early morning review of headlines see "The Early Bird" published every day in the early am at GEI News (membership not required for access to "The Early Bird".).


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Did You Get the License Plate On that Bus?

Written by Steven Hansen

The chaos in the world markets over the past few weeks has been blamed on everything from a slowing China economy to theideology of austerity.


Infographic Of The Day: The History Of TV

There have been so many contributions and contributors to what is the history of TV that it is almost impossible to talk about it all.

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Why the Bear of 2015 Is Different from the Bear of 2008

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Economics Is Dead, and It Is Being Killed Again

by Per Bylund

Appeared originally at 22 August 2015

Economics is dead, and economists killed it.

What we have seen over the course of the last eighty years is a systematic dismantling of the contribution of economics to our understanding of the social world.


 USA economy at a glance (boxed items are updates in last 7 days)

21 August 2015: ECRI's WLI Growth Index Sinks Slightly More Into Contraction

ECRI's WLI Growth Index which forecasts economic growth six months forward - remains in negative territory. This index had spent 28 weeks in negative territory then 15 weeks in positive territory - and now is in its second week in negative territory.

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