Two Wrongs Do Not Make A Right!


Written by Frank Li

America is a very confused, conflicted country, from President Obama (Obama's speech at the UN) all the way down to average citizens! For example, many Americans do not seem to understand 'two wrongs do not make a right'. Let me give you five prominent examples as follows:

  1. President Obama vs. President George W. Bush
  2. Same-Sex Marriage vs. Kim Davis
  3. The Vietnam War vs. the Twenty-sixth Amendment
  4. Democratic Socialism vs. Democratic Imperialism
  5. Saddam Hussein vs. the Iraq War.

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What We Read Today 06 October 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.

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Documentary Of The Week: Sacrifice At Pearl Harbor BBC, 1989

Written by John Lounsbury

Econintersect: This BBC documentary details U.S. foreknowledge of Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor. Much more evidence has come to light since the 1989 - when this film was put together. There is a lengthy review of what has been published about Pearl Harbor at Wikipedia: Pearl Harbor advance-knowledge conspiracy theory.


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Infographic Of The Day: The Internet - The Last 30 Years

The internet has come a long way in the last 30 years. We can now order pizza : ) directly from our computers and mobile devices.

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Video of the Day:

New evidence of US police brutality has sparked public anger after being posted online. The video shows a woman being abused by officers - while her children looked on. The woman said she was approached after complaining about offensive comments made by officers.

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Apple Stock Price Looks Appealing to Carl Icahn (AAPL)

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Forget Austerity and Grexit - it's Time for a Gretaway!

Peak Oil Ass-Backwards (part 3)

by Allan Stromfeldt Christensen, From Filmers to Farmers

So here we are on this precipice of sorts, staring upon the twilight of the industrial economy due to peaking energy supplies and thus peaking credit supplies (as explained in part 2 of this 3-part series).


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August 2015 Trade Data Shows Growing Trade Balance Deficit

Written by Steven Hansen

A quick recap to the trade data released today paints a mixed picture. The unadjusted three month rolling average value of exports decelerated month-over-month - but imports accelerated,. Many care about the trade balance (which decreased marginally relative to last month), and the trade balance grew.

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