Weapons of Economic Misdirection


by John Mauldin, Thoughts from the Frontline

'Measurement theory shows that strong assumptions are required for certain statistics to provide meaningful information about reality. Measurement theory encourages people to think about the meaning of their data. It encourages critical assessment of the assumptions behind the analysis.


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What We Read Today 30 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.

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Documentary of the Week: The Travails of Empire

Econintersect: This documentary is a lecture Lawrence Wilkerson, Distinguished Visiting Professor of Government and Public Policy at the College of William Mary, and former Chief of Staff to U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell, at the Centre for International Governance Innovation, Waterloo, Ontario on 08 October 8 2014. Prof. Wilkerson discussed international military involvement in Iraq and the western and regional responses to the threat of ISIS. He developed the discussion with a detailed inclusion of 20th century history to explain how it is we came to the place we are today. Click through Read more >> to view video.



Infographic Of The Day: Surviving The E-Learning Apocalypse

You are working with a client or perhaps an internal e-Learning project and everything is a smooth process until you hit revisions.

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Video of the Day:

A group of hackers who targeted cheating site Ashley Madison published over 10 gigabytes of stolen data, exposing millions of users and putting the company at risk. Laurie Segall explains who's behind the attack and what's next for Ashley Madison.

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Insider Trading 28 August 2015: Fox Selling

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Social Unrest is Here to Stay: Here's How to Protect Yourself

by Genevieve LeFranc, Daily Reckoning

Social unrest has been bubbling to the surface of the news all over the country, and all over the world.

Earlier this month marked the one-year anniversary of the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri in August 2014.


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Leading Index Review: June 2015 Philly Fed Leading Index Showing Stable Rate of Economic Growth

Written by Steven Hansen

This leading index continues to be recalculated (what good is a leading index which continues to be recalculated?) - and continues to forecast stable but relatively weak growth for the remainder of the year. A review of all major leading indicators follows - and no leading index is particularily strong.

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