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Generational Chaos Ahead

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by John Mauldin, Thoughts from the Frontline

'This generation of Americans has a rendezvous with destiny.'- Franklin D. Roosevelt

'Each generation imagines itself to be more intelligent that the one that went before it, and wiser than the one that comes after it.'- George Orwell

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What We Read Today 25 June 2016

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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The Top Six Dinosaur Myths And How We Busted Them

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-- this post authored by Nick Longrich, University of Bath

When the first dinosaur bone was described in 1676, it was thought to come from an elephant or perhaps a giant. Over a century later, scientists realised such fossils came from a creature they named Megalosaurus, portrayed as a sort of stocky, overgrown lizard. Then, in 1842, leading anatomist Richard Owen recognised Megalosaurus as part of a whole new group of animals, which he named Dinosauria, or 'Terrible Lizards'.

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Infographic Of The Day: What Causes A Slow Metabolism?

If you really want to lose weight and keep it off, it's important to have a firing metabolism that is consistently working away, burning energy (and therefore preventing, limiting and minimizing the amount of fat stored in the body).

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Video of the Day:

Where will the machines claim their next victory: putting you out of a job; solving the mysteries of science; bettering human abilities in the bedroom? Science fiction is full of robots-usurping-humans stories, sometimes entwined with a second strand of anxiety: seduction. The AI will relentlessly follow its code once set in motion – and this means that, if we are meaningfully to debate the adaptation of a human world into a machine-mediated one, this must take place at the design stage.


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The War On Weed Is Winding Down - But Will Monsanto Be The Winner?

by Ellen Brown, Web of Debt

The war on cannabis that began in the 1930s seems to be coming to an end. Research shows that this natural plant, rather than posing a deadly danger to health, has a wide range of therapeutic benefits. But skeptics question the sudden push for legalization, which is largely funded by wealthy investors linked to Big Ag and Big Pharma.

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

17 June 2016: ECRI's WLI Growth Index Unchanged

ECRI's WLI Growth Index which forecasts economic growth six months forward was unchanged and remains in positive territory for the thirteenth week - after spending the previous 34 consecutive weeks in negative territory.

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