Written by Frank Li
In two previous posts, I discussed "American conservatism" (What is American Conservatism, Anyway?) and called Donald Trump a true Reagan conservative (Who is Donald Trump, Anyway?). Neither post can be fully appreciated without an objective assessment of President Ronald Reagan, which is what this post is about ...
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Written by John Lounsbury
As a young man Albert Einstein is reported to have said he wanted to find the mathematical description of God. He envisioned it would be only an inch or a few inches long. He became a very mediocre student and after he received a degree in physics none of his professors would recommend him for a job. It was only through the efforts of a family friend that he was able to gain employment as a low level patent file clerk in the Swiss patent office. This week the story of what happened to the young Einstein and how the few years as a patent clerk ended transforming him and the future of the world.
Infographic Of The Day: Craziest Cars Owned By Celebrities
We all know that celebrities love to flaunt their new cars. But these celebrities have taken it to a whole new level.
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from The Conversation
-- this post authored by Catherine Gegout, University of Nottingham
David Cameron warned in a major foreign policy speech on May 9 that peace and stability cannot be assured in Europe if the UK leaves the European Union. The prime minister is right: the EU is a guarantee for peace in Europe.
by Keith Fitz-Gerald, Money Morning
Money Morning Article of the Week
This Stock Could Make 420% Gains as America's Presidential Battle Rages:
2016 is already forecast to be the most expensive election of our lives as America drowns in political advertising. But this profit play won't just resist the election-year chaos - it actually feeds off it. I'm projecting 420% gains for this small-cap stock once the shouting's over - and this report shows you exactly why.
from the American Chemistry Council
The Chemical Activity Barometer (CAB) expanded 1.0 percent in May following a revised 0.8 percent increase in April and 0.1 percent increase in March. All data is measured on a three-month moving average (3MMA).