from The Conversation
-- this post authored by Timothy Oliver, University of Hull
There are lots of productive ways to analyse Brexit - why it happened, how it's developing, and how it might turn out. One of the most interesting is to use the idea of an identity to understand both why the process is proving so painful for the UK, and also why the rest of Europe still seems so confused about why the UK is engaging in this process at all.
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by Philip Pilkington
I note that there is oftentimes confusion today when the gold standard era is brought up. The reason for the confusion when discussing this era is because the monetary system functioned in an entirely different way.
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Written by Sig Silber
When the Long-Wave features (Ridges and Troughs related to the rotation of Planet Earth) are not very distinct, the ability to make forecasts declines. This seems to be the situation beyond about a week right now. Local geography then assumes increased importance. There can be oddities since the checks and balances on weather features moving from one place to another are not as strong as usual.
by Ellen Brown, Web of Debt
Illinois is teetering on bankruptcy and other states are not far behind, largely due to unfunded pension liabilities; but there are solutions. The Federal Reserve could do a round of 'QE for Munis.' Or the state could turn its sizable pension fund into a self-sustaining public bank.
Written by Lance Roberts, Clarity Financial
In last week's missive 'Bulls Run On Yellen's Easy Money,' I addressed the breakout and why we increased equity exposure modestly in portfolios.
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from the American Chemistry Council
The Chemical Activity Barometer (CAB) ticked up 0.1 percent in July following a flat reading in June and a 0.2 percent gain in May.