Early Headlines: Global Unaffordable Housing, Trump Signs ACA Exec Order, Trump Orders Halt To Regs, Enrollments Increase, Greek Tragedy, China Household Debt Surges And More


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Early Bird Headlines 21January 2017

Econintersect: Here are some of the headlines we found to help you start your day. For more headlines see our afternoon feature for GEI members, What We Read Today, which has many more headlines and a number of article discussions to keep you abreast of what we have found interesting.


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What We Read Today 20 January 2017

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.

This feature is published every day late afternoon New York time. For early morning review of headlines see "The Early Bird" published every day in the early am at GEI News (membership not required for access to "The Early Bird".).


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The Destruction of the Existing Workforce

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All of us have opinions on the affects of automation. My university education stressed that there was nothing to fear from automation, as historically automation created at least as many jobs as destroyed.


Infographic Of The Day: Unusual Pets

We all know that person who isn't content with a dog or cat or some other pet that everyone else has.

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Current Weather Outlook

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NOAA maintains the fiction that we have a La Nina and now forecasts two weeks of wet followed by two weeks of dry. This part of the forecast may indeed work out if the ridge forecast over the Western U.S. materializes. We should be having very interesting and highly changeable weather for the next 30 days at least. At this point, three storms are teed up to impact the West and Southwest within the next ten days. Then the pattern changes to a more dry pattern. The temperature changes may be even more rapid.


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Technical Thoughts: Three From The Trading Room

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Economics, Society, And The Environment: What's Wrong With This Picture?

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A common view of some is that the relationship between economics and the environment is that environmental considerations are 'externalities' for economic systems. In other words, effects produced by economic activity in the environment result from a limited overlap between the economic 'system' and the environment, such as the diagram shown (from Giddings, Hopewood and O'Brien):


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

13 January 2017: ECRI's WLI Growth Index Insignificantly Improves

ECRI's WLI Growth Index which forecasts economic growth six months forward remains in positive territory for the 43rd week - after spending the previous 35 consecutive weeks in negative territory. This is compared to RecessionAlerts similar weekly leading index. ECRI also released their coincident index this week.

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