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We May Be Doomed But The Fat Lady Ain't Singing Yet

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by Reverse Engineer, Doomstead Diner

Nihilism, Misanthropy & Misery Metasticize

Discuss this article at the Psychology Table inside the Doomstead Diner.

The reasons people become Kollapsniks (followers of Collapse Dynamics) vary quite a bit. I came to collapse from the economic end, looking for the reasons behind the collapse of the investment banks Bear Stearns and Lehman brothers in 2008.

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What We Read Today 24 July 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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What's Behind The Global Rise In Short-Sightedness?

from The Conversation

-- this post authored by Chris Hammond and Katie Williams, King's College London

Over the last century, myopia (short-sightedness) has risen to epidemic proportions. In South-East Asia nearly 90% of school leavers are now affected. In the West the figures are not as dramatic, but it appears to be similarly increasing. We found that nearly half of 25 to 29-year-olds are myopic in Europe and the rate doubled in those born in the 1960s compared with those born in the 1920s.

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Infographic Of The Day: Shuffling Cards

Someone with the lowest experience with cards will still be able to perform the perfect shuffle.

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Video of the Day:

Let us introduce the most expensive US Air Force aircraft to operate. The costs per flight hour if military aircraft can reach insane levels - Consisting of spare part costs, maintenance, fuel, shelter, crew etc. Here are the top ten when it comes to operation costs.


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Insider Trading 22 July 2016: ServiceNow, Apple Selling



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Trump Doesn't Need To Win The Popular Vote To Be President

Written by John Lounsbury

We recently pointed out that if only a total of 278,000 votes for Obama had switched to Romney in 2012 that Romney would have won. If the switches had been made in just 3 states, Florida (38,000 out of 8.474 million or 0.45%), Ohio (84,000 out of 5.581 million or 1.5%) and Pennsylvania (156,000 out of 5.754 million or 2.7%), Obama would have been a 1-term president.

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

15 July 2016: ECRI's WLI Growth Index Improved

ECRI's WLI Growth Index which forecasts economic growth six months forward was improved and remains in positive territory for the 17th week - after spending the previous 35 consecutive weeks in negative territory. ECRI has released their coincident and lagging indices and is reported below.

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