IMF Confesses To Being 'Hitman'


by Yanis Varoufakis

IMF confesses it immolated Greece on behalf of the Eurogroup

This week began with a debate in Greek Parliament called by the Official Opposition (the troika's main, but not only, domestic cheerleaders) for the purposes of, eventually, indicting me for daring to counter the troika while minister of finance in the first six months of 2015.

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What We Read Today 30 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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If You Develop Alzheimer's, Will Your Children Get It Too?

from The Conversation

-- this post authored by Rebecca Sims, Cardiff University

The most common question I get asked is 'Will my child get Alzheimer's disease?' In my experience, this concern is one of the biggest worries for sufferers, and given the devastating effects of the disease, it is not hard to see why it is a difficult thought to contemplate.

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Infographic Of The Day: Effects Of Quitting Smoking

Cigarette smoking is to blame 443,000 deaths each year in the United States.

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Each second, millions upon millions of your body’s cells split in two just to keep your DNA alive. But like the hungover plumber, your body is bound to make a mistake or two. The worst-case scenario for these mistakes is the big C, cancer. What starts as a simple miscalculation, dividing your DNA unevenly and incorrectly between two cells, eventually turns into a mass reproduction of that error where faulty cells hijack the body’s resources and eventually take over.

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How Bernie Madoff Is Still Calling The Shots On Wall Street

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The 50 Altered States Of American Housing

by Danielle DiMartino Booth, Money Strong

Money Strong Article of the Week

Oh the horror! Movies that is. Its summertime and once again they're out there, all those shriek-worthy trailers just waiting to pounce. They'll grab you by the psyche and parade just for you and your mind's viewing pleasure an all-inclusive review of your horror genre past. And if you happen to have been born squeamish and came of age in the '80s, you know it only took sitting through a handful of scream inducers before you gave up the fight and relinquished the field. A little Halloween here, a dash of Friday the 13th there with some Freddy K thrown in for good measure and yours truly duly checked out for life.

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August 2016 Economic Forecast: Outlook Improves But Remains Very Soft

Written by Steven Hansen

Econintersect's Economic Index is no longer in contraction but its level is correlating to a snail's pace economic growth. The index remains near the lowest value since the end of the Great Recession. This month a graphic has been added to highlight the differences with GDP.

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