from The Conversation
-- this post authored by Aidan Hehir, University of Westminster
Libya is mired in crisis - a 'shit show' according to President Obama. Many have declared that the 2011 intervention shouldn't have been launched , and that the Libya campaign is reason enough to put an end to the practice of 'humanitarian intervention'.
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by Philip Pilkington
Recently I did a post on the work of Katharina Pistor and included some very broad details of something related that I'm working on. Despite me saying clearly and multiple times in the piece that I was massively oversimplifying I nevertheless got some response pointing to supposed 'errors' and 'banalities' in what I was saying.
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Sleeping is perhaps the most important aspect of van living, and without a comfy bed your adventure could be marred by insomnia and a bad back.
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by Charles Hugh Smith, Of Two Minds
The endless bleating of well-paid pundits in the corporate media about 'reform' is just more circus.
It's difficult for well-meaning pundits to abandon the fantasy that meaningful reform is possible. Indeed, a critical function of the punditry and corporate media is to foster the fantasy that the status quo could be reformed if only we all got together and blah blah blah.
Written by Investing.com Staff, Investing.com
U.S. stocks post slight losses as Dow, S&P end April flat for the month
U.S. stocks fell slightly on Friday, ending April with one of their worst weeks since early-February as a sell-off in the technology and health care sectors, as well as a wave of soft economic data weighed on the major indices.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 57.12 or 0.32% to 17,773.64, while the S&P 500 Composite index fell 10.51 or 0.51% to 2,065.30, each closing lower despite a late rally in the final hour of the session. At session-lows, both indices moved into negative territory for the month before recovering to close the month fractionally higher. On the S&P 500, six of 10 sectors closed in the red.
29Apr2016 Market Update: DOW Off Triple Digits, Crude Prices Have Slipped Off Session Highs And Shor
29Apr2016 Pre-Market Commentary: US Futures Fractionally Lower, Crude Prices Moving Higher, US Dolla
ECRI's WLI Growth Index which forecasts economic growth six months forward advanced higher in positive territory for the fifth week - after spending the previous 34 consecutive weeks in negative territory.