Written by Econintersect
Early Bird Headlines 28 September 2016
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.
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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Written by Frank Li
If you think you know the answer, think again! Here is what Wikipedia - Democracy has to say: "No consensus exists on how to define democracy". Besides, you may have heard of "liberal democracy", but what about "conservative democracy"?
In this article, I will succinctly define what democracy is, as used in all my publications.
Infographic Of The Day: See Every Single Part Inside An IPhone
In the past, we've broken down the extraordinary raw materials in an iPhone 6s, but today's infographic takes it a step further: it delves into each individual component inside an iPhone as well as where it comes from.
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Written by Sig Silber
At this point we have a storm that appears to be headed towards Baja California today (Monday) and back towards Salt Lake City on Thursday. It made me think of the Camino Real or Royal Road of which there were at least a half dozen in Mexico. At any this very meridional trough for so early in the Fall may well dominate CONUS weather this week. Elsewhere, Typhoon Megi may pass North of the Philippines on the way to Taiwan and then possibly Hong Kong. Next week we may have an interesting situation in the Gulf of Mexico. Lots to talk about. .
from The Conversation
-- this post authored by Adam Quinn, University of Birmingham
The big question going into the first debate of the presidential election was whether Donald Trump would decide to tone down the cartoonish, belligerent alpha male shtick that has carried him this far. The debate gave him an opportunity to present himself unfiltered to an audience predicted to rival that of a Super Bowl, and to reinvent himself as a calmer, more coherent candidate for the benefit of the unusually large number of undecided voters up for grabs.
Written by Jim Welsh
Macro Tides Technical Review 27 September 2016
As expected the Bank of Japan BOJ on September 21 did not push short term interest further into negative territory, which is a tacit acknowledgment that the BOJ's foray with negative rates unleashed too many negative unintended consequences. Instead, the BOJ announced it would peg the 10-year yield on Japanese government bonds (JGBs) at 0%.
27Sep2016 Market Update: Wall Street Gains From Tech Stocks And A Three Percentage Loss In Crude Pri
Written by Doug Short and Steven Hansen
The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index which had increased in August, improved further in September. The Index now stands at 104.1 (1985=100), up from 101.8 in August. The market expected (from Bloomberg) this index to come in between 96.4 to 102.3 (consensus 98.8).