Longevity: American Democracy vs. Soviet Communism

December 18th, 2013
in Op Ed

Written by

How long did Soviet communism last? 74 years, from 1917 (Russian Revolution) to 1991, when the Cold War ended with the disintegration of the Soviet Union!

How long will American democracy last? Well, counting from its true start in 1964 (The Civil Rights Act of 1964), when one person, one vote became a reality in the U.S., it has to live beyond 2038 in order to out-last Soviet communism in longevity.

Can American democracy last for 25 more years? I am worried, deeply ...

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“Bulls Make Money, Bears Make Money and ‘PIIGS’ Get Slaughtered”

December 17th, 2013
in Op Ed, syndication

Written by , KeySignals.com

BLUF (Bottom Line Up Front)

"Beware of Hedge Funds Bearing Gifts" observed the negotiating tactics, being executed by Greece, in order to get a lower interest rate cost on its debt[i]. These tactics involve the creation of a primary budget surplus by Troika edict; which then strengthens the negotiating position of Greece by giving it a modicum of apparent fiscal autonomy.


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Deciding Factors in the Interest Rate Forecast

December 17th, 2013
in Op Ed, syndication

Written by Liz Becker

percentage-170x180With 2013 nearing its end, investors and consumers are already looking towards trends that would be of prime importance during 2014. The rise in interest rates is one factor which the entire market is looking out for.

This can be correlated with mortgage rates, which are now 1% point higher than what they were at the start of the year. The saving rates, however, have been at a standstill, so a rise in deposit rates would be good news for consumers.

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Are Neo-Classical Economists Worth Talking To (Caballero Edition)?

December 17th, 2013
in Op Ed

by Dirk Ehnts, Econoblog101

The answer that is in my mind at this point in history is: no.  Thomas Kuhn in his book on the structure of scientific revolutions said that the old view will just ‘die out’. And I think that this opinion is correct.

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Democracy Defined in Statistical Concord

December 15th, 2013
in Op Ed, syndication

Statistically Significant Practice Of Democracy: The Culture Cup Challenge For Context Nomads, and Teaching Citizens To Think

by Roger Erickson, OpenMonetaryOperationsForum

This essay was prompted by yet another advertisement that both cracked me up, and also unleashed the stream of reform. Here's raising a cup to those who pave the way.

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