Three South American Crops that are Endangered by Climate Change

October 28th, 2013
in Op Ed

by Valerie Giesen, INESAD

If climate change seemed far away, here are three reasons to reconsider. From basic daily staples to our favourite morning drink, climate change is already affecting crops in South America. The Inter-American Development Bank estimates that Latin America and the Caribbean contribute 11 percent of the value of world food production, making shifts in the region's agricultural production relevant to global, as well as regional, food security.


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The United States: A Third World Economy in 20 Years

October 28th, 2013
in Op Ed

Special Report from the Daily Reckoning

by Paul Craig Roberts, Institute for Political Economy

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), September brought 148,000 new jobs, enough to keep up with population growth but not reduce the unemployment rate. Moreover, John Williams (shadowstats.com) says that one-third of these jobs, or 50,000 per month on average, are phantom jobs produced by the birth-death model that during difficult economic times overestimates the number of new jobs from business startups and underestimates job losses from business failures.

US Third World Economy

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The Great Deflector

October 27th, 2013
in Op Ed

by Lee Adler, Wall Street Examiner

A well known former Fed Chairman began a book tour today, promoting a new memoir. In his honor, I slightly rewrote the lyrics to this song, below.

The Great Deflector

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A “Liberal” Bigot’s Guide to Hating the South

October 26th, 2013
in Op Ed

by Thomas DiLorenzo
This article appeared originally in LewRockWell.com 25 October 2013

A CNN travel editor named Chuck Thompson has established himself as a one-man hate group in writing a short book entitled Better Off Without ‘Em: A Northern Manifesto for Southern Secession.” He advertised his book in an October 20 article in Salon entitled “Just Secede Already.” Oh, if only we could.

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Could Hollande Play the Dissolution Card?

October 26th, 2013
in Op Ed, syndication

Written by

Those in France who like to guess what France's deeply unpopular President Francois Hollande will do next, and claim to have some knowledge of what people within the orbit of the president are talking about, say that he may choose to dissolve the National Assembly and call a new election.

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