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.
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.
October 27th, 2013
in Op Ed
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.
Written by Hilary Barnes
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.