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Ranting Collapse 2017

by Reverse Engineer, Doomstead Diner

Published on The Doomstead Diner 15 October 2017

Discuss this Rant at the Podcast Table inside the Diner

The Frostbite Falls Daily Rant is BACK! At least for today, anyhow.

A few weeks ago we received a very large DONATION to the SUN Foundation for developing Sustainable Communities, which is the 501c3 Non-Profit arm of the Doomstead Diner.

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The Great Barrier Reef Can Repair Itself, With A Little Help From Science

from The Conversation

- this post authored by Ken Anthony, Britta Schaffelke, Line K Bay, and Madeleine van Oppen, Australian Institute of Marine Science

The Great Barrier Reef is suffering from recent unprecedented coral bleaching events. But the answer to part of its recovery could lie in the reef itself, with a little help.

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Fighting Corruption In The Philippines

Written by Dan Steinbock, Difference Group

Despite opposition, President Duterte's Anti-Corruption Commission is vital in light of Philippine history and international experience. To be effective, the anti-corruption agency must be independent.


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Why Richard Thaler Won The 2017 Economics Nobel Prize

from The Conversation

-- this post authored by Sergey V. Popov, Cardiff University

The 49th Sveriges Riksbank prize in economic sciences - commonly referred to as the Nobel Prize for economics - has been awarded to Richard H Thaler for his contributions to behavioural economics. He was a key proponent of the idea that humans do not act entirely rationally. By applying insights from psychological research, he helped the world better understand people's economic decision-making in particular.

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How To Wipe Out Puerto Rico's Debt Without Hurting Bondholders

by Ellen Brown, Web of Debt

During his visit to hurricane-stricken Puerto Rico, President Donald Trump shocked the bond market when he told Geraldo Rivera of Fox News that he was going to wipe out the island's bond debt.

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Why A No-deal Brexit Doesn't Even Bear Thinking About - Let Alone Planning For

from The Conversation

-- this post authored by Panicos O. Demetriades, University of Leicester

I couldn't help feeling a sense of deja vu when I heard the news that Theresa May's government has started preparations for a no-deal Brexit.

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Here's Why Janet Yellen Is A Revolutionary Hero

by Lee Adler, Wall Street Examiner

Financial media pundits have been breathlessly speculating lately about who the next Fed Chair will be. Will it be Yellen again? Will it be Cohn? Will it be Warsh? Or will it be somebody else?

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Chronic Conditions And Health Care Costs

by Timothy Taylor, Conversable Economist

The technical definition of a chronic health condition is "a physical or mental health condition that lasts more than one year and causes functional restrictions or requires ongoing monitoring or treatment."

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The Poor Make Us Rich

by Carmine Gorga, The Somist Institute

There is a reason why, after thinking and much publishing on Concordian economics for about fifty years, I never get bored.

I always find new wrinkles in this new/old paradigm of economic analysis. This is my latest surprise: The poor make us rich.


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