Daily Archives: June 23, 2011

I am a part of it

The series ” The world we live in Now” has been an experiment. For some time now I have been posting articles I found across a wide selection of media. I tried to stick to articles written by independent experts … Continue reading

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Black Swan Events

By Nouriel Roubini Despite the series of low-probability, high-impact events that have hit the global economy in 2011, financial markets continued to rise happily until a month or so ago. The year began with rising food, oil, and commodity prices, … Continue reading

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Drugged

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Politicians playing poker

SUMMER is at hand in the world’s big financial centres, but the mood is hardly bright. Stock prices have been sliding for weeks in response to gloomy economic news. Factory output has slowed across the globe. Consumers have become more … Continue reading

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The common sense revolution

By Danny Schechter Spain is justly proud of the paella, a distinctive dish that mixes diverse vegetables or seafood into a tasty fusion of delectability. They have now created a political version in the form of Tahrir Square-esque encampment in … Continue reading

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Climate change is bad for you

By Dhar Jamail The rate of ice loss in two of Greenland’s largest glaciers has increased so much in the last 10 years that the amount of melted water would be enough to completely fill Lake Erie, one of the … Continue reading

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