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Study: When It Comes To Polarization Across The Globe, America Leads The Way

cited Morris P. Fiorina, Shanto Iyengarvia Palo Alto Online
Monday, January 20, 2020

Researchers seek to understand why America's political divide has grown faster and larger than those in eight other democracies

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Chief Economist Update: As Low As Lowe Will Go

mentioning John B. Taylorvia Financial Standard (Australia)
Wednesday, November 27, 2019

The RBA's growth and inflation forecasts and the Taylor Rule calls for just one more rate cut next year.

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One Explanation For Weak Wage Growth: Workers’ Reluctance To Switch Jobs

quoting Steven J. Davisvia The Wall Street Journal
Sunday, November 17, 2019

Central banks should monitor job-market churn as a stronger predictor of pay, prices and productivity than unemployment, say some economists.


Climate Clarity

by John H. Cochranevia Grumpy Economist
Saturday, November 16, 2019

China uses half again more energy than the US, to produce  $13.6 trillion vs. $20.5 trillion of GDP. That energy is strikingly weighted to coal (90 vs. 14  QBTU).

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The Stock Market’s ‘Halloween Indicator’ Is More Trick Than Treat

cited Steven J. Davisvia Market Watch
Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Those counting on the so-called Halloween Indicator to boost the U.S. stock market over the next six months may be in more for of a trick than a treat.

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Australian Meimanat Hosseini Chavoshi Feared To Be Among Growing Number Of Foreign Nationals Held In Iran

quoting Abbas Milanivia ABC News Online
Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Three Australians detained in Iran have been the subject of intense public interest, with two being released over the weekend. But a fourth Australian is believed to be unable to leave the country.

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Sceptic Or Believer?

mentioning Bjorn Lomborgvia Ahram Online
Monday, October 7, 2019

Our subject is climate change. It is not one we are particularly fond of but the mainstream media is obsessed with it, inundating us with headlines and articles, so here we go again to examine the issue one more time.

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The West In Disarray

quoting Niall Fergusonvia The Kingston Whig-Standard
Monday, September 16, 2019

The idea of the West is difficult to define. It has known many incarnations over the centuries. In the fourth century CE, it was used to designate the division between the western and eastern Roman empires. In the later Middle Ages, it was used to separate the western and eastern Christian Churches, the Roman Catholic and the Orthodox. In its modern incarnation, it dates back some 600 years.

Condoleezza Rice gives the before-dinner remarks titled “US Global Leadership?”
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Condoleezza Rice & Philip Zelikow: To Build A Better World

featuring Condoleezza Ricevia UVA Miller Center
Thursday, September 12, 2019

Condoleezza Rice will visit the University of Virginia on Thursday, September 12. Rice, the 66th U.S. Secretary of State, has a distinguished career in both academia and public service, ranging from her current position at Stanford University to George W. Bush’s National Security Advisor.

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Pompeo Makes History In Pohnpei, Courts Pacific Allies

quoting Elizabeth Economyvia Saudi Gazette
Monday, August 5, 2019

Mike Pompeo became the first US Secretary of State to visit Micronesia Monday, as Washington's signaled a renewed interest in its Pacific allies, no matter how small, in the face of regional competition with China.