Now, I know that a budget reconciliation dismantling of the law is not a full repeal, because according to the rules it can only touch budget-related provisions. This excludes things like requiring insurers to take all comers for premiums that vary only by age and smoking status or preventing them from imposing coverage caps and lifetime limits, among other measures.
Trump and Our Greatest Mistake (Aaron M.)
Through this essay, my aim is to show that there are two Americas – rural and urban – one that has been in a recession if not depression for nearly a decade, and one that has not. The establishment has been ineffective in addressing the urgent needs of those in Rural America, and as such this establishment has been rejected by a geographic majority of the country. I submit that the economy is the driving force behind Trump’s ascendancy, that Trump is but a symptom of a larger disease, that the “Trump Phenomenon” is not limited to just the United States, and that the true Mistake that is Trump is not the man himself per se, but our inability to proactively solve deep problems that, if left long enough, will fix themselves through violent dislocation. Finally, I will provide my predictions on what happens from here.
International Reserves stood at about $10 Trillion in 2011, but the rate of growth slacked off; the weekly increases in Reserves (which Bloomberg used to publish every Friday) stalled and became smaller, week by week. As mid-2014 came around, the increases were quite small. It was clear that the trend was for ever-smaller increases, and that could only mean that finally there would be no increase, which would be immediately followed by decreases in the total of International Reserves held by Central Banks. That is exactly what took place.
Democrats have dug in their heels, and in some cases are refusing to sit across the table from relatives who voted for President-elect Donald J. Trump, a man they say stands for things they abhor. Many who voted for Mr. Trump say it is the liberals who are to blame for discord, unfairly tarring them with the odious label of “racist” just because they voted for someone else.
Mark Zuckerberg has protested since the election that it’s preposterous to believe that Facebook could change anyone’s minds based on their news feed—yet the company behaves as if it does. Given that Facebook’s main goal is to serve you ads and get you to buy things, their number-one priority is keeping you glued to your feed. If you see a bunch of things you hate in your feed, you’re going to stop looking at it and take your clicks elsewhere. Common sense dictates that Facebook should avoid showing you news that will upset you or make you angry.
Will We Ever See $100 Oil Again? (Josh O.)
In a chilling statement for oil companies, the report concluded that there is no longer a ‘ceiling’ of $100 barrels of oil that there used to be, before prices started to slide in the second half of 2014.
Research and development is also an area that has been badly hit, with oilfield service companies spending less, a significant trend as they spend more as a percentage of sales compared to the major oil companies.
According to the law, for a system to produce thrust, it has to push something out the other way. The EM Drive doesn’t do this.
Yet in test after test it continues to work. Last year, NASA’s Eagleworks Laboratory team got their hands on an EM Drive to try to figure out once and for all what was going on.
To be sure, the IEA sees brisk growth from the current low base going forward, estimating the total EV stock around the globe will expand by about 50 percent annually, hitting 10 million in 2020 and then 30 million by 2025. Still, while the 150 million units in 2040 may seem like a lot, it pales in comparison to the total car market – it will represent only about 8 percent of all passenger vehicles on the roads in 2040.
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