“At some point the market has to accept that what is good for Main Street is also good for Wall Street,” said Quincy Krosby, chief market strategist at Prudential Financial. “But that mantra changes if it puts too much pressure on margins and at the same time forces the Fed to see galloping inflation on the horizon. That makes for a much more aggressive Fed.”
Representation in the narrow sense of producing politicians who are perfectly attuned to the policy preferences of voters is a pipe dream for lots of reasons. But the empirical work of Richard Fenno and others shows that politicians do take seriously the process of representation — making promises during campaigns, then governing with those promises in mind, and then explaining their actions in office in terms of the original promises and making a new set of promises in the next campaign. Connecting all of that to the voters is a complicated story, but in my view this kind of representation is a crucial part of real-life self-government. And elections are central to the cycle of democratic promises.
The American dream is that an individual can work hard (“pull themselves up by their bootstraps”), be recognized as valuable, and earn rewards or status in exchange. Having individual agency is strongly connected to the idea of a meritocracy, where the deserving are granted rewards.
But what if our success is not a function of what we do as individuals, but a function of the position we hold in society’s strata?
According to military planning documents obtained by Newsweek, the military is concerned about the arrival of “unregulated militia members self-deploying to the border in alleged support” of U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
The assessment estimates that 200 militia members could show up. “They operate under the guise of citizen patrols,” the report said, while warning of “incidents of unregulated militias stealing National Guard equipment during deployments.”
Defense Department officials say the border deployment is set to last until Dec. 15. It is not clear how much it will cost to send active-duty military troops to the border for the 45-day deployment, and neither the Pentagon nor the White House has provided a price estimate.
Here we are eighty years later and the mood of the country is similarly on edge. We are ten years into an “economic recovery” for Wall Street, while Main Street still struggles to make ends meet. Real wages have barely budged in two decades, while energy, healthcare, food, rent, and education costs have soared for the common people. The initial phase of the financial crisis devastated the retirement savings of millions and resulted in millions more getting kicked out of their houses by Wall Street bankers, who committed fraud and were rewarded by a taxpayer funded bailout and free money provided by their puppets at the Federal Reserve.
Mr. Karel, the general manager of the Arthur Companies, which operates six grain elevators in eastern North Dakota, has started to pile one million bushels of soybeans on a clear patch of ground behind some of his grain silos. The big mound of yellowish-white beans, already one of the taller hills in this flat part of the world, will then be covered with tarps.
Guy Rosen, Facebook’s VP Product Management, said the company has contacted browser makers to ensure the infected extensions are no longer offered for download in their stores. It also publishes a user guide, urging people to refrain from downloading software from untrusted sources.
Specifically, if you file your taxes as married filing jointly and you’re covered by a retirement plan at work, then you’ll only qualify for the full tax deduction if your joint adjusted gross income is less than $103,000 in 2019. If you’re not covered by a plan at work but your spouse is, then the income limit for the full deduction is $193,000 next year. The limit for singles is lower. Single people covered by a plan at work can take the full deduction for their contribution only if their adjusted income is below $64,000 in 2019.
In Texas, gas prices dropped from $2.67 a gallon to $2.51 between October and November, according to GasBuddy, a website that tracks gas prices. Of course, cheap gas isn’t great for everyone. Oil is set to have it’s worst week since February thanks to a “looming oversupply,” Bloomberg reported Friday.
Oil rally faces tidal wave of supply (Thomas R.)
Those factors, along with a spate of recent weak economic reports out of China and other emerging markets, have shifted the conversation back toward worries about oversupply, and pushed U.S. futures to lows not seen since April, interrupting an upward move that had consistently found support during the rally’s modest pullbacks.
Prices have slumped badly for several years among other agricultural commodities. “Soybeans is the crop that has held its own and kept a lot of [Minnesota] farms on the positive side” of cash flow,” Thiesse said. “We’ve built the soybean market on exports and China makes up such a big part of that.”
School IAQ Assessment mobile app by EPA provides schools and school districts with strategies for addressing critical building-related environmental health issues such as ventilation, cleaning and maintenance, environmental asthma triggers, radon, and integrated pest management. The app complements existing indoor air quality management programs and can be used as the central tracking mechanism to organize building assessments and prioritize improvements.
The lawsuit — brought by 21 plaintiffs, many of whom are minors, in U.S. district court in Eugene, Ore. — claims the federal government encouraged the production of oil, gas and other fossil fuels, causing the planet to warm and infringing on several of the plaintiffs’ fundamental rights. It lists examples that the government knew the Earth was warming as early as 1965, and it requests a court order for the government to decrease carbon dioxide emissions as well as the creation of a national plan to “restore Earth’s energy balance” and “stabilize the climate system.”
“Because it takes decades or even centuries for CO2 to drop down to the bottom of the ocean, almost all the CO2 created through human activity is still at the surface. But in the future, it will invade the deep-ocean, spread above the ocean floor and cause even more calcite particles at the seafloor to dissolve,” says lead author Olivier Sulpis who is working on his PhD in McGill’s Dept. of Earth and Planetary Sciences. “The rate at which CO2 is currently being emitted into the atmosphere is exceptionally high in Earth’s history, faster than at any period since at least the extinction of the dinosaurs. And at a much faster rate than the natural mechanisms in the ocean can deal with, so it raises worries about the levels of ocean acidification in future.”
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