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  • Daily Digest

    Daily Digest 8/7 – 5% Increase In Bankruptcies Nationwide, Is The ‘Everything Bubble’ Finally Popping?

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    Wednesday, August 7, 2019, 8:57 AM

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    • Cook County Home Values Down 31%, Property Taxes Up 22% Since 2007
    • 10-Year Notes at Negative Coupons Hit Covered-Bond Market
    • Number of pensioned public retirees in California’s $100K Club skyrockets
    • More people filed for bankruptcy per capita in these 5 states in July — and there was a 5% increase nationwide
    • Student Debt Has Gotten So Bad That People Are Fleeing the Country to Avoid It
    • Is the ‘everything bubble’ finally popping? This chart might have the answer
    • Gold Prices Hit All-Time Highs In These Currencies
    • Australia looks to access US fuel reserves to shore up supplies amid Persian Gulf tensions
    • Fourth Turning Economics Pt 2
    • World Economy Edges Closer to a Recession as Trade Dread Deepens
    • California’s largest recycling business closes, 750 laid off
    • Domino’s is stockpiling pizza ingredients to protect against a disorderly Brexit
    • Timber can be more sustainable than other building materials, but it comes with some caveats
    • Victorian councils sending thousands of tonnes of recyclables to landfill as waste crisis deepens

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    Daily Digest 8/6 – The Invention Of Money, Food vs. Fuel vs. Forests

    by Daily Digest

    Tuesday, August 6, 2019, 8:28 AM

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    • Uproar as India abolishes Kashmir’s special autonomy
    • USA Today owner Gannett merges with GateHouse Media to form massive newspaper company
    • India signs USD700 million deal with Russia for 1,000 additional air-to-air missiles
    • The Invention Of Money
    • The Fatal Flaw in How We Organize
    • Fourth Turning Economics
    • Hold the Teddy Bears and Candles
    • ‘Urgent Resolve’ to Fight Domestic Terrorism Faces Tall Legal Obstacles
    • Political blame for mass shootings is not a solution
    • Lack of USAF tanker, airlift capacity causes concern over potential conflict in Pacific
    • Oil Needs To Be Below $20 To Compete With Electric Cars
    • Ecological land grab: food vs fuel vs forests
    • Quarter of world’s population facing extreme water stress

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    Daily Digest 8/5 – Sharp Rise In Brazilian Deforestation Undeniable, The Metadata Trap

    by Daily Digest

    Monday, August 5, 2019, 9:57 AM

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    • Hong Kong police fire tear gas as city is again roiled by protests
    • Perfect summer storm brewing for stock correction as trade war simmers and more Fed action awaited
    • Dow plunges 600 points after China devalues its currency
    • The superrich are selling stocks, buying properties and keeping cash ready
    • Jim Grant: The Trouble With Modern Monetary Theory
    • Russian police detain over 800 in opposition crackdown in Moscow
    • Every Step You Take
    • Growing panic in Kashmir as India, Pakistan bicker over border clashes
    • Scientists unveil the first-ever image of quantum entanglement
    • The Metadata Trap
    • Third Mexican journalist killed in a week amid record murder rate
    • 8chan: Another Mass Shooting, Another Internet Purge
    • The Inslaw Octopus
    • Fears of ‘Chernobyl on ice’ as Russia prepares floating nuclear plant
    • US Northwest towns ‘woefully unprepared’ as fire risk grows
    • More homes evacuated as new storms threaten collapsing UK dam
    • Humanity’s next test: feed 10 billion without ruining Earth
    • Sharp rise in Brazilian deforestation undeniable, says sacked research chief

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    Daily Digest 8/3 – Families Go Deep in Debt to Stay Middle Class, What’s Happening To Greenland’s Ice?

    by Daily Digest

    Saturday, August 3, 2019, 5:57 AM

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    • Families Go Deep in Debt to Stay in the Middle Class
    • Brazil clinches designation as ‘major non-NATO ally’ to U.S.
    • Free-spending consumers lift company profits, but Trump tariffs now loom
    • U.S. Ends Cold War Missile Treaty, With Aim of Countering China
    • Wild Imagination
    • WSJ: US Farmers Filing For Bankruptcy At Levels Not Seen Since Great Recession
    • The Colorado Rapids casually let everyone know that the plague still exists in 2019
    • S&P 500 Posts Its Worst Week Of 2019 As Trade Tensions Flare
    • Silver Prices – The Next Five Years
    • Researchers create human-monkey chimeras in China
    • Epstein reportedly hoped to develop super-race of humans with his DNA
    • Hepatitis A is spreading through poop on the streets. Philly is betting public bathrooms can stem the outbreak.
    • Why Oil Prices Plunged Today
    • How Climate Change Could Trigger the Next Global Financial Crisis
    • Walloped by heat wave, Greenland sees massive ice melt
    • Is Greenland gaining or losing ice?
    • What’s happening to Greenland’s ice?
    • Google’s extravagant climate change Camp mocked as party for ‘entitled fools’
    • French farmers dump manure outside office of Macron party lawmaker

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    Daily Digest 8/2 – Good News Friday: NYC Jail Admissions Down 50%, Ethiopia Plants 350M Trees In 12 Hours

    by Daily Digest

    Friday, August 2, 2019, 4:46 AM

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    • NYC jail admissions down almost 50% since 2014 in major achievement for criminal justice reform
    • Mathematical model identifies acoustic signal preceding seismic shake
    • First US National Park to Offer Heavy-Duty Wheelchairs for Disabled Visitors to Enjoy the Scenery
    • Ethiopia plants more than 350 million trees in 12 hours
    • As India’s tiger numbers rise, Modi has gone on safari with Bear Grylls

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    Daily Digest 8/1 – Cashing In On Donated Dead, Stock Buybacks Reaching Dangerous Levels

    by Daily Digest

    Thursday, August 1, 2019, 5:30 AM

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    • Trump says he will seek U.S. trade accord with Brazil
    • Stock buybacks are reaching dangerous levels
    • Sign of the times: China’s capital orders Arabic, Muslim symbols taken down
    • New protest erupts as Hong Kong charges 44 activists with rioting
    • Trump administration to reduce length of opioid prescriptions for federal employees
    • Looking for work? Your next job interview might just come by text message
    • The Body Trade: Cashing In On Donated Dead
    • 1-year-old daughter of Congo man who died of Ebola has virus
    • World’s Newest Offshore Oil Boom Struck By Political Turmoil
    • North Korea launches two short-range ballistic missiles, South Korea says
    • All spent nuclear fuel in the U.S. will soon end up in one place
    • 37 people injured from explosion at ExxonMobil plant in Baytown; shelter-in-place lifted
    • Secret Russian Nuclear Accident Caused a Huge Radiation Cloud to Blanket Europe, Scientists Claim
    • Mekong River at its lowest in 100 years, threatening food supply

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    Daily Digest 7/31 – Federal Borrowing Soars as Deficit Fear Fades, Markets Get Ready For The Great Unknown

    by Daily Digest

    Wednesday, July 31, 2019, 8:17 AM

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    • A Fed Reversal Will Store Up Trouble
    • Companies are ramping up share buybacks, and they’re increasingly using debt to do so
    • Federal Borrowing Soars as Deficit Fear Fades
    • The Undeclared Currency War: How the ECB Is Forcing the Fed’s Hand
    • Markets Get Ready for the Great Unknown
    • Negative Interest Rates: Someday The Bank May Pay You For Your Mortgage
    • Asset Bubbles to Zombie Companies: The Dark Side of Rate Cuts
    • Watch out, America: China and Russia are stockpiling gold
    • Milton Friedman: The Forgotten History of the Godfather of Conservative Libertarianism
    • YouTube needs ‘new set of rules and laws’: executive
    • Pfizer to combine off-patent drug business with Mylan
    • Cambodia buying ‘tens of thousands’ of Chinese weapons: PM
    • 3 Things to Watch as Summer Heat Bakes the Arctic
    • Farmers struggle to find hay for animals as wet spring creates shortage

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    Daily Digest 7/30 – Fed Chief Signals Rate Cut Ahead, Is An Aging Population Actually Bad For The Economy?

    by Daily Digest

    Tuesday, July 30, 2019, 5:44 AM

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    • Stocks close higher, S&P 500 hits 3,000 for the first time as Fed chief signals rate cut ahead
    • Google Continues Investments in Military and Police AI Technology Through Venture Capital Arm
    • Raytheon, DARPA complete design review for hypersonic weapon
    • Is an aging population actually bad for the economy?
    • The House Passes Budget Deal to Increase Military Spending
    • Dialysis Firm Cancels $524,600.17 Medical Bill After Journalists Investigate
    • Rich investors may have let a hospital go bankrupt. Now, they could profit from the land
    • Evicted by Matthew Desmond review – what if the problem of poverty is that it’s profitable to other people?
    • Tulsi Gabbard Calls for Americans to Unite Against Big Tech
    • Trump aide submitted drafts of 2016 ‘America First’ energy speech to UAE for edits, emails show
    • A 26-year-old billionaire is building virtual border walls — and the federal government is buying
    • Brazil’s indigenous people: Miners kill one in invasion of protected reserve

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    Daily Digest 7/29 – U.S. Dollar Declarations Show Currency Move Still in Play, Farmers Reckon With New Reality In Heartland

    by Daily Digest

    Monday, July 29, 2019, 6:21 AM

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    • Moscow Police Arrest More Than 1,300 at Election Protest
    • Aleksei Navalny, Putin Foe, Is Hospitalized After ‘Severe Allergic Reaction’ in Jail
    • Sports and IQ: the persistence of race ‘science’ in competition
    • Coren: Protesters were peaceful, then riot police charged
    • Trump Dollar Declarations Show U.S. Currency Move Still in Play
    • Israel launches race to build 5G mobile networks
    • Whatever happened to the Palestinian 3G deal?
    • A deadly mosquito-borne virus that causes brain swelling in humans has been detected in Florida
    • The new political story that could change everything
    • Swarms of grasshoppers invade Las Vegas: “Everybody was going crazy”
    • This floating city concept is one way to cope with climate change
    • Do airplane contrails add to climate change? Yes, and the problem is about to get worse.
    • Robots come to the rescue after Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster
    • “I’m not a climate change guy, but…”: Farmers reckon with new reality in the heartland
    • Under Brazil’s Far Right Leader, Amazon Protections Slashed and Forests Fall
    • Trinity: “The most significant hazard of the entire Manhattan Project”

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    Daily Digest 7/27 – Killer Heat Hits U.S. And Europe, Has F.I.R.E. Been Extinguished?

    by Daily Digest

    Saturday, July 27, 2019, 7:02 AM

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    • China-US Trade War: Japan G20 Déjà vu?
    • Armed robbers steal at least $30 million of gold and precious metals in Sao Paulo airport heist
    • Did Trump’s ‘Plan B’ For Iran Just Fail?
    • Flags of inconvenience: noose tightens around Iranian shipping
    • Tulsi Gabbard Sues Google for Censorship of Ads
    • F.I.R.E. – Ignited By The Bull, Extinguished By The Bear
    • Trump says U.S. could tax French wine in retaliation for digital tax
    • Inflation Ghosts: Past, Present & Future
    • NASA has revealed Orion, and its Artemis moon mission has never been closer
    • Rare brain-eating amoeba kills swimmer days after visit to Fantasy Lake water park in Hope Mills
    • U.S. tax collectors urge owners of virtual currencies to pay back taxes, file amended returns
    • Biosynthesis of cannflavins A and B from Cannabis sativa L
    • With Congress limiting what can be dumped at nuke sites, the energy department may just redefine what it’s dumping
    • Killer Heat in the United States: Climate Choices and the Future of Dangerously Hot Days
    • Europe heat wave: Temperatures hit 109 degrees in Paris “urban heat island”
    • Heat, then hail: Weather and travel woes hit Britain, France

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