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  • Daily Digest
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    Daily Digest 11/10 – Debt Ceiling Will Be Set To Record High, Social Media Increases Depression and Loneliness

    by DailyDigest

    Saturday, November 10, 2018, 8:14 PM

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    • Debt ceiling will be set to record high of $22 trillion, fund government to just summer
    • China’s Central Bank Ready to Tackle ‘Profound’ Economic Changes
    • Million-dollar homes: The number surges as home prices rise. Many are in California
    • Dmitry Orlov Gives an Interview
    • Save Us From Freedom!
    • The West is Failing Julian Assange
    • USA Has Become Oligarchy
    • Almost Half of Big U.S. Banks Are Failing to Satisfy Fed Supervisors
    • Towards 5G communication systems: Are there health implications?
    • Social media use increases depression and loneliness, study finds
    • Punishment isn’t about the common good: it’s about spite
    • Camp Fire is most destructive wildfire in California history: 9 dead, 6,713 structures incinerated
    • Glut of cranberries in Wisconsin means 25% of crop could be discarded

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  • Podcast

    Tim Jackson: The High Price Of Growth

    A finite planet cannot sustain infinite economic growth
    by Adam Taggart

    Monday, October 16, 2017, 7:31 PM

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    Modern society is addicted to and engineered for perpetual economic growth.

    Now, a fourth-grader can tell you that nothing can grow forever, especially if you have finite resources. But that simple realization is eluding today's central planners, despite multiplying evidence that growth is becoming harder and harder to come by.

    This week's podcast guest is Professor Tim Jackson, sustainability advisor for the UK government, professor of sustainable development at the University of Surrey and Director of CUSP. Tim is also a full member of the Club of Rome.

    He explains why the exponential growth rates of today's economies, and their associated rates of resource extraction/consumption, will not be able to continue for much longer — and why a pursuit of "prosperity" (defined much more broadly than simple consumerism) is a much healthier goal for humanity.

     

     

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  • Blog
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    The Rising Threats To Our Health

    Around the world, general health is declining
    by charleshughsmith

    Tuesday, December 29, 2015, 7:35 PM

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    Though evidence of a looming global healthcare crisis is plainly visible, few seem to realize the consequences will be catastrophic to individuals, households and national economies.

    Here is a list—by no means exhaustive—of major health issues threatening hundreds of millions of people globally.

     

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  • Daily Digest
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    Daily Digest 7/23 – Requiem For Detroit, Peak Oil Lives But Will Kill The Economy

    by DailyDigest

    Tuesday, July 23, 2013, 2:33 PM

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    • Detroit, and the Bankruptcy of America's Social Contract
    • Requiem For Detroit
    • Same Old Warfare?
    • Now, Old MacDonald Has a Robot
    • Peak oil lives, but will kill the economy
    • Piggybacking on the Hunt For Massive Oil Discoveries: Interview with AOS
    • Oil Production Aside, Middle East still Matters
    • An expert finds New York City's air is full of foreign matter, including rubber and rust

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    Daily Digest 5/11 – A High Frequency Map of the Market, What Is The Fed Thinking?

    by DailyDigest

    Saturday, May 11, 2013, 2:54 PM

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    • A High Frequency Map of the Market
    • Gold & Silver – It Could Get Uglier And Take Longer
    • Safeguarding the Past, in an Uncooperative Present 
    • What Is The Fed Thinking?
    • Better Safety in Bangladesh Could Raise Clothing Prices by About 25 Cents
    • Traffic Pollution May Be Harming Kids in Ways We Never Imagined
    • Cyclone Could Threaten Thousands of Myanmar Refugees
    • Rebuilding After Sandy, but With Costly New Rules

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