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Are We Seeing the End of Neoliberalism?

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In 1944, a meeting of world leaders was held in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire that would shape global politics for decades to come. The issue at hand was to determine how the global economy would be structured following the devastation of World War II and the instability of power therein. Conference attendees agreed on a few things.   First that …

We Finally Have Some Good News on Climate Change

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According to a new study in the journal Science, Antarctica’s ozone hole has finally begun to recover. The hole was discovered in 1985 and had plagued scientist since. The “hole” is the label given to a layer in the Antarctic stratosphere between 10 and 15 Kilometers in altitude where the ozone had been virtually depleted.   In 1987 the “Montreal …

How Will Millennials Shape the World’s Economy?

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The 2 billion member Millennial generation is reaching early adulthood, and they are already having a profound effect on the global economy. Businesses around the world are continually meeting and instituting reform in an attempt to capture the interests of the emerging market. So what do young people believe and how will the economy respond to their demands?   Millennials …

5 Dead as Russian Helicopter Shot Down in Syria

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A Russian helicopter was shot down in Syria early Monday morning, killing 5 on board. The Mi-8 transporter was shot down by rebels according to Russian sources. The plane was reportedly on its way to deliver much needed humanitarian aid to Aleppo.   “From what we know from information provided by the Defense Ministry, all those who were on the …

Zika Virus Confirmed in United States and UK

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For some time the Zika Virus has made headlines thanks to its prevalence in South America and the particularly gruesome side effects experienced by pregnant women. More recently it has made headlines for the potential problems it might cause during the Rio Olympics. Now it’s making news because both the United States and the United Kingdom have confirmed cases of …

Women Detained in Iran for Riding Bicycles, Cited Breaking Iranian Modesty Laws

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A few women in Iran were recently arrested for riding their bicycles in public and were then ordered to write pledges promising never to carry out their “violation” again. Women who attempted to fight the charges were promptly arrested by the National Council of Resistance of Iran. This is not the first time women riding bicycles in Iran has become …

Despite Terrorism, Angela Merkel Stands By Refugee Policy

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A social media hashtag has been launched in Germany, #MerkelSommer, to criticize Angela Merkel’s handling of refugee policy during this summer of terrorist attacks in Germany. Critics are saying Merkel has blood on her hands for allowing refugees fleeing from countries like Syria into Germany.   In 2015, Germany allowed more 1 million refugees into their country, far and away …

Record 2016 Heat Wave is Baffling Climate Scientists

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The first half of 2016 has been one of record heat and environmental catastrophes worldwide. Fires are burning up thousands of acres of land across California, flooding in India and China has displaced millions, and the Middle East has struggled to cope with temperatures consistently over 100 degrees.   “Massive temperature hikes, but also extreme events like floodings, have become …

Donald Trump Calls on Russia to Commit Espionage

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As a reality TV star with no political experience, Donald Trump’s entire Presidential run has been unprecedented. He has consistently pushed the boundaries of not only political correctness, but the limits of the constitution. Today he called for full on cyber espionage.   “Russia, if you’re listening, I hope you’re able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing. I …

Donald Trump’s Trade Policies Would Devastate the Global Economy

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Some Bernie Sanders supporters have switched their allegiance to Donald Trump following Sanders’ loss in the Democratic primary, and they almost always point to trade as the reason why. The argument is pretty straightforward: Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump are both opposed to the trade deals and globalization that have shipped American jobs overseas and hurt American wages.   That …

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